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Computer not using all available RAM


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#1 MattCGI

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Posted 19 December 2015 - 06:11 AM

Hi everyone,

I'm just wondering if this issue is normal, or something that can be solved.

I'm using Windows 10, with 8GB RAM installed (7.89GB usable) http://prntscr.com/9fzutg

However when I go into my task manager, it shows that I'm using 80+% of my RAM when I'm only using around 2GB. http://i.imgur.com/zsX9jIY.png

I'm not quite sure if this is an issue with the PC, or if it's normal and just isn't showing all the tasks that are using RAM, but I would appreciate any feedback.

Thanks.



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Posted 19 December 2015 - 06:18 AM

I want to see screenshot of Resource Monitor and Task Manager performance tab.

 

Press Win+R and type "resmon.exe", this open resource monitor. Click on memory tab, and post a screenshot.

 

Next open task manager, click on performance tab, and click memory, post a screenshot of the result.


CPU: Intel i7-8700K 5.3 GHz ------ RAM: 32GB TridentZ 3600 MHz CL16 ----- Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus X Formula ----- GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 Ti Amp! Extreme ----- Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 1TB -- Samsung 850 Pro 2TB x4


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Posted 19 December 2015 - 06:24 AM

I want to see screenshot of Resource Monitor and Task Manager performance tab.

 

Press Win+R and type "resmon.exe", this open resource monitor. Click on memory tab, and post a screenshot.

 

Next open task manager, click on performance tab, and click memory, post a screenshot of the result.

Sure thing.

Here is the resource monitor screenshot:
http://prntscr.com/9g07o6

Here is the Task manager screenshot: 
http://prntscr.com/9g030u

I see here it says 6.7GB is in use...is there a reason why it doesn't show all the memory being used when in the processes tab?

Thanks for the response.


Edited by MattCGI, 19 December 2015 - 06:39 AM.


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Posted 19 December 2015 - 06:52 AM

Some processes may not show up in task manager, same as my PC because I can only determine what is using my memory in resource monitor.

 

You have some processes that are using lot of RAM, close all applications that you won't use may free up RAM.


CPU: Intel i7-8700K 5.3 GHz ------ RAM: 32GB TridentZ 3600 MHz CL16 ----- Motherboard: Asus ROG Maximus X Formula ----- GPU: Zotac GTX 1080 Ti Amp! Extreme ----- Storage: Samsung 960 Pro 1TB -- Samsung 850 Pro 2TB x4


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Posted 21 December 2015 - 10:21 AM

You can use Speccy to see the max amounts of RAM used by any existing process.

 

Please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.

 

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