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Windows 10 high RAM is this normal?

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I've been noticing that my Windows 10 computer is using a significant amount of RAM lately, even when I'm not running any resource-intensive applications. I'm talking about 80-90% of my available RAM being used, and it's not just a one-time thing - it's been consistently high over the past few days. I've checked my system settings and processes, but I haven't found anything out of the ordinary. I'm starting to get a bit worried that my computer might be malfunctioning or infected with malware, but I'm not sure what to do about it. Is this normal behavior for a Windows 10 computer?

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@Volensk1845 

First, identify and close unnecessary programs or background applications that might be consuming excessive RAM. Open Task Manager (Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc) for high-RAM-using programs:
Click on the "Performance" tab. Look for programs with high RAM usage ( > 100MB). Close or restart them as needed.

 

Next, run a full scan with your antivirus software to detect and remove any malware or viruses. Use Windows Defender Offline Scan (Settings > Update & Security > Windows Defender > Advanced features > Start offline scan).

 

Finally, check your disk space usage (Settings > System > Storage). If your disk is running low on free space, consider deleting unnecessary files or expanding your storage capacity.

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Some programs might be running in the background from startup. Go to Task Manager > Startup tab and disable unnecessary startup programs.
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best response confirmed by Volensk1845 (Copper Contributor)
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Some programs might be running in the background from startup. Go to Task Manager > Startup tab and disable unnecessary startup programs.

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