Windows 10: RAM has unusually low frequency and CPU usage is high

Discus and support RAM has unusually low frequency and CPU usage is high in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; Yesterday when I booted up my PC, windows was running really slow. When I open up any program, CPU usage goes to almost 100%. I also discovered that my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Timahawk627, May 19, 2019.

  1. RAM has unusually low frequency and CPU usage is high


    Yesterday when I booted up my PC, windows was running really slow. When I open up any program, CPU usage goes to almost 100%. I also discovered that my RAM frequency is only 1067MHz in Windows vs the 3000 it runs at normally. I have disabled XMP to see if that would help and nothing changed. I have checked all over and can't find a solution to this issue. This install of Windows is only a couple weeks old as well.

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    Timahawk627, May 19, 2019
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  2. RAM leaks and high CPU usage

    Sorry to seem so negative, folks, but am I the only one who thinks it's disgraceful that the onus seems continually to be on users to fix the ridiculous RAM leaks and high CPU usage problems that were caused by the Fall 2017 Creators Update?

    I received the Creators Update for Windows 10 Pro near the end of the year -- not surprisingly, since I'm currently living in eastern Europe. Installation went smoothly, but from the outset, I began experiencing significantly higher RAM and CPU usage. These
    were issues that I'd not experienced before. I did a bit of research, and discovered that the errors don't really seem to depend on system hardware or idiosyncratic configurations. Instead, the problems appear to lie clearly with the update itself.

    I'm lucky enough to have a very robust system: i7 Haswell-E 5820, factory overclocked and liquid-cooled; 32 GB of RAM; GTX-980; fast SSD as my program drive, etc. I also have a Rainmeter skin that shows me RAM and CPU usage in real time. On boot, I used
    to see only about 2.25 GB of RAM being used; CPU would settle to 1-2%. Since the Creators Update, RAM usage on boot is routinely from a low of about 4.25 GB to as much as 7.5 GB, and CPU usage regularly shows prolonged inexplicable intervals of 20 - 35% usage,
    and occasionally even more.

    I've tried the various suggested measures to alleviate the problems, with minimal (and only temporary) success at best. I've had no success at all in trying to get information directly from Microsoft through Support. It's worth noting that all the various
    suggestions to deal with these problems involving taking steps to cripple Windows functionality in order to reduce system overheads, thereby depriving users of some of the very benefits the OS is supposed to provide. Microsoft doesn't seem to be bothered by
    that; in fact, it seem quite content to allow users to flounder around in the mess created by the update.

    Does anyone have a definitive solution for the RAM leakage and CPU usage problems (short of turning to an alternative OS)? Is there any word as to whether Microsoft will address these problems soon?

    Moved from: [Windows / Windows 10 / Windows settings]
     
    FlatPicker, May 19, 2019
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  3. BecWeb Win User
    Processor Speed is High / CPU Usage Low

    I have an I5-3570k @ 3.4GHz but upclocks to 3.8GHz with the turbo mode.

    Whilst 'idle' I have checked my processor multiplier in CPU-Z, ASUS AI Suite, Real Temp CPU monitor and it is stating 3800MHz. The CPU usage in task manager waivers between 3% and 5% and yet the multiplier stays high.

    In Windows 7 it would downclock to 1600MHz when 'idle'. Now it just stays at 3800MHz.

    Why is the processor staying at this high frequency 1) With low usage 2) Much higher than Windows 7?

    EDIT: Solved this by going to the power settings. It was set on bitsum power management or something like that so I set it to balanced.
     
    BecWeb, May 19, 2019
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  4. RAM has unusually low frequency and CPU usage is high

    My cpu and ram usage is very high!

    Sometimes my cpu and ram usage goes very high.

    System(ntoskml.exe) and svhost(netvcs) use high ram.Once it reach 950 mb of my total 2gb ram.It has become difficult to use my pc (it is already old).Please Help me to prevent this high usage
     
    Windows10xl, May 19, 2019
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