Question Ram eating program

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So, if i play a game such as roblox and i look at my task manager is see that i am using like 90% of all my ram, i have 8 gb of ram and the program using the most ram is roblox but its only using 1gb and theres nothing else open that uses more than 500mb ram, how can i fix this because my game is running pretty slow now, please help me
 

Colif

Win 10 Master
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is that after a restart or startup? there is a difference.
restart is only time win 10 is actually off
Win 10 by default uses Fast startup and it will remember the programs that were open before you shutdown and load them into ram again

so if you didn't restart, try that.

usage on 8gb should be around 2gb at startup, but it depends how many startup programs you have.

Could be a memory leak, what are details of the PC? some drivers are well known for it.
 
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is that after a restart or startup? there is a difference.
restart is only time win 10 is actually off
Win 10 by default uses Fast startup and it will remember the programs that were open before you shutdown and load them into ram again

Could be a memory leak, what are details of the PC? some drivers are well known for it.
Ermmm i restarted, my laptop is a HP ProBook 470 G2 rn the only thing open is file explorer and chrome and its using 63%
 

Colif

Win 10 Master
Moderator
try running this and see if any new drivers - https://www.hp.com/au-en/campaigns/hpsupportassistant/hpsupport.html

Can you download and run Driverview - http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/driverview.html
All it does is looks at drivers installed; it won't install any (this is intentional as 3rd party driver updaters often get it wrong)
When you run it, go into view tab and set it to hide all Microsoft drivers, will make list shorter.

Can you take a screenshot from (and including)Driver name to (and including)Creation date.
upload it to an image sharing website and show link here
I can see one possible cause in network drivers, I just want to check.

https://support.hp.com/au-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-probook-470-g2-notebook-pc/6943842
 
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try running this and see if any new drivers - https://www.hp.com/au-en/campaigns/hpsupportassistant/hpsupport.html

Can you download and run Driverview - http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/driverview.html
All it does is looks at drivers installed; it won't install any (this is intentional as 3rd party driver updaters often get it wrong)
When you run it, go into view tab and set it to hide all Microsoft drivers, will make list shorter.

Can you take a screenshot from (and including)Driver name to (and including)Creation date.
upload it to an image sharing website and show link here
I can see one possible cause in network drivers, I just want to check.

https://support.hp.com/au-en/drivers/selfservice/hp-probook-470-g2-notebook-pc/6943842
Here: View: https://imgur.com/a/1wrTIW0
 

Colif

Win 10 Master
Moderator
well, you didn't have what i thought you might have.

what is memory usage like in safe mode?
  1. go to settings/update & security/recovery
  2. under advanced startup, click restart now button
  3. this restarts PC in a blue menu
  4. choose troubleshoot
  5. choose advanced
  6. choose startup options
  7. click the restart button
  8. choose a safe mode (it doesn't matter which) by using number associated with it.
  9. Pc will restart and load safe mode
will just tell me if it is a driver.

Try a clean boot and see if it changes anything - make sure to read instructions and make sure NOT to disable any microsoft services or windows won't load right - https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/929135/how-to-perform-a-clean-boot-in-windows

if clean boot fixes it, it shows its likely a startup program. You should, over a number of startups. restart the programs you stopped to isolate the one that is to blame.

DO you use the cyberlink virtual drive software? its driver from 2015, could be related
 
Jun 12, 2021
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well, you didn't have what i thought you might have.

what is memory usage like in safe mode?
  1. go to settings/update & security/recovery
  2. under advanced startup, click restart now button
  3. this restarts PC in a blue menu
  4. choose troubleshoot
  5. choose advanced
  6. choose startup options
  7. click the restart button
  8. choose a safe mode (it doesn't matter which) by using number associated with it.
  9. Pc will restart and load safe mode
will just tell me if it is a driver.

Try a clean boot and see if it changes anything - make sure to read instructions and make sure NOT to disable any microsoft services or windows won't load right - https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/help/929135/how-to-perform-a-clean-boot-in-windows

if clean boot fixes it, it shows its likely a startup program. You should, over a number of startups. restart the programs you stopped to isolate the one that is to blame.

DO you use the cyberlink virtual drive software? its driver from 2015, could be related
Hi, sorry i was showering but ermm i have cyberlink power2go
 

Colif

Win 10 Master
Moderator
chrome sure likes eating your ram. how many tabs? updated chrome recently as its meant to use less now

if its 50% normally and 26 without start up programs, maybe you need to remove some of the programs that auto start with windows.
 

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