Solved High ram usage normal?

Lenovo / 700-251sh
May 5, 2016 at 11:44:53
Specs: Windows 10, 8 Gb
I am using Windows 10 /Home/ x64 on a Lenovo pc with Intel i5-6400 (quad core) processor with 8 Gb ram.The problem is the ram usage is 60-70% all the time even when the cpu and pagefile usage is very low.Would an increase in ram be of any benefit?Would an increase in ram affect the warranty?I sent an inquiry to Lenovo but have had no response.Any ideas on this?

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May 12, 2016 at 09:34:14
It won't be the RAM itself. Most likely it is down to background programs running. Windows will allow whatever RAM is needed for this so it is not necessarily a bad thing.

Use Ctrl-Alt-Del keys and select Task Manager. See what is shown in the Startup tab. There maybe items there that don't need to run all the time (or at all). Sometimes items which are rarely needed can be disabled there and run from shortcuts when necessary.
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#1
May 5, 2016 at 13:02:06
Did you look to see what's hogging the RAM?

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#2
May 5, 2016 at 15:14:32
That is probably normal. Page file is much slower. Windows will use whatever RAM is available. Most likely nothing to worry about.

That said, as riider asked above, look in task manager to see if anything jumps out at you. Look at processes, apps, etc.


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#3
May 5, 2016 at 17:03:34
RAM usage has nothing to do with CPU usage.
What apps are you running or what is loaded at startup???

If you have a browser with more than 5 tabs open and high graphic/media content, memory fills up quickly.


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#4
May 6, 2016 at 07:09:54
Let us know which item(s) are peaking.

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#5
May 6, 2016 at 13:55:31
"RAM usage has nothing to do with CPU usage"

Who said it did? All he has to do is bring up Task Manager, click the Processes tab, & then click on the heading for Memory to put the processes in order by usage.

http://i.stack.imgur.com/XO2b9.jpg


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#6
May 6, 2016 at 14:43:03
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How are you viewing this high RAM usage?

Generally speaking 8GB is reasonable - depends on usage.

Most likely RAM change would void warranty I'm afraid.

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#7
May 6, 2016 at 16:37:43
@riider: "The problem is the ram usage is 60-70% all the time even when the cpu and pagefile usage is very low" suggests there is a connection between RAM usage and CPU usage.

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#8
May 9, 2016 at 09:44:52
I don't think there is a memory leak and the ram usage may be normal based on the processes that are being used.I am really going to analyze this.I appreciate the input from everyone.

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#9
May 9, 2016 at 12:48:26
Just tell us what shows as using most RAM in Task Manager.

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#10
May 9, 2016 at 15:02:20
To see what is using the memory click Cntrl+Alt+Del> Start Task Manager> Click on the Processes tab. There is a column for memory usage. Post the items with high usage.

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#11
May 10, 2016 at 09:41:24
Here are the numbers from the task manager:

>system and compressed memory 19.7%
>McAfee scanner service 9.3%
>Malwarebytes 5.7%
>Service Host:Local System 4.5%

Everything else is 1.2% or less.Maybe this will tell you something.

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#12
May 10, 2016 at 11:51:09
See the reply here for August 14, 2015 (about half way down the page) which is about disabling the Network Data Usage Monitor in the registry. Best not attempt unless you feel happy to make changes in the registry:
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/...

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#13
May 12, 2016 at 05:55:40
I ran the Memory Diagnostic and no troubles were found.I also disabled the ndu in the registry but i don't see any difference in the ram.The computer seems to work fine so i wonder if this ram usage is normal for a quad processor.The ram usage stays between 60%-70%.It seldom goes below 60% and only goes above 70% once in a while.It seems strange that it stays in this 10% range.Could this possibly be normal?

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#14
May 12, 2016 at 09:34:14
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It won't be the RAM itself. Most likely it is down to background programs running. Windows will allow whatever RAM is needed for this so it is not necessarily a bad thing.

Use Ctrl-Alt-Del keys and select Task Manager. See what is shown in the Startup tab. There maybe items there that don't need to run all the time (or at all). Sometimes items which are rarely needed can be disabled there and run from shortcuts when necessary.
Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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