Windows 10: RAM memory idling higher than normal

Discus and support RAM memory idling higher than normal in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; So I let my dad use my laptop for work over the weekend. He left open maybe 30 tabs between word, pdf, and chrome; some downloads too. I noticed my RAM... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Yintwin, Nov 19, 2019.

  1. RAM memory idling higher than normal


    So I let my dad use my laptop for work over the weekend. He left open maybe 30 tabs between word, pdf, and chrome; some downloads too. I noticed my RAM memory is now idling at 30%. I read that this is due to cached data? How can I remedy this?

    submitted by /u/Yintwin
    [link] [comments]

    :)
     
    /u/Yintwin, Nov 19, 2019
    #1

  2. Is 40% Memory Usage at Idle Normal for a Computer with Low Specs?

    I have a brand new laptop computer and I have been having some trouble with processes taking up a lot of CPU, disk and memory resources. After a lot of tinkering, I fixed every problem except for having 40% memory usage at idle. I still think having such a high memory usage at idle is a red flag, but then I remembered that this is not my desktop PC, I have very modest specs on this laptop.

    • CPU: 7th gen i5
    • RAM: 4GB
    • Memory/Storage: 128GB SSD
    • OS: Windows 10 Pro

    Maybe 4GB of RAM is barely enough to keep the core processes afloat? Can anyone with some experience on the matter let me know what they think? I'd like to know what is a good baseline for performance so I know when I should stop troubleshooting for leaks/other issues.


    RAM memory idling higher than normal jexWI.png
     
    Arash Howaida, Nov 19, 2019
    #2
  3. Is 40% Memory Usage at Idle Normal for a Computer with Low Specs?

    The amount of RAM that Windows shows as "in use" on an idle system is almost always practically meaningless.

    Windows (like Linux) is a demand-paged, virtual memory operating system: The OS pages things in when and as they're needed (that's the "on demand" part). "Need" is evidenced by hard page faults. "Things" are sets of pages of code and data.

    A great deal of this happens when the OS starts up. At OS startup time a great many programs that are parts of the OS, plus many more that you installed, are launched. After their initialization steps, most of them don't do much most of the time - this is why your CPU usage will show near-zero.

    Now, if you don't need the RAM for anything else (because the system is, as you say, idle and has been since startup) the OS has no reason to page any of that stuff out - and since some of those programs might need some of it again soon, there is reason to keep it in RAM.

    But if new programs that you start later need more RAM than what's currently available, Windows will automatically reduce the amount of RAM held (the "working sets") by idle processes to make room. Writing to the pagefile is one method used here, but not the only one.

    You don't need to worry about it, and you don't need to do anything to "optimize" it, unless you have performance issues when running the apps you need to run. In which case you're no longer worried about Windows' idle memory usage. RAM memory idling higher than normal ;)

    See my longer answer here.
     
    Jamie Hanrahan, Nov 19, 2019
    #3
  4. Fortitude Win User

    RAM memory idling higher than normal

    Memory use shoots up to 99% after idle time

    I'm facing this problem in the last few days. Memory use according to Task Manager goes up to 99%, CPU reaches 80% and the PC becomes almost totally unresponsive.

    Based on similar threads I installed RAMMap and here's what is shown.

    RAM memory idling higher than normal [​IMG]


    I installed Poolmon and ran it and this is what I get.

    RAM memory idling higher than normal [​IMG]


    Please note that the first entry does not show a tag. Is this normal?

    According to the rest of the listing I should investigate Volsnap.sys and atc.sys. Could you advise what are the next steps?
     
    Fortitude, Nov 19, 2019
    #4
Thema:

RAM memory idling higher than normal

Loading...
  1. RAM memory idling higher than normal - Similar Threads - RAM memory idling

  2. Memory and Disk Usage higher than usual.

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    Memory and Disk Usage higher than usual.: Hi, Recently my Memory and Disk usage have been higher than normal e.g my memory used to sit about 10-15% with only firefox open now runs up to 40% and disk averaged 3% with again just firefox open and now goes up to 20% at random. The disk usage problem is being caused by...
  3. 129 tasks running when idle., 44% percent RAM usage. Is this normal?

    in Windows 10 Ask Insider
    129 tasks running when idle., 44% percent RAM usage. Is this normal?: When absolutely 0 programs are open there are 129 processes running . 44% memory is being used when nothing is open on my PC. Is this normal or is there an issue? I have an i3 processor @ 3.30 ghz with 4gb of ram running windows 10. submitted by /u/osowavy [link]...
  4. No resolution higher than 1024 x 768

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    No resolution higher than 1024 x 768: I used a USB drive to upgrade a Dell Optiplex 390 from Windows 7 to Windows 10. After it finished, it only has 800 x 600 and 1024 x 768 as options for resolution. The Device Manager has a section for other devices and it has PCI Simple Communications Controller with a yellow...
  5. memory (ram sticks)

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    memory (ram sticks): im going to ask this the best way I can, people are getting confused when I ask this, im getting a gaming computer going it has 4 ram slots, I have 4 ddr3 two of them are 8GB(2x4GB) 1600MHZ1.50v the other two I want to use are patriot signature line 8GB(2x4GB kit) DDR3 UDIMM...
  6. CPU and RAM usage getting higher

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    CPU and RAM usage getting higher: Hi currently I have windows 10 pro build 1809. For some time I been noticed that the CPU and RAM usage getting way higher than usual, but in the earlier version of this (1803) did not have this bug. Please help me out. System Specification Windows 10 pro 1809 8 GB DDR4...
  7. Would a ram with higher MHz bus than motherboard's overclock better ?

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    Would a ram with higher MHz bus than motherboard's overclock better ?: Ok so I was considering a ram upgrade to 16 GBs Kingston HyperX in a laptop of 1600 MHz bus . Kingston have a selection of three bus rams I can buy : 1600 , 1866 , 2133 . The only problem is return policy as I am going to buy them on a trip and will be back home by return due...
  8. System RAM memory

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    System RAM memory: Hello all; ever since I have had this computer, I built it, I have had the problem of only being able to use 1/2 of the RAM installed. I have looked up ways to fix the problem with no solution. My motherboard is a MSI B75MA-E33 and I looked up what RAM was suggested for this...
  9. RAM Memory Change

    in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware
    RAM Memory Change: Sir, Can Anyone advise.I buy 2nd hand HP Elite book Folio 9470m at first when i buy i check the configuration of RAM it was 8 GB with 500 GB HDD then after a few days My laptop suddenly appears Bootable Disc Not Found i learned from Comp.Technician that my HDD have...
  10. Higher RAM consumption

    in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance
    Higher RAM consumption: mr.rifas ahamed: I am using ASUS Pro P2540UV configured with Corei5, 8GB, 1TB HDD and Nvidia 920MX for last 2 months. Windows 10 Pro had been installed with this. After working for a while with various application, amount of RAM consumption does not reduce to initial level...