Memory Leak or Faulty Memory Use Reporting? Needing some expert opinions.

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    Jesaynt

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    Afternoon ladies n' gents, so here's the deal:

    Under task manager it reports that my processes are using 48% of my memory.

    Now, after taking a moment to fire up the ol' calculator and adding up all the individual reported memory usage for each process, it's almost an even 2 gig of 8 gig of RAM... or 25%.

    Where is Windows getting this 48% figure from? It doesn't appear that it's a sum total of the aforementioned processes and under performance it explicitly says 3.8 is being used.

    What's going on here? Is there something hidden? Is this faulty reporting? Or am I witnessing a memory leak?

    If it's a memory leak, is there a way to identify the culprit and/or resolve it without always having to restart the PC?

    Thanks.
     
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    Hello and welcome to the forum.
    Not sure, but perhaps if you launch Resource Monitor, it might provide a better sense of all things consuming memory.
    Probably just a lot of stuff running in the background.

    You might want to try clean booting your system as described here
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/929135
    Easily done, easily undone.

    Basically you're just disabling all the Startup Items and All non-Microsoft services.
    Be sure to check the box to hide Microsoft Services, as you don't want to accidentally disable any of those.
     
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    @Trouble - Resource Monitor isn't demystifying anything. Getting the same disparity. Neither the committed memory or the working set when added up equal the % the system alleges is being used. I'll look into clean booting the system.
     
    Jesaynt, May 19, 2017
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    I see your post was made last May and I'm having the same problem, did you find a fix for it???? If you did, please enlighten me as I'm really running out of troubleshooting ideas and sick and tired of rebooting all the time
     
    Janet Waddell, Nov 3, 2017
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