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RAM gets too high

  1. #1


    Posts : 11
    Acer

    RAM gets too high


    When I turn on my computer and log in, the RAM is only at about twenty-ish percent and everything is fine. But then after a while (even faster when I play downloaded games) the RAM is at like 70-90% and it's getting annoying. Does anyone know how to fix this? Please and thank you.

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  2. #2


    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    Get more RAM, from what you describe you'd be best served by getting the maximum your motherboard supports. But then you give no details about the computer in your System Specs so it's impossible to suggest something better. Also keep in mind that doing streaming downloads holds more data in RAM for instant use so the RAM will fill up. And Windows does like all the RAM it can get..
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  3. #3


    Your ram should be in use. The question is whether it's available and whether you need more. Ram is faster than any hard drive. Therefore, I wasn't as much cached there as possible.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 11
    Acer


    Okay, well, there's 79 Background Processes and 28 Windows Processes. Could that be a possible cause? Also, what do you mean by "Streaming Downloads"?
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    Forever West
    Posts : 591
    WinVista, Win7, Win8.1, Win10, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17.1


    Streaming downloads is a term used for watching movies and installing updates or programs from the Internet instead of from disc or a single downloaded file, probably applies to game playing as the connection to other players is going through other servers than only your ISPs.
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  6. #6


    Post a screenshot of Task manager - Performance tab showing the memory information.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 11
    Acer
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  8. #8


    Sorry, but that is not what I asked for. Select the tab that shows memory information, not CPU.
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  9. #9


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


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  10. #10


    Posts : 179
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center


    LMiller meant this:

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    Basically he might be looking for non-paged pool RAM usage which is directly related to outdated and poorly written drivers.
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