Windows 10: Memory Usage High but I'm Not Sure Why.

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  1.    23 Dec 2016 #1

    Memory Usage High but I'm Not Sure Why.


    So I've had a memory usage problem for a while, prior to this one, a driver caused my memory usage to rocket up but now that i have uninstalled the driver i'm not sure what i can do about the rest of the memory, even though my memory usage on my acount is low, the entire system for some reason is far higher, the following pictures are to show you what i mean.Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	114575 Im not sure where the others 3 gigs from the 5.6 and the 2.3 gigs goes, if anyone knows why this is please do say and if there is a solution to this, i would very much appreciate if you shared it
    Thanks!
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro Build 1607
       23 Dec 2016 #2

    Not exactly sure how to answer this.

    Your memory is being used by "things" either you start, or are started for you when your system starts or they are Windows processes. Exactly what your vendor loaded and what you've loaded into your machine people on the forum wouldn't know.

    In your screen shots, right beside your user picture/icon is a little arrow head. If you click on it will show you what makes up the 2.3GB.

    For the 3 GB click on Processes. If you want more columns of info, right click in the column headings. You will get a drop down and you can add a column for type, process name and command line. If you left click in the column headings it should sort the column allowing you to see heavy hitters. If it sorts column ascending and you want descending click again.

    Hopefully this will give you insight into where the big chunks are going. Check your startup tab in the task manager to see what is being started. Some can be disabled with no real impact, some will have an immediate impact.
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  3.    24 Dec 2016 #3

    I have almost the same problem as mine goes to the whole 16Gigs of ram and stays like that
    Still looking for a solution. How can i figure out if a driver is causing this ?
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  4. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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    7 and 10 on various machines
       24 Dec 2016 #4

    Hello mate not an expert and have only limited knowledge of 10 right now as I am used to 7 but just out of curiosity what AV are you using??
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  5.    24 Dec 2016 #5

    Right now i use Avast.
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  6. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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    7 and 10 on various machines
       24 Dec 2016 #6

    Ok now just how much memory is that process taking up??

    Edit: Sorry but am going to have to go offline right now because of my broadband being simple atrocious but will be back.
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  7. Caledon Ken's Avatar
    Posts : 1,086
    Windows 10 Pro Build 1607
       24 Dec 2016 #7

    Folks, open up task manager and look in processes and user tab. Expand, add columns as appropriate and then sort. See what is taken up the memory, real heavy hitters and post. Also look in Startup tab and have a rough idea of what each item does.
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  8.    24 Dec 2016 #8

    From what i can see, google chrome uses the most amount of memory, yet it only uses 1.2 Gigs of memory from what i can tell, the sum of all the other processes doesn't even come close to the 5 Gigs, the other 3 gigs I'm not sure where its gone but I can tell from the user processes and the processes tab, that they are both below 2.5 Gigs, which still cant explain the memory usage.
    I used Malwarebytes (but I also have Avira Antivirus) to see if it found anything to resolve the issue but i guess not and also my startup programs are mostly disabled only about 6 are enabled. Still cant seem to figure it out.

    Edit: My startup programs, for the column "Startup Impact", most of the are "None" and the rest are "Not Measured" so I dont think my startup programs are too much of a problem, although Avira is i think has a high impact but it comes as "Not Measured."
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  9. axe0's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro / Windows 10 TP / Windows 8.1 Pro / Windows 7 Pro
       24 Dec 2016 #9

    Could you post a screenshot of the memory usage of the processes please.
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  10.    24 Dec 2016 #10

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    As you'd imagine it would be less than 7 MB memory usage below that point
    Memory usage as a whole = 5.3 Gigs
    User Memory Usage as a whole = 2.4 Gigs

    No other accounts have been logged onto so its only this users memory usage.
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