Windows 10: Memory usage is excessively high while no programs are open Solved

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  1.    07 Aug 2016 #1

    Memory usage is excessively high while no programs are open

    I've been dealing with this issue for about a month now... Basically, my memory usage is very high (92% or so) while I have no programs open. I assume this is due to Windows background processes, but I am afraid to end one of them in case I mess something up. I have 6 GB of RAM on my laptop, and didn't have this problem before. Here is a screenshot of the Resource Monitor when I have nothing open (except the resource monitor, of course):

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    Thanks for any help, my computer is running like a brick..
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  2. axe0's Avatar
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       08 Aug 2016 #2

    Could you make screenshots of the memory usages in 2 ways:
    • task manager, processes, filtered on 'memory' (click on the tab to filter)
    • task manager, performance, memory

    and post them

    What we see now from your screenshot doesn't provide an answer what is taking the amount of memory, because you didn't filter any usage.
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  3.    08 Aug 2016 #3

    have also regular warnings telling that my memory usage is too high!
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  4.    08 Aug 2016 #4

    Here are screenshots of the task manager and performance monitor:

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    I am also receiving memory warnings now.
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  5. axe0's Avatar
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       08 Aug 2016 #5

    Missing a screenshot, of processes tab in task manager filtered on memory.
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  6.    08 Aug 2016 #6

    Oh, sorry:

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  7. axe0's Avatar
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       08 Aug 2016 #7

    Could you try to attach it again, I see an empty attachment.
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  8.    08 Aug 2016 #8

    The Paged pool is very high at 21.5 GB. There is no way to tell from Task Manager or Resource Monitor how much of this is in RAM but it is probably substantial. The memory warnings are likely from the commit charge approaching the commit limit. The cause is most likely a driver problem. Sorry I can't help further with that.
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  9.    08 Aug 2016 #9

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    If it matters I was messing around with my synaptics driver, if that's the problem
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  10. axe0's Avatar
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       08 Aug 2016 #10

    As requested, click on 'Memory' to filter the usage on 'memory' in task manager.
    We'll need to know what exactly is using the memory, 94% is not normal usage.
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