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8 gb RAM is fully taken most of the time


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#1 arunkama

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Posted 18 July 2013 - 04:06 PM

Hi

 

I have a Win 8 laptop with Core i7 3rd Gen,1 TB HD, 8 GB Ram, My ram is occupied fully most of the time.During Idle time, Ram usage is 6.7/8 GB.When I work with softwares like Netbeans or photoshop, It reaches even 7.9 GB!!! I use Nortron Internet Security for Protection. Could that be a cause for this huge consumption ? 

I have only one tab open in Chrome as I write this.However, my memory uasge is shown below.
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If need be, I am willing to share more data.

 

What could be the probable cause for this ?

 

Thanks a lot in advance.

 



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 07:13 PM

Why have 8 GB of RAM if you don't want the system to use it?



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Posted 18 July 2013 - 10:19 PM

I am afraid You have misunderstood the problem. What I I am saying is that using 7 gb out of 8 when the system is idle seems to be abnormal to me. The usage shoots up to 7. 9 gb If I open one or more programs.

This is causing sluggish performance. Please help.

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Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:13 AM

Right-click any blank space on the Taskbar and select Start Task Manager. The Process tab is the most telling. If you click CPU (top of the column), it should put the process using the most memory at the top. If not, click it again. DO NOT stop a process without knowing what it does. This can cause major damage if the process is necessary for normal computer operation. Instead, look up the process name on a reliable site like ProcessLibrary.com. The site will give you an idea which program is associated with the process, what it does, and whether it can be shut down safely.



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 06:23 AM

Kindly look at the picture attached with my first post.

If you add up the memory being used, it hardly adds up to 1 GB. But the percentage of memory used up is shown as 78% of 8 GB. How is it possible? 



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 07:46 AM

Try RAMMap, or VMMap to dig deep.

For an explanation of the various terms, this two part presentation is a good start:



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Posted 19 July 2013 - 11:16 AM

Show us a pic of your Performance tab please. Also run process explorer from:

http://live.sysinternals.com/procexp.exe

Run that program and then click on file save as and post the log file it creates as an attachment.

That will give us a good idea of what is running and using up what memory.




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