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There is RAM being used by nothing

I have got a problem that I cant solve on my own. this problem started today, i havent updated or changed anything recently so i dont know where to start looking and a couple of google searches didnt bring me very far.

 

When i am not doing anything there is about 8GB of ram being used. when i add up the ram that i can see in task manager i get no where near 8GB. When i add up all the things that i have open it is only about 4GB and i would consider this normal but the 4GB that is being used but cant see isnt. When i turn off all the start-up apps and restart my pc there is still 5GB being used and still when i add up the amounts is see in the task manager i dont get close to the amount that is being used.

 

The pictures that i have included are of my ram usage with normal things open 

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It says you have 7.3GB's cached and committed to other resources. Does your system have an integrated GPU in addition to your Nvidia GPU that was pegged at 100 percent when you took the screen shot? You may have too much of your DRAM committed to your integrated GPU via your BIOS.   

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10 minutes ago, B.Markus said:

I have got a problem that I cant solve on my own. this problem started today, i havent updated or changed anything recently so i dont know where to start looking and a couple of google searches didnt bring me very far.

 

When i am not doing anything there is about 8GB of ram being used. when i add up the ram that i can see in task manager i get no where near 8GB. When i add up all the things that i have open it is only about 4GB and i would consider this normal but the 4GB that is being used but cant see isnt. When i turn off all the start-up apps and restart my pc there is still 5GB being used and still when i add up the amounts is see in the task manager i dont get close to the amount that is being used.

 

The pictures that i have included are of my ram usage with normal things open 

385088936_ramafterstartingup.thumb.png.28ed069cf744a71212e58e26ba23b09e.pngUntitled1.thumb.png.a0a03a110107c318c4a3bbc22cc067ac.pngUntitled2.thumb.png.b434bf09a88648dcf5951e32be61efac.png

This isn't really abnormal, Windows is just using RAM to help speed things up. RAM is meant to be used.... if Windows thinks its needed for something else, it will dump it and load whatever is needed, but operating systems "should" use as much RAM as possible to help make things run as fast as possible. Weather it is pre-loading things from disk to RAM that it thinks you will likely need, or some other type of anticipation, this isn't a bad thing. 5 GB on boot isn't abnormal, my PC boots and uses about the same amount, maybe a little more even.

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