I'm the guy that has a lot of Chrome tabs open, sometimes the systems slows down or freezes up if too many are open. Or also if I am downloading a large file at maximum speed (14 Mb/s, I think it is, I'm on wifi connection) the system halts for a little, exactly like it would when it doesn't have enough RAM. I assume that's because the cache is being flooded, but I would figure, as was said, it's not going to 100%, so why would it halter?Can you explain with a bit more detail?
I'm thinking that trying to download a large file at top speed is flooding the RAM, but that doesn't seem to be the case. However, if Windows 10 sees a need to compress some memory, I'm thinking, well, maybe I could use some more.I suspect your problem lies elsewhere.
Windows manages ram quite well.
I assume you have not changed any windows default settings or disabled the page file.
It always leaves some ram available for instant use if needed. Above, I see 4.1gb available.
Old code and contents are kept in ram on speculation that it might get reused .
That is a good thing.
If you are having a ram shortage problem, it should show up in task manager as a high hard page fault rate.
Anything like 1 per second indicates a ram shortage.
Can you provide a link to this compression of memory? I would like to read up on that.
What are you doing that gets "poky"?
Also, post the make/model of your cpu/mobo/graphics card/psu case/cooler.
That might be a clue to your problem.
What is your ssd that you are using?
It seems to indicate a samsung QVO unit which is a lower performing version, particularly for writes.
When you overwhelm a ssd with writes, it can take a while for it to catch up.
Some units are better than other at that.
An occasional hard fault is not bad.I opened up resource monitor a few times, I might see a hard fault or two, but they are temporary, and then disappear. Would I be looking for a hard fault that is persistent?