Windows 10: incorrect memory shown

  1.    26 Jun 2016 #1

    incorrect memory shown


    I have an 8 gigabyte ram in my pc, but i often experience slow/lag when i use the computer. When this happens, i open up my task manager and check my ram. Here's a screenshot https://snag.gy/vFPA1n.jpg
    https://snag.gy/0VyMRt.jpg
    As you can see, the total ram used up by my user is around 1 gig, while i have 8 gigs of ram installed. i would like to know why the percentage is around 80 percent.
    I'm kind of a noob here so, im sorry if this is a stupid question.
    By the way, here's my specs https://snag.gy/EhBlZD.jpg and https://snag.gy/yPcKIY.jpg
    Thanks in advance!
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  2.    26 Jun 2016 #2

    Post a screenshot of Task Manager - Performance tab showing memory info.
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  3.    26 Jun 2016 #3

    https://snag.gy/lWAi9g.jpg
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  4. Posts : 3,365
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1803 Build 17134.48 and W10 Insider Build 17672
       26 Jun 2016 #4

    You have a very high non-paged pool. This is usually indicative of a memory leak from a bad device driver. Can you describe what else is happening before you experience the slow-down in response?

    If you can be more detailed about your specs we might be able to make more suggestions: System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums
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  5.    26 Jun 2016 #5

    philc43 said: View Post
    You have a very high non-paged pool. This is usually indicative of a memory leak from a bad device driver. Can you describe what else is happening before you experience the slow-down in response?

    If you can be more detailed about your specs we might be able to make more suggestions: System Specs - Fill in at Ten Forums
    The lag only happens if I am running a high-memory program. Other than that, the computer actually runs almost like normal.
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1803 Build 17134.48 and W10 Insider Build 17672
       26 Jun 2016 #6

    derricklim said: View Post
    The lag only happens if I am running a high-memory program. Other than that, the computer actually runs almost like normal.
    Well this could be the reason, non-paged pool is for data that must be in memory at all times for the program to run. If the high memory program really needs lots of data (such as photo editing huge image files) then this will slow down your PC. If the speed of your PC recovers as soon as you stop using the high memory program then I think everything is behaving normally.
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  7.    26 Jun 2016 #7

    But then the lag im talking about is experienced in the high-memory program. Games become laggy and load slowly and sometimes even the mouse movement is laggy when i browse with chrome. I dont think that's normal because all my friends who are using windows 10 are having less than 10 percent ram usage at idle while im sitting at 30-60 percent.
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    Wndows 10 x64 Home version 1803
       26 Jun 2016 #8

    derricklim I assume you have checked for malware on your computer?
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