Help Me! Abnormally High RAM Usage, Possible Leak

Discussion in 'Technology' started by Ryulise, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. Ryulise

    Ryulise Positively Inhumane Poster

    Steam:

    I've started to notice when I open task manager that I have an awfully high RAM usage, with my user using 3 GB of RAM and being near 95% when there's about 4 more GB being used by something unseen by the resource manager. I am on Windows 8.1 Enterprise if it means anything.

    Chrome, Discord (with BetterDiscord), Battle.net, and Steam were open at this time.

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  2. Dave

    Dave TF2 Admin Contributor

    Steam:

    looks like mine...........
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  3. Mr. Socko

    Mr. Socko Positively Inhumane Poster Contributor

    Steam:

  4. Ryulise

    Ryulise Positively Inhumane Poster

    Steam:

  5. Bewbies

    Bewbies Mildly Menacing Medic

    Looks to me like SuperFetch service is enabled. You can stop it from Services.msc or by cmd: net stop SysMain

    In my experience it does very little if you've got an SSD anyway.
     
  6. Ryulise

    Ryulise Positively Inhumane Poster

    Steam:

    Doesn't seem to be helping, thanks though.
     
  7. Luke

    Luke Legendary Skial King Contributor

    Steam:

    Are you sure it isn't just "System and compressed memory" or "System" using so much?
    Screenshot in Task Manager would be more helpful.
     
  8. Ryulise

    Ryulise Positively Inhumane Poster

    Steam:

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    Not sure if this is what you're looking for.
     
  9. Luke

    Luke Legendary Skial King Contributor

    Steam:

    Processes tab, sort by memory.
     
  10. Ryulise

    Ryulise Positively Inhumane Poster

    Steam:

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  11. Luke

    Luke Legendary Skial King Contributor

    Steam:

    Are you using a 32 bit, or 64 bit machine?
    If you're using 32 bit - then I don't think that there's anything that can be done.
    If you're using 64 bit - you should see if any of those programs have a 64 bit version.

    Aside from that, Google Chrome is known to take up a lot of memory (since it does tab sandboxing)
    I would personally disable Google Drive while you're not actively using it.
    Go through that list from top to bottom and see if there's anything you don't recognise/need running.
     
  12. Ryulise

    Ryulise Positively Inhumane Poster

    Steam:

    64-bit.

    With Chrome and other non-background apps closed (does not include Steam and the like), I still have a large memory usage thats around 3GB, but only 500MB if even that is from my user.
     
  13. Luke

    Luke Legendary Skial King Contributor

    Steam:

    What information do you see on the "Users" tab?
     
  14. Ryulise

    Ryulise Positively Inhumane Poster

    Steam:

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    I'm in Overwatch, which is part of why its so high.
     
  15. Luke

    Luke Legendary Skial King Contributor

    Steam:

    But it's just you listed - so it's all your user.
     
  16. Ryulise

    Ryulise Positively Inhumane Poster

    Steam:

    No, I have 8 GB of RAM. I am using 3.6GB which is nowhere near 75%.
     
  17. Luke

    Luke Legendary Skial King Contributor

    Steam:

    It is probably in cached memory, if you need it then it will be used.
    Shouldn't cause you any issues if it's not in any of the processes you can see.
     
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