Windows 10: Extremely high memory usage while doing next to nothing

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  1. Blur11602 Win User

    Extremely high memory usage while doing next to nothing


    Hi everyone,Recently past two weeks I've been having extremely high RAM usage with only MS Edge open.Task manager says that MS Edge is using ~1,500 MB of ram out of my 32 GB but the 'Performance' tab says I've used 80%+ of my installed RAM.I've tried updating all drivers including bios, doing sfc scannow, and updating Windows.also if it helps in any way - task manager lags A LOT when I go to the processes tab, sometimes freezes for up to 10 secondsMy specs are as follows built computer earlier this year:Windows 11 ProIntel Core i7-12700K32GB Corsair Vengeance RGB RS 2x16GBTUF GAMIN

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    Blur11602, Sep 23, 2022
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  2. System and compressed memory high disk usage

    Hi Robert,

    As you are facing issues with high system and compressed memory on your device we will help you with this issue.

    Provide us additional information to assist you better with this issue:

    • What is the make and model of your device?
    • What is the complete error message with respect to the memory when you are trying to access games?

    This issue might have occurred due to applications or services running at the startup on the computer. Bad sectors on the hard drive or outdated and incompatible drivers might also cause such issues.

    I suggest you to refer to the below post check if your issue matches with the same.

    If so, I recommend you to try the troubleshooting steps suggested by Amarjeet Paul
    and check if it helps.

    System and compressed memory high disk usage during file
    copy


    Hope it helps. Get back to us with an updated status of this issue for further assistance.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Sep 23, 2022
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  3. GBCrosby Win User
    System and compressed memory high disk usage during file copy

    Thank you Amarjeet_Paul.

    I spent many more hours than I had hoped this past week reading and trying others' suggestions from this community on how to reduce high RAM usage due to ntoskrnl.exe. The "System and compressed memory" process remained the top consumer of RAM, using 500-900MB,
    among all other processes running. I deemed it to be the likely culprit in making my computer use frustratingly sluggish. After completing your
    third step, steps 1. & 2. provided no improvement in my case, the "System and compressed memory" process RAM usage has plummeted from the top of the Task Manager Process list to the bottom, running at a remarkable 0.1MB! That's a whole lot less than
    1% of the targeted process' gluttony. You're hired! Ps. I'll be keeping an eye on the process' use as I get back to normal operations, and be back if it floats to high in the list. Or if the registry fix you suggested has compromised use in any way. Please
    explain in simple terms what the insertion of your registry modification is doing.

    Thanks again.

    Geoff
     
    GBCrosby, Sep 23, 2022
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  4. Extremely high memory usage while doing next to nothing

    System and Compressed Memory High Disk Usage

    Hi Yousef,

    As you are facing issues with high system memory usage on your PC, we will help you with this issue.

    I understand the inconvenience you are facing with CPU usage by the processes on your device. Do not worry we will help you with this issue.

    These issues might occur due to applications or services running at the startup on the computer. Bad sectors on the hard drive or outdated and incompatible drivers might also cause such issues.

    I suggest you to refer to the below post check if your issue matches with the same.

    If so, I recommend you to try the troubleshooting steps suggested by Amarjeet Paul
    and check if it helps.

    System and compressed memory high disk usage during file
    copy


    Hope it helps. Get back to us with an updated status of this issue for further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Sep 23, 2022
    #4
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