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Ram memory leak

in windows 10 there is a service that will fill your ram with commonly used files to make them load faster. can't remember what it's called disabled it ages ago, it's absolutely useless if you have an SSD and it cripples performance on an HDD on boot

 

it's basically a poorly thought out version of intel optane

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Posted · Original PosterOP

Hi guys

My 8GB of ram keeps being eaten up leaving only 1-2 GB free when I have a few internet pages open like google, facebook, youtube and streaming the news channel ( I'm not playing you tube whilst streaming the news ). 

 

I found some say it the qos or quality of service application in windows 10 whilst other like linus say its just the ram not refreshing properly in a sense. With this page open as it stands hardware monitor still says 6GB are in use! 

I know my anti virus uses some memory in the back ground on and off.

 

I was considering buying another 8GB dual kit to boost my ram up to 16GB but I have a feeling this would be eaten up too.

 

Short of resetting my PC every time which I should not have to do what could I do and can it be?

 

Any suggestions and experience welcomed.

 

Orion.

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If you go into your task manager you can see what applications are using how much ram can you post a screen shot of that?


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in windows 10 there is a service that will fill your ram with commonly used files to make them load faster. can't remember what it's called disabled it ages ago, it's absolutely useless if you have an SSD and it cripples performance on an HDD on boot

 

it's basically a poorly thought out version of intel optane

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Just out of curiosity... Try turning off superfetch.

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If your detective work has failed you and you can't identify what's eating all your memory, it's probably a good idea to just reinstall Windows. I can tell you right now that Windows will run just fine with 8 GB of RAM, and that's without disabling OS services


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Posted · Original PosterOP
On ‎03‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 3:55 AM, GoofyCush said:

If you go into your task manager you can see what applications are using how much ram can you post a screen shot of that?

It seems to be microsoft edge and my anti virus but also local security authority process seems to be the cuprite, its sites at 7- 8 GB of use most of the time. I read into it and apparently it assigns space to programmes when in use but sometimes doesnt refresh the ram when you close the programme or page.

It has been behaving itself but I do notice it ramp up when live streaming. 

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On ‎03‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 4:00 AM, SquintyG33Rs said:

in windows 10 there is a service that will fill your ram with commonly used files to make them load faster. can't remember what it's called disabled it ages ago, it's absolutely useless if you have an SSD and it cripples performance on an HDD on boot

 

it's basically a poorly thought out version of intel optane

Yeah my thoughts exactly. So more ram wouldnt solve this by the sounds of it. 

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On ‎03‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 4:36 AM, Vroooom said:

If your detective work has failed you and you can't identify what's eating all your memory, it's probably a good idea to just reinstall Windows. I can tell you right now that Windows will run just fine with 8 GB of RAM, and that's without disabling OS services

Indeed sir. On boot and just using the computer normally rather that the many pages open I have open the ram is not abused, again only when live streaming the news. 

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On ‎03‎/‎11‎/‎2017 at 4:14 AM, owluitar said:

Just out of curiosity... Try turning off superfetch.

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Thank you for that. I will do this is it continues. 

 

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