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#1 Alvaaron

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Posted 24 December 2011 - 10:06 PM

For the past few days (not sure when I noticed it) Rainmeter and the task manager have been showing unusually high amounts of ram usage. I usually hover around 2.5 to 3 GB of my 8 available. It would shoot up whenever I play games of course, but not it's at a constant 4.2 and I can't figure out why. I've included a picture of my task manager. The crazy part is that when I restart, it's usually fine for a few minutes, then jumps back up to 4GB usage.

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#2 jhayz

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 07:43 AM

Running 8 gig of RAM and using 3 to 4 is ok. Just let windows manage your system on swapping/page file. I would worry CPU usage. Normally if you open a program, CPU and RAM usage would get into processing. Different programs require the amount of usage. Some abnormalities are based on the system being infected by a virus. If you would like to compare memory usage of usual programs running based on the image, try checking it on another PC.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 08:53 AM

the more ram you have the more ram some programs will use ,especially Microsoft programs,take Windows as an example,you use to be able to run winxp with 256meg ,give it 2 gig and see what it will use of the 2gig

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 12:58 PM

Running 8 gig of RAM and using 3 to 4 is ok. Just let windows manage your system on swapping/page file. I would worry CPU usage. Normally if you open a program, CPU and RAM usage would get into processing. Different programs require the amount of usage. Some abnormalities are based on the system being infected by a virus. If you would like to compare memory usage of usual programs running based on the image, try checking it on another PC.


I don't worry about my CPU usage, I'm running a Phenom II 955 Black Edition, I idle around 5% to 10% (depending on if I leave Firefox running). Also I lost power last night and just booted my computer up, and the RAM usage seems fine. Odd. I did run a virus scan yesterday though and it came up clean so maybe it was just some program being stuck on something.

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:50 PM

You could use a software called Process Explorer for any further tinkering on any usage. http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653

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