05-22-2016 09:19 AM - edited 05-22-2016 10:25 AM
I have only chrome running with 4 tabs opened and task-managetr shows 6GB memory used and 5.9 available out of total 12GB.
I have attached all the screen-shots for your reference.
The memory column under processes is sorted by memory from high to low.
Please let me know.
05-23-2016 08:19 AM
Hi vikramchhibber ,
Welcome to the Community Forums.
Chrome is noted for its usefullness that goes with high RAM usage taking half of the total as it employs all extensions , add ons / plugins and features such as prerendering each on every tab to ensure that events of crashing on one tab would maintain others as functional.
Aside from using the latest Chrome version 45 , several tips are also suggested , Apps tools and clearing RAM can also help depending on users need. Maintaining as clean browser by deleting non essential addons and logging out from a google account when not in use can lower it down.
Try to compare it using a different browser to isolate.
Update us how things go.
06-02-2016 09:45 PM
This is not a issue with Lenovo but this is how Windows behave. I tried booting Windows 10 with 4GB of RAM and it happly took 2GB of RAM. With 12GB, it is taking close to 6GB. The more RAM you provide, Windows consume more memory. It is doing some sort of optimization for better performance if more free RAM is available. I hope that it will return back the memory when I really need it.
Also, you should consider total free memory = free memory + cached memory
Cached memory is the RAM that the processes have released but OS has not reclamed back to free memory. On demand, this should be available to the user.
IMO, this is not an issue.
06-12-2016 08:53 AM
In my case it was indeed Lenovo's fault! It was a while ago so i dont remenber in which thread i found the answer. Basicaly, the high RAM usage was due to a Lenovo's Improving performance software. After I unnistaled it, my RAM levels dropoed about 70%.
Lenovo should pay more attention to such complains given that it seems to be a regular kind of problem with their devices.
Also truly wish they had assistence as good as in their adds. I, personaly, was very mistreated by their support.
06-13-2016 07:07 AM
Hi vikramchhibber ,
Preloaded softwares intended to enhance monitoring and performance of your machine may effect some features you have on a Lenovo machine but it is not something that would force users to do it as you can always refresh your pc to only have the basic softwares from microsoft.
If you have already done all needed updates and installation , you can also limit start up programs with clean boot on the machine and customize it depending on your preferred settings.
Other windows tweaks and adjustments that you can try here and here . As some other would even disable superfetch services. Try to check the difference with using a different browser and use another admin user local (not the microsoft account) as this do not need to synchonize with the microsoft services services like Onedrive.
Update us which would best work for you.
03-22-2019 12:56 PM
Usually, when I've had slowness issues, it's a combination of Superfetch continuing to run at the same time an A/V was trying to access the disk (Sophos, Avast, ESET, all of these). When they would start running together, you'd see 100% Disk usage, between 20 - 30% CPU and over 50% Memory usage
Here is a brief overview of Superfetch and how it can impact performance if you're using an HDD instead of an SSD:
There is also a section showing how to disable it as a service if it's causing trouble. I don't know if this is the source of your issue, but I hope it helps, nonetheless.