1.    09 Dec 2015 #1

    unknown "windows" software taking lots of memory


    I tried google searching just the direct phrase of "system and compressed memory", but came up with nothing. I have never seen it before until recently, and it is using half a gig average. When I open file location, it does bring me to the windows folder, but it does not mean it was something that was put there by windows.Click image for larger version. 

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  2.    09 Dec 2015 #2
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    It's a new feature to compress currently occupied but unused memory to conserve some free RAM.
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  3.    09 Dec 2015 #3

    so all the memory it is using is really free? I only have 4gb ram on my mac, to I try an conserve it as much as possible.
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  4.    09 Dec 2015 #4
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    Quote Originally Posted by grimofdoom View Post
    so all the memory it is using is really free? I only have 4gb ram on my mac, to I try an conserve it as much as possible.
    It will be replaced if anything needs that part, It's something like .zip, it's smaller but still there. It actually saves you some free memory, good thing.
    Let me put it this way: Any program or part of it that would normally take as an example 1GB, now takes 750MB instead and so frees some really unused memory.
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  5.    09 Dec 2015 #5
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    Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab showing memory information. While 398 MB may be high it is still only 10% of total memory. There is little reason to believe it is the cause of the high memory usage. There are also major users of memory that are not processes, not all of which are shown by Task Manager.
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  6.    09 Dec 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab showing memory information. While 398 MB may be high it is still only 10% of total memory. There is little reason to believe it is the cause of the high memory usage. There are also major users of memory that are not processes, not all of which are shown by Task Manager.
    That's just part of memory that was compressed, without that compression it would be higher usage of total RAM.
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