I updated my PC to Windows 10, but during few hours I got high RAM usage to 90% without anything substantial open. And if not restarted, it further goes to 100% and later on even freezes and crashes. I can’t keep restarting to make it work normally.
Is your RAM usage very high and you barely can use the computer to work after updating to Windows 10? Is your computer running slowly? Have you been driven crazy by sluggish Windows 10? Many people updated their computers to Windows 10 from old Windows 7 and Windows 8.1. However, they found that they have many issues when using Windows 10 in the beginning. For example, RAM 100% is the general issue. Though you don’t open many programs, RAM usage goes to very high. Meanwhile, you can’t close some programs as the computer just freezes and you can’t do anything for a while. It takes a long time during the startup. Computers will run slow gradually. If you don’t fix the problems in time, you will meet more and more issues that will mess up your computer.
Firstly, you might run too many applications at the same time. Especially when you used several applications with large size in a time, it would occupy much memory. Secondly, too many applications have been enabled during the startup. Though you didn’t click on them, they automatically ran in the background after you started the computer. Thirdly, there might be issues with your Driver. That would prevent your computer from working properly. Fourthly, your computer might be infected with viruses. On one hand, your computer might be corrupted before you updated the computer to Windows 10. When you updated the operating system, the virus programs were transferred to the new system and kept staying on the computer. On the other hand, you might pick up virus after the Windows 10 update. As we all know, the viruses are harmful to computer. They consume huge memory and damage computer system badly. Fifthly, your Registry might be altered and some malicious programs are running in the background cause memory leak.
RAM 100% issue is so annoying. If you want to enjoy benefit of Windows 10 without RAM issue, you should sort the issues out immediately. Of course, the most instant and effective way is to get more total RAM on your computer. However, it costs money. If you decide to buy the RAM card, make sure that your computer is compatible with the card.
Next, let’s talk about how to fix RAM 100% issue manually. First of all, close the applications you don’t use completely. That job is not done when you just click the red “X”. Though you close the windows, the applications still are running in the background. You need to end the processes completely in Windows Task Manager. You can view the running processes, CPU usage, physical memory and other detail information there. Just end the ones that you don’t need any more. Besides, you must be carefully when viewing the running applications list and figure out if there are suspicious programs running in the background.
1. Press Windows key + X, select task manager.
2. Click on the ‘Processes’ tab and it will show you show you a list of programs and services running and their corresponding memory usage and disk usage.
3. Select the ones you don’t need to end.
4. Check if any of the item listed is consuming more memory or disk usage than normal. Uninstall them if possible.
In the second place, disable applications running at Startup. When you install an application, it is a default that it will run automatically at Startup. Hence, you can disable it running at Startup when installing one. Of course, you still can disable the applications you installed in Task Manager.
Step 1. Press the Windows button and “R” at the same time.
Step 2. Type “msconfig” without the quotes in the run window and press “Enter” of the keyboard.
Step 3. The Task manager window pops up. Click on the “Startup” tab and you will see a list of programs that run at startup.
Step 4. Right click on the applications that you don’t want to run at startup and select “Disable”.
In the third place, Check and repair Driver issue. There will be problems on your Driverwhen you the computer. If you have RAM 100% issue, you can check if your Driver is damaged. After you learn the problem well, you can reinstall, update or just repair manually. It is necessary to check issues and maintain your Driver after a period of time. Otherwise, it will cost much more money if the Driver is completely damaged. If you have no experience in Driver repair, we suggest you contact an expert for help.
In the fourth place, check for viruses on your computer. It does not mean that you have to purchase a piece of anti-virus software to do this. On one hand, you can look for virus with naked eyes. On the other hand, some viruses can’t be detected by some anti-virus programs because the viruses are very good at disguising themselves and a bit powerful to block some anti-virus programs. You can check your system folders and Registry. Remove the suspicious files to fix the problems.
Here are the guides. Hit Windows Key + R. A window will pop up. Type in “Regedit” and then hit Enter. Then look for suspicious programs and delete them completely.
In the fifth place, change related Registry for the best performance. When you set up and adjust the Settings properly, more free memory will be available and your computer will work effectively.
Step 1. On the start screen of Windows 10, click on the “Desktop” icon.
Step 2. Right click on “Computer” icon and select “Properties”.
Step 3. Select “Advanced System settings” to go to the “System properties” windows.
Step 4. Select “Settings”, “Adjust for best performance” and “Apply”.
Finally, you can clean junk files and disk fragmentation to make your computer run fast. And then restart your computer to take effect.
Upon what we mentioned above, have you learnt ow to fix RAM 100% issue on Windows 10? Are those guides complicated for you? It is not quite an easy job for people know little about computer. They don’t know which process they should end and which files they should remove. They have idea about how suspicious files of viruses look like. If they removed the important system files by mistake, it would cause system crash and other fatal errors. If they didn’t remove the malicious files completely, the problems would still exist. In order to save your precious time and fix RAM 100% issue on Windows 10 completely, we suggest you contact skilled experts for tech support. Can’t use your computer properly due to RAM 100% issue on Windows 10? Don’t want to get stuck when running large size of program any more? Take actions right now. Get immediate help to fix RAM 100% issue on Windows 10 once for all.
Published by Emerson L. Sullivan, last updated on February 12, 2017 12:58 pm | How to Guides