Memory usage 31% on idle. Is it normal ?

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  1. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    I'm on Windows 10 TH2.
     
  2. ashish.k

    ashish.k MDL Member

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    On 8GB RAM I have ~2GB occupied (25%). It totally depends on no. of programs/software installed on your PC and no. of background services.
     
  3. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    I opened Resource Monitor and found that the file avgcsrva.exe take the most memory.
     
  4. ashish.k

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    avgcsrva.exe is "AVG Scanning Core Module - Server Part". It runs scans on your PC in the background and is definitely a heavy process. I suggest you to uninstall AVG and use a lighter AntiVirus software such as Avast! AntiVirus.
     
  5. ashish.k

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    Yes, if cuteee has 8GB of RAM and AVG installed then I guess 30% usage is perfectly normal.
     
  6. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    I have 4GB.
     
  7. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    That totally normal!!
     
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  8. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    I tried view memory by the program : RamMap. But it's not working on Windows 10 TH2 (Working on TH1).
    I got the error - "Error refreshing database".
     
  9. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    19% used with 12GB here, with FF and a couple other things open
     
  10. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    #11 cuteee, Jan 16, 2016
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    I found out that "System and Compressed Memory" process take 35MB (highest memory).

    Which Antivirus/Internet Security do you use ?
     
  11. Garbellano

    Garbellano MDL Addicted

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    for window$ 10, yes, for 7, thats madness, should be less than 8
     
  12. MrMagic

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    NOD32 AV, Windows Firewall
     
  13. PaulDesmond

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  14. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Addicted

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    If you have a 4GB RAM and in use is 30%, then it is a 1.2 GB. What do you want?
    It is less usage if at all possible. This pc must be empty, only Windows runs.
     
  15. ashish.k

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    @cuteee
    Did you just upgraded from Win XP? 30% usage is totally fine, stop worrying.
     
  16. dlfade

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    Well, with 4Gb and antivirus running, browser not open, I have around 900Mb used in memory.

    This on W7, so how exactly BOTH W8 and W10 claimed to lower memory usage?
     
  17. MrMagic

    MrMagic MDL Guru

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    % of RAM used is not important, as it will differ depending on how much RAM you have installed

    RAM usage is what you want to look at, in MBs/GBs
     
  18. cuteee

    cuteee MDL Guru

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    How do you have 900Mb used in memory ?
     
  19. MrMagic

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    #20 MrMagic, Jan 16, 2016
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