System Running High RAM

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  1. Buddn

    Buddn New Member

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    Lately I have been having issues where my SP3 is using a crazy amount of RAM and when I open task manager, it is always 'System.' It drives me crazy because my fans kick on and my computer is really hot. It mostly happens when I have my SP3 in the dock and I'm using it more as a desktop computer. Does someone know what is up? Is it W10 or me using the dock? I have attached a screen shot of my task manager around the moment I noticed my fan going crazy.
     

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    Mine is silent when idling while on the dock. Ram use is 1.7 GB out of 4 GB RAM with 8 Tabs on IE:

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    System is only 50 MB of RAM use
     
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    So strange. Could it be Edge that is causing it? I would close it but I'm in the middle of homework and can't close a window, guess I'll mess around a bit later.
     
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    Could be Edge. It seems worse when Flash is installed. But as you can plainly see, it is taking up memory in several places on your list. Your Spotify isn't helping either.;)
     
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    Dunno...

    I don't use Edge since it is easily hacked by ransomware while IE has TPL and ActiveX Filtering that stops all of browser hijacking attempts.

    I'd try doing a clean boot and see if it helps with your RAM use while in the dock: How to Clean Boot Windows 10 and Windows 8
     
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    Also, per your screenshot it seems that wudfsvc or Windows Driver Foundation – User-mode Driver Framework is what is causing your excessive CPU and Disk usage too.. I'd try a clean boot restart for sure.
     
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    Freak. Well I don't have time at the moment to do that and probably won't for a week or so. I just hope nothing is seriously wrong with my SP3 and it's just a rouge app or something.....
     
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    Something frequently overlooked is the possibility of file or cache corruptions. Try a chkdsk /f at an elevated command prompt.
     
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    Kudos!

    Thanks a lot, this actually fixed the problem on my SP3! This also doubled the battery life (reported about 3 hours of usage from a full battery - now it says 7 hours from a 85%-battery.

    (The event log shows - among a lot other stuff - this:
    Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...
    Cleaning up 4244 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 4244 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.
    Cleaning up 4244 unused security descriptors.
    Security descriptor verification completed.
    43951 data files processed. CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal...
    Usn Journal verification completed.
    CHKDSK discovered free space marked as allocated in the volume bitmap.

    Windows has made corrections to the file system.
    No further action is required.)
     
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    Great news, and welcome to the forum.
     

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