1. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 262
    windows 10 pro x64 stable build
       06 Jul 2015 #1

    process called "system" uses lots of ram


    64 bit
    build 10162
    task manager shows a process called "system", details are "NT Kernel and system"
    it uses between 200 and 600 mg of memory, depending what the computer happens to be doing at the time
    Is this normal, and is there anything to do about it?
    It definitely takes a chunk out of the remaining available ram on a 4 gb system.
    I had this problem with earlier builds, too.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  2. Joined : Sep 2014
    Posts : 2,923
    Windows 10 Pro
       06 Jul 2015 #2

    shmu26 said: View Post
    64 bit
    build 10162
    task manager shows a process called "system", details are "NT Kernel and system"
    it uses between 200 and 600 mg of memory, depending what the computer happens to be doing at the time
    Is this normal, and is there anything to do about it?
    It definitely takes a chunk out of the remaining available ram on a 4 gb system.
    I had this problem with earlier builds, too.
    System is the core OS (NT Kernel). It normally should be less than 100MB, but in some circumstances, depending on workload, it can get higher. 600MB is not a lot really, IE typically uses more memory than that.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


  3. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 262
    windows 10 pro x64 stable build
       06 Jul 2015 #3

    if I shut down all chrome processes, and exit my AV (qihoo 360), then it goes way down, to about 26 mb
    when I start up gmail and my AV, it goes back up to about 260 mb.
    so I guess that's about normal
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 


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