Question 50% of memory being used with no large Processes running.

Jan 25, 2021
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Ok so one night I was playing games and then my games start randomly crashing saying I don't have enough memory to run them. I have run these games in the past with no problems at all and my RAM had been completely normal. I close the game I was playing and open up Task Manager, and it says over 50% of my memory is being used. The largest application I had open was Discord which took up nowhere near 50% of my ram. I have 8 gigs of ram and I use Windows 10 operating system. Does anyone know what might be causing this? I am afraid it might be malware but my antivirus software "Webroot" has not detected anything after numerous scans and I have no idea where I would've gotten Malware.
 
Jan 25, 2021
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Restarted Windows lately? (Not shutdown since all that does is hybrid-sleep the pc)
Ok so I restarted my computer, then right when I got to my desktop I opened Task Manager and waited a bit. It said I was using between 50-60% of my memory even though the only window I had open was Task Manager. The reason this is so confusing is this has not happened until a couple of nights ago. My computer has worked perfectly fine until recently for seemingly no reason, I don't know what caused this random spike in memory usage as in task manager there aren't any giant tasks that should take up a lot of memory, yet around 60% is being used.
 
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open msconfig and see what all is starting when you boot your pc to many programs would put it in the 4gb area.

Not at my pc but if I remember right it's around 3.4 with just task manager open.
I opened System Configuration, and in the General tab selective startup was picked, with all of the boxes checked off. I then went over to the Services tab and clicked the checkbox to "Hide All Microsoft Services" and I counted one at a time that there are 22 services with the status as running. I don't know if that's a lot or if that's normal. I then went to the startup tab and I had 5 things enabled for a startup. All of them were low impact except for "Razer Synapse 3" which I use to customize my peripheral lighting. If it is Razer Synapse that is overwhelming my memory that would be confusing because I have used Razer Synapse since I got my computer and my computer has run fine when I used it in the past.
 

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