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High RAM usage Windows 10 - at my wits end...


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#1 CavemanSean

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 09:08 PM

So I've got myself a pretty beefy system;

 

AMD 8370e

MSI 970 Gaming

32 GB of Corsair Dominator RAM

2 x 4TB WD Black's

2 x Intel 480gb SSD's

 

and a bunch of other goodies, but thats beside the point...

 

a few months back I made the plunge to Windows 10 and its been running great, how-ever over the past few days I've been coming home from work to see that my system is running like a snail! (RAM useage is 90+ when it's just idle!)

 

I've googled my butt off on solutions for this but everything I find has to do with high cpu useage

I've ran process explorer and can't see anything hogging resources.

I've made sure Windows is 100% up to date.

BIOS & Drivers are 100% up to date.

I've ran every single scan I can possibly think of without any luck....

 

 

I suspect that there is a memory leak -somewhere- I just can't figure out what. (side note, in the few minutes it's taken me to write this post, my ram useage went from 64% to 67%!)

 

Any ideas?

 



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#2 TheTripleDeuce

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Posted 24 February 2016 - 09:45 PM

do you use firefox? have the same issue and firefox has a massive memory leak



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Posted 24 February 2016 - 10:32 PM

What programs are running while you are away?

 

Restart your pc everyday or every few days is good habit ....



#4 CavemanSean

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Posted 25 February 2016 - 12:24 AM

do you use firefox? have the same issue and firefox has a massive memory leak

Google Chrome my good sir :)

 

 

What programs are running while you are away?

 

Restart your pc everyday or every few days is good habit ....

On system startup, we have.. TeamViewer, AMD Radeon, Dropbox, Box, ESET, Sticky Notes, Logitech Software, Killer NIC, Voice Meeter & Steam,

 

I'll turn the PC on when I wake up, hop into the shower, come out, read some new stuff on cnet, gizmodo and other techy websites, go to work, come home and some days the ram is good... other days its just horrible. (Its also shut down every night.... just sitting idle this beast uses about 160VA according to my UPS. the only reason I keep it running while I'm at the office is because there are times when I need files that are on the PC so I'll remote into it, nab the files I forgot to toss ontop dropbox...



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Posted 25 February 2016 - 11:11 AM

Have you went into task manager and looked what exactly is using all your memory?



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Posted 25 February 2016 - 11:17 AM

Have you went into task manager and looked what exactly is using all your memory?

Yup, Chrome is usually (90% of the time) the highest item at a few hundred MB (on average on all my monitors I'm running about 3 instances of chrome each with about 4 ~ 6 tabs.)






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