1.    20 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Home

    Windows 10 Uses Up 99% Of RAM and PC Gets Choppy


    So I've had this problem for about as long as I can remember, almost as long as Windows 10. For a while uTorrent was causing this problem, but it was fixed with a Nvidia driver update. I believe it fixed it, but not sure. The uTorrent problem was a little different though because you'd see it eating up all the memory and then the computer would crash and become unresponsive. This is different. Now, when I look in Task Manager it says 99% memory usage, but it just says system and compressed memory. I read that it was Windows 10 Superfetch and I've closed it down. Now sure that will work or not, but have read from a lot of people that it didn't work for them. It's not a virus, I know that. I've got 32GB of RAM too.

    I did read on Reddit where someone said something about it being an Nvidia capture driver and Shadowplay. Shadowplay isn't even enabled right now, but I am wondering if it has something to do with Nvidia and I feel like that might be true, but if it is, what can I shut down to fix that problem? This seems to happen when the computer has been on for a while, but sometimes it happens only after a few hours. If anyone has any ideas as to what's causing this I'd appreciate it if you have any suggestions. Thanks!
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    20 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 121
    windows 10 pro

    The best suggestion I could give you is a when you use utorrent make sure I when your download is complete you remove the item that you downloaded from utorrent and if you go down to the task view on the taskbar make sure that utorrent is not still running
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    20 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 21
    Windows 10 Home
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the reply. How would removing the item that I downloaded have anything to do with uTorrent if the task is closed though. If uTorrent is closed the torrent would be closed as well, wouldn't it?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    20 May 2016 #4
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,349
    Mac OS Sierra

    Windows 10 Uses Up 99% Of RAM and PC Gets Choppy


    Windows is not eating the RAM. Most likely it is the Torrent Program. You need to look at the processes in Task Manager with the highest use memory process at the top.

    Superfetch needs to stay on. Turning it off will causes problems.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    20 May 2016 #5
    Join Date : May 2015
    Central IL
    Posts : 4,349
    Mac OS Sierra

    Quote Originally Posted by Sithtiger View Post
    Thanks for the reply. How would removing the item that I downloaded have anything to do with uTorrent if the task is closed though. If uTorrent is closed the torrent would be closed as well, wouldn't it?
    It is possible that there is a malware process acting under the name of a normal one.

    You are going to have to run a Mlware Scan on the Machine .
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Choppy video, all sources, 2 different PCs (long post)
NOTE: I apologize for the length of this post, but I wanted to include as much detail as I could. I'm getting choppy video on two different PCs. It's mild and slightly inconsistent, just a mild stuttering as if random frames are missing. I saw...
Drivers and Hardware
Bluetooth Audio Laggy and Choppy.
Hey Guys, I just recently purchase a newish laptop recently off eBay. Its a HP ProBook 6470b, it didn't came with a hard drive so I pulled the SSD out of my old Dell 1545 which has windows 10 preinstalled. Long story short when I listen to music...
Drivers and Hardware
Xbox App choppy/laggy in menu
When I click any menu button or alt+tab out or check achievements or anything in the Xbox app it either lags for about 5 seconds to 5 minutes or it will just freeze completely and never come back and I just have to restart a game. I talked to a Xbox...
Software and Apps
Solved Choppy video playback.. WIn8.1 and Win10(build 10130)..
I seem to be having an odd issue with video playback.. Netflix. When I installed Win8.1(Clean) and performed all of the required updates the play back went from perfect to jittery. The movie will work fine for a few minutes(about 4) and it just...
Drivers and Hardware
Solved Nvdia GTX 980 video very choppy
Windows 10 installed a native driver for the Nvidia 980 card that I have. The display is choppy and every time you open a window it paints the screen very slowly. I attempted to install the latest version of Nvidia (Win 8.1) but got a Blue Screen...
Graphic Cards
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:32.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums