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High RAM usage in windows 8.1. Can't find source.

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    Adding up process memory usage will never equal total usage. It was never intended that it would. "Private Bytes" is not full memory usage of a process and there are significant users of memory that are not processes. Process Hacker will not account for all of them.

    You would need to add the "Working set" column to see full usage of a process. But we can't assume that the problem is a process.

    Under the View menu select "System information". Click on "Memory" in the left column and post the window contents. That may reveal something.

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    Bamberg Germany
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit


    High ram usage is not a problem is your using a HDD and prefetch is putting pieces of software you use most often in memory to speed things up. Unused RAM Is Wasted RAM. As long as your PC is running well and no freezes, crashes, or constant high CPU usage(unless you've set your power options to High Performance), there is no problem and with 8 gig RAM yours looks normal to me.

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