Why does Windows use so much more ram than my user account uses


  1. Posts : 32
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Why does Windows use so much more ram than my user account uses


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    Why does windows use so much more ram than what it says my account it using?
    I'm fine with it being used but I just wanted to know what it is being use by.
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  2. Posts : 19,241
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux
       #2

    Open Resource monitor > Memory tab and you will see more detailed memory usage.
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    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro
       #3

    Just a comment, I try to have double the RAM or more than what Windows' System Requirements calls for [up to the maximum the machine supports] and never worry about how much memory Windows is using and seldom have crashes involving memory. Windows will use what it needs to run things/programs so it usually boils down to third-party software being the biggest problem. An example, this HP 15 Notebook I'm using has 4GB RAM but doing file transfer to NAS drives kept freezing so I plugged in an 8GB SDHC card and activated ReadyBoost, helped mightily, gave the effect of having 12GB RAM.
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