1.    22 May 2016 #1
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    High RAM usage


    I am not sure why windows is taking 6.4GB of memory I have only chrome running with four tabs opened.
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  2.    22 May 2016 #2
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    Wow. That's a lot of ram.
    In one of your screenshots, I can see that you have McaFee. See if you can turn on gaming mode on it, which will reduce RAM.
    If that doesn't work out with you, see what's REALLY taking your ram. Go to where you were in the second screenshot, and make task manager arrange the tasks from largest to smallest (If you don't have that enabled)
    And please send a screenshot of what you see.
    I hope I help.
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  3.    22 May 2016 #3
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    Did enabled gaming mode but that had no effect.
    The previous memory usage screen shot was sorted by memory usage from high to low.


    Quote Originally Posted by AbAppletic View Post
    Wow. That's a lot of ram.
    In one of your screenshots, I can see that you have McaFee. See if you can turn on gaming mode on it, which will reduce RAM.
    If that doesn't work out with you, see what's REALLY taking your ram. Go to where you were in the second screenshot, and make task manager arrange the tasks from largest to smallest (If you don't have that enabled)
    And please send a screenshot of what you see.
    I hope I help.
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  4.    22 May 2016 #4
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    I tried running windows with 4GB and also 8 GB and it looks like the more RAM I have, the more memory it uses.
    For 4 GB, it was running well under 2 GB.

    Quote Originally Posted by vikramchhibber View Post
    Did enabled gaming mode but that had no effect.
    The previous memory usage screen shot was sorted by memory usage from high to low.
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  5.    23 May 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikramchhibber View Post
    I tried running windows with 4GB and also 8 GB and it looks like the more RAM I have, the more memory it uses.
    For 4 GB, it was running well under 2 GB.
    That is to be expected.

    Memory usage in any modern operating system is highly dynamic. Usage will depend on what processes are running, what they were doing previously in the session, how much memory you have, and more. This is far more complex than might seem apparent. Within reasonable limits, the more RAM you have, the more RAM will be used. This is a good thing. Memory is wasted unlessit is being used.

    It would be useful to see a screenshot of Task Manager - Details tab showing and sorted by the "Working set (memory)" column. You will need to add this column as it is not shown by default. The Processes tab does not show enough information for diagnostic purposes.
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  6.    23 May 2016 #6
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    Thanks for this explanation. Doesn't seems to be this is an issue.

    Quote Originally Posted by LMiller7 View Post
    That is to be expected.

    Memory usage in any modern operating system is highly dynamic. Usage will depend on what processes are running, what they were doing previously in the session, how much memory you have, and more. This is far more complex than might seem apparent. Within reasonable limits, the more RAM you have, the more RAM will be used. This is a good thing. Memory is wasted unlessit is being used.

    It would be useful to see a screenshot of Task Manager - Details tab showing and sorted by the "Working set (memory)" column. You will need to add this column as it is not shown by default. The Processes tab does not show enough information for diagnostic purposes.
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  7.    24 May 2016 #7
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    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by AbAppletic View Post
    Go to where you were in the second screenshot, and make task manager arrange the tasks from largest to smallest
    How do you set Task Manager to arrange tasks from largest to smallest (in Processes tab), I can't see/find any setting that does this?

    And how do you add the "Working set (memory)" (+ what help does this give me)

    I am having a similar problem – at least after I have put the computer on in the mornings.

    I do exercises in the morning after getting up and switch on my computer to listen to Music over Jango, but the sound gets regularly distorted by something running in background with a CPU of up to 95%.

    I have Task Manager open to try and find the culprit, but I am either too late, or can’t scroll the Task manager due to it being blocked by the high use, so have been unable to find what is causing the problem. The high CPU use is quite brief, but keep recurring for a while – at least during that exercise/Jang music period and is no fun, the sound is so distorted - and I have to keep stopping my exercising to try and find the problem.

    I suspect it is something that gets checked after starting computer in mornings (updates/etc) but what exactly?

    I need an easy way to see (even/especially after the event) what is using so much CPU.

    tried gaming mode - but it did not help

    thanks
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  8.    24 May 2016 #8
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    @xyz

    You need to create your own thread for your problem. Your problem appears to be quite different and comments here are probably not relevant to your situation. Attempting to help multiple individuals in the same thread causes confusion for all involved. I will not comment further in this thread.
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