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High memory/ram usage

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Hello, I am new to pcs and I was wondering if there is any easy was to clear up my memory\ram usage because it is effecting games that run off of mainly ram. I tried to manually close some programs but they just keep coming back and using up my ram. If anyone has any idea on how to clear up my ram/memory it would be greatly appreciated.
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Run this and paste the info here.

Hit Winkey-R and type in resmon then go to the Memory tab. Here, you can see what is using your available memory. Have your game running to see how much memory it's using.

Also, go to Settings and search for "Startup." This will show you what startup apps you have and let you enable or disable them.

Note that having a browser running, especially with lots of tabs open, will probably use up more memory than anything else.
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit, Build 19045, Installed 20210302115042.000000-420
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-10700K CPU @ 3.80GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 165 Stepping 5, CPU Count: 16
Total Physical RAM: 16 GB
Graphics Card: Virtual Desktop Monitor
Hard Drives: A: 953 GB (679 GB Free); C: 476 GB (16 GB Free); D: 1862 GB (315 GB Free);
Motherboard: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Z490-A PRO (MS-7C75), ver 1.0, s/n 07C7511_KB1E068839
System: American Megatrends Inc., ver ALASKA - 1072009, s/n Default string
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
Your problem, probably isn't your RAM. 16 GB RAM is more than adequate for most computer systems unless you are doing a lot of professional video rendering projects.

Novabench can give you a quick rating as to how your system stacks up against others. I'm especially interested in the video benchmark. You might also run GPU-Z and use the Windows Snipping Tool to take a screenshot of the result and post it here.

Here is the Novabench report for my system as a comparison.

Novabench Score: 1393
1/20/2023 9:13 AM

OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 965 running at 3.42GHz
GPU: Radeon RX 570 Series

CPU Score

Float Ops: 93069340
Integer Ops: 514684816
Hash Ops: 921446
RAM Score - 8GB
RAM Speed: 7542 MB/s
GPU Score
Direct3D11: 92 FPS
OpenCL: 5784 GFLOPS
Disk Score
Write Speed: 485 MB/s
Read Speed: 455 MB/s
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As MPR said, RAM is not your problem. On my Win 10 PC with 16GB of RAM, Windows will use 37-39% of RAM when it is idle, with nothing running. Windows loads as much of the OS as possible into RAM so that things run faster when you click on different parts of the OS. Unless you are seeing problems in game, then you have nothing to worry about.
I was wondering if there is any easy was to clear up my memory\ram usage because it is effecting games that run off of mainly ram.
Graphics Card: Virtual Desktop Monitor
What is the description of the graphics card in your gaming PC?
Are you using only its integrated Intel UHD Graphics 630 device?
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Novabench Score: 3711
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I know my computer is good but it uses up to 30% with nothing open and I think that is what is causing it to lag when I play ram heavy games but I don't know how to fix it other than getting more ram.

Novabench Score: 3711
1/22/2023 21:53

OS: Microsoft Windows 10 Home
CPU: Intel Core i7-10700K running at 4.66GHz
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070

CPU Score

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Float Ops: 419081599
Integer Ops: 3582238880
Hash Ops: 1771991
RAM Score - 16GB
RAM Speed: 32579 MB/s
GPU Score
Direct3D11: 273 FPS
OpenCL: 21815 GFLOPS
Disk Score
Write Speed: 1268 MB/s
Read Speed: 1416 MB/s
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There is absolutely nothing wrong with your computer. It appears to be a quite decent gaming machine. If you are experiencing lag in online games it might be your internet connection that's causing it. If you want to see what's using your memory then hit Win-R and type in "resmon." You will likely find the most RAM is used up by your browser, especially if you have lots of tabs open. Run your game in the background and it will show how much RAM it's using.
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