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Re: RAM Usage
This looks like it might be a fairly old thread... worth a shot though.
I understand exactly what you're saying here. I have the same problem myself. Had the problem before I put more RAM in my machine and am determined to fix it since it still happens and don't want to endlessly be forking out for new RAM.
Here is a post I put on the overclockersclub website today:
I have a machine I have built my self, quad core with 4Gb of ram. I frequently use Photoshop and Lightroom for photo editing. Other than that I only use Google Chrome, Microsoft Outlook, iTunes....etc.
My main problem is that Lightroom doesn't work as fast as I would like. It can be quite gittery sometimes and it can take a few seconds to do simple things like spot removal.
I have noticed that when my computer starts up only about 20% or ram is being used. Then after running the usual stuff it gets to about 60%. After you close all the programs down it will stay around 60% and will only fall after a program like Lightroom has used about 2Gb then closed down. This strikes me as strange??
I am also not sure why the list of running processes in the Task Manager never sums to the amount of ram being used. Is there a reason for this? Is there any program I can use to tell me where my ram is going?
If it is simply that 4Gb is not enough anymore, then I'll just get another 2Gb....
Your help is massively appreciated.
I know this is no answer to your problem but maybe this may generate some interest again and our problems will be solved by someone in the know!
All the best,