Windows 10: Barely any apps running. 87% ram used, 87% committed.

  1.    19 May 2016 #1

    Barely any apps running. 87% ram used, 87% committed.


    8gb ram. 6gb pagefile.

    Barely have anything running. Committed and physical ram are at 87% and won't release.

    I close all programs, and memory use is still high.
    And then it gives me low memory warning and asks me to close firefox.

    This never happened in Windows 7 on my old computer.

    This win10 came with the computer.

    What's happening?
    I wouldn't mind high memory usage if it didn't throw low memory warnings. But it does, and I surely don't have anything open that would altogether take up 7GB of ram.

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  2. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.55 and W10 Insider Build 18262
       20 May 2016 #2

    I am wondering why you have such a large pagefile? Did you set this? It is best to allow Windows to manage the pagefile size. See my settings below:

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  3. axe0's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro
       21 May 2016 #3

    What plugins / extensions are installed in Firefox?
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  4.    22 May 2016 #4

    philc43 said: View Post
    I am wondering why you have such a large pagefile? Did you set this? It is best to allow Windows to manage the pagefile size. See my settings below:

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    because GTA V needs it. otherwise I keep getting low memory warnings from Windows.

    Also I'd rather not have my pagefile fragmented, so I just give it a large chunk of space. I have plenty of hard drive space, so it doesn't really matter.
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  5.    22 May 2016 #5

    axe0 said: View Post
    What plugins / extensions are installed in Firefox?


    it's not firefox. I can close firefox and there's still a lot of ram usage.

    my firefox addons are
    downthemall
    youtube video downloader express
    epubreader
    foxyproxy
    greasemonkey
    imagezoom
    noscript
    textlink

    plugins:
    acrobat
    google talk
    flash
    intel identity protection
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  6. Posts : 160
    Windows 10 Pro Creator Editiion
       23 May 2016 #6

    recent nVidia drivers can be problematic ...

    D.
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  7. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.55 and W10 Insider Build 18262
       23 May 2016 #7

    I would start to look into a clean boot troubleshooting process to try and find which drivers or processes are causing a memory leak.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4...conflicts.html
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    Windows 10x64 Home Version 1803 (Build 17134) 345
       23 May 2016 #8

    link626 said: View Post
    because GTA V needs it. otherwise I keep getting low memory warnings from Windows.

    Also I'd rather not have my pagefile fragmented, so I just give it a large chunk of space. I have plenty of hard drive space, so it doesn't really matter.
    Why have you 6 Chrome 32 running,
    I don't use it but think you only need 1 of them open
    They could be some of your problem
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  9.    25 May 2016 #9

    I think that's common for Chrome, if I am not mistaken.
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  10.    25 May 2016 #10

    With Chrome the general rule is one process for each open tab except that multiple tabs on a single website will share a process. In some cases there will be more processes. 6 Chrome processes is not at all unusual. I have seen many more with no issues.

    Even a huge pagefile, which is not the case here, will have no significant downside except wasting disk space.
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