1.    29 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Low memory all of a sudden


    Hi. I know a lot when it comes to RAM, I know how to manage it, how to decrease the usage of it. However, when I was using chrome, I get a message warning me of too much ram used. I go to task manager, after closing chrome, to see this:
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    What the heck is that "system memory..." thing? Is it just RAM that needs to be cleaned? This doesn't happen often, I'm just curious and what can I do to prevent it in the future?
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  2.    29 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10.0 Home Build 10240

    Could you right click on that and post pictures of the service and the task in detail tab associated with that task?
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  3.    29 May 2016 #3
    Join Date : Apr 2016
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    Windows 10.0 Home Build 10240

    What I'd do here is restart the PC and run nothing. Then kill every killable and unnecessary for running of Win10 tasks. Kill everything but tasks like svchost, winlogon, dwm and the others that need to be running along with Windows.
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  4.    29 May 2016 #4

    I'd also look at your installed software in control panel.

    Open control panel and click on uninstall software, it'l show you all the programs that are installed. Uninstall any that you don't use.
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  5.    29 May 2016 #5
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    Windows 10.0 Home Build 10240

    You might also wanna disable applications to run at Windows startup. Another thing to do is use msconfig and turn off all the useless services like from 3rd party softwares.
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  6.    29 May 2016 #6
    Join Date : Apr 2016
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    Windows 10.0 Home Build 10240

    I just looked up my task manager and I don't have "system and compressed memory" running.
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  7.    29 May 2016 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by AbAppletic View Post
    However, when I was using chrome, I get a message warning me of too much ram used.
    Try this: System and Compressed Memory - Page 3

    Other common solution is turning off Windows Tips:

    Tips Notifications - Turn On or Off in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums


    Quote Originally Posted by gamer254rb View Post
    I just looked up my task manager and I don't have "system and compressed memory" running.
    Every Windows 10 has it, but if you use a different task manager, you might see it as System (ntoskrnl.exe).
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  8.    29 May 2016 #8
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    Windows 10.0 Home Build 10240

    System and Compressed memory kicks in when your browser is using more than 500MB of your system Ram. Ditch Chrome, use Edge or IE. And don't keep too many tabs open at once.
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