1.    29 Aug 2016 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    High RAM Usage on Idle W10 - Tried Poolmon/Tips of Forum Didn't Work


    Hi all.

    I use a notebook with Windows 10 (1607/14393.82) on my work. My problem is that it uses so much RAM on idle, at least I think it uses more than normal and when I really need to use with some multitasking, it faults me. When I use the Edge, with some tabs open, the e-mail app and desktop remote connection (which I use the most to work) it "lags" a little and I need to wait or close some things to use again.

    On task manager the problems point to the RAM. I searched on the forum for some tips and used the poolmon tip, but it only showed to me a 40MB non-paged process.

    I appreciate any help. I'll leave the specs and some screenshots (and sorry for the bad english):

    Windows 10 1607 - 14393.82
    Intel Core i5-5200U 2.20Ghz
    4GB RAM DDR3
    1TB HDD
    Dell Inspiron 3543 (from Brazil and formatted to remove all the crapware)
    I only browse with Edge

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  2.    29 Aug 2016 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
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    Actually, I don't think there's a problem mainly because Windows likes as much memory as it can get and also because there's always something running in the background. Two ways I prevent problems with RAM/Random Access Memory is to use the written recommended [in Windows, Help and Support] of 1.5 Times the physical RAM for the Virtual Memory/paging file and also to run 6GB or 8GB RAM depending upon the maximum allowed by the motherboard. I know there's a cost involved that some folks can't deal with.
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  3.    29 Aug 2016 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
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    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Tatsumak View Post
    When I use the Edge, with some tabs open, the e-mail app and desktop remote connection (which I use the most to work) it "lags" a little and I need to wait or close some things to use again.
    It would be better to take screen when you are using those apps and it lags, as said before idle RAM usage seems normal.

    You could disable Superfetch, Windows search, indexing, at the cost of limited functionality, you would regain some RAM.
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  4.    29 Aug 2016 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2014
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    Windows 7

    1.4 GB memory usage on a 4 GB 64 bit system does not seem unusual. Memory usage in any modern OS is highly dynamic. Idle usage might seem high but that is only because there is no better use for it. Memory was meant to be used, not sit idle. But if you load a large application this usage will be automatically trimmed back to meet the demand. I have seen this happen many times.

    The 4.8 GB commit limit indicates that the pagefile is only about .8 GB which is rather small. This could cause problems in some situations. Better to set the pagefile to system managed.

    A TairikuOkami mentioned a screenshot during idle doesn't tell us very much. Unless it is abnormal, which it isn't.

    Memory used by Superfetch is on the standby list and will be shown as available.
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  5.    29 Aug 2016 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by TairikuOkami View Post
    It would be better to take screen when you are using those apps and it lags, as said before idle RAM usage seems normal.

    You could disable Superfetch, Windows search, indexing, at the cost of limited functionality, you would regain some RAM.
    Thank you all. Like I said, I think this is a little strange. My home PC has 8GB and it sits between 16~18%. So can I consider it's the same value and everything is ok in my work?

    And here is the image with some tabs open, see how high is the RAM:

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  6.    29 Aug 2016 #6
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    Trnava
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    I think it is obvious, that Edge is at fault, you might consider using other browser, at least during the remote session.
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  7.    29 Aug 2016 #7
    Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Just to be clear, I use the remote desktop to access a program through VPN. The Edge is on the machine that I use, not the one that I connect. Now about the programs, I had the chrome and suffered the same problem. Since the network where I work is blocked, I don't have free access on all sites and some features online (update a program, for example). Firefox and Opera aren't my type. So I'll only try to familiarize with this "problem".

    Since everything is under normal conditions, I'll not try the suggestions that @TairikuOkami had mentioned. Thanks anyway.
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