Question RAM's always ~50%, barely anything open

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What's the Java application that's running?

Maybe you're just expecting too much from your PC. Assuming everything running in those screenshots is an expected/legitimate application, you have a lot going on in the background.
 
Sorry, I'm out of ideas then. If a clean install didn't fix it and you're not overheating, I really don't know. All I can suggest is to try and think of anything that might have changed back when you first noticed the issue. E.g. you updated a driver or something.
 
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Sorry, I'm out of ideas then. If a clean install didn't fix it and you're not overheating, I really don't know. All I can suggest is to try and think of anything that might have changed back when you first noticed the issue. E.g. you updated a driver or something.
As strange as this sounds, but this happened around the time I got a new RAM stick. It's compatible and worked perfectly fine but the ram slot became faulty after a few months, that's when my computer started performing a bit worse as well. I don't know what caused it, but both RAM sticks still work, I just simply have 1 stored away for the time being. Is this information useful in any way?
 
Hmm, I would have thought if there was a RAM issue it would have shown up when you ran Memtest. Could you run CPU-Z and post a screenshot of the SPD and Memory tabs?

When you say the memory slot became faulty, how did you determine that? Or are you just speculating that the source of your issues may be that the a RAM slot may be faulty?
 
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When you say the memory slot became faulty, how did you determine that? Or are you just speculating that the source of your issues may be that the a RAM slot may be faulty?
I heard 3 short beeps when I tried to restart my pc at some point: "Memory failure in the first 64 KB of RAM: Likely a bad RAM IC"
I tried swapping and switching and trying whatever I could, and it really ended up being that one fault slot

I'll run a CPU-Z test and post results
 
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What was your previous memory configuration before you added the new RAM stick?

Running in single channel is suboptimal, I thick it could maybe it could cause the PC to feel a bit slower/laggier. But if you only had one stick in there previous to the upgrade and everything ran fine then that wouldn't explain it.
 
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What was your previous memory configuration before you added the new RAM stick?
I don't think I changed anything regarding the RAM configurations
Running in single channel is suboptimal, I thick it could maybe it could cause the PC to feel a bit slower/laggier. But if you only had one stick in there previous to the upgrade and everything ran fine then that wouldn't explain it.
It really was fine even before I had another RAM stick
 
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@SgtScream @TJ Hooker

Does the ram utilization persist after booting your computer into safe mode?
I also only just realized you were talking about CPU-Z's info

Trying to open CPU-Z:
Code:
[bInitDriver] path = C:\Windows\temp
[bInitDriver] GetCurrentDirectory = Z:\Program Files\CPU-Z
[bInitDriver] GetModuleFileName = Z:\Program Files\CPU-Z\cpuz.exe
[vGetOSVersion] m_iOSVersion = 2 (10.0), SHA2 = 1
[vGetOSVersion] IsAMD64=0, IsIA64=0, IsAlpha=0, SHA2=1
[bInitDriver] Extract dir = C:\Windows\temp\cpuz148\
[bInitDriver] m_szPath_2=C:\Windows\temp\cpuz148\, m_szFilename=cpuz148_x64.sys
[WinNT_hCreateServiceHandle] CreateFile cpuz148 returned 2 (0x2)
[WinNT_bInstallDriver] szMachineName = THANA
[bDeleteFile] DeleteFile C:\Windows\temp\cpuz148\cpuz148_x64.sys failed (error = 3)
[bDeleteFile] RemoveDirectory C:\Windows\temp\cpuz148\ failed (error = 2)
[dwExtract_SYS] Extract C:\Windows\temp\cpuz148\cpuz148_x64.sys
[WinNT_bCreateService] szDestName = C:\Windows\temp\cpuz148\cpuz148_x64.sys
[WinNT_bStartService] StartService failed, error code = 1084
[bInitDriver] bInitDriver returned 1084
[WinNT_dwStopService] OpenService failed, errorcode = 1060
[WinNT_dwDeleteService] Openservice failed, errorcode = 1060
[bDeleteFile] DeleteFile C:\Windows\temp\cpuz148\cpuz148_x64.sys succeeded
[bDeleteFile] RemoveDirectory C:\Windows\temp\cpuz148\ succeeded
[vCloseDriver] CloseHandle(mutex) = 1
Both slots show up as empty. Most of the program is empty

The entire report: https://pastebin.com/HZ74MFcE
 
The next step is to disable non microsoft services, restart your computer and see if the memory issue is still corrected.
Note: After the above, only proceed if the issue is still resolved after disabling non Microsoft services.
If it is, then re-enable each service one at a time until you see the memory problem replicate again. This will help you determine which service is causing the irregular memory utilization.

In the search bar type "msconfig" without quotes, then select the services tab.
Check off the box "Hide all Microsoft services", then select Disable all.
Hit Apply/Ok then click reboot your computer when prompted.
 
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The next step is to disable non microsoft services, restart your computer and see if the memory issue is still corrected.
It seems fine now, but it'll change again in a few hours, like always

If it is, then re-enable each service one at a time until you see the memory problem replicate again. This will help you determine which service is causing the irregular memory utilization.
Honestly, this is the only thing I haven't tried yet

In the search bar type "msconfig" without quotes, then select the services tab.
Check off the box "Hide all Microsoft services", then select Disable all.
Hit Apply/Ok then click reboot your computer when prompted.
Got it, chef

Wouldn't it be funny if the service is Java. Uninstall that first lol.
I hope not lol

Will update you in a minute
 

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