Hey guys recently I noticed my 2.5GB of my 10GB of RAM is being used when my computer is essentially Idle, the only programs running during this time are Chrome with a max of 5 tabs, Steam, and Windows 8 sticky notes, I noticed a lot of my ram about 200MB is constantly being used by "Service Host Local System" and it always is at the top of my usage, unless Im running a game or something, is this normal and what is your RAM usage at idle?
Right at this moment I am using 2.8 gigs of ram (semi-idle?) I have three chrome tabs open on one monitor and anime playing in VLC on the other monitor, plus uTorrent and a couple other things are running in the back ground. When I am completely idle (first log in) I have about 1.8 gigs of usage. Service host local system is windows background programs aka windows firewall or device discovery etc. Seems pretty normal. If you were hitting 3-4 gigs at idle then I would say something is up.
Right now I'm using 2.9GB on Windows 8.1.
I have open Chrome with 4 tabs, Steam, iTunes and various background tasks like Symantec EndPoint Protection and a few other programs.
It is completely normal.
Im almost htting 3GBs, Im right under it at 2.8-2.9 and thanks for letting me know, I am probably gonna pick up the 16GB of RAM though since I only have 7 available for gaming
3GB is completely normal.
Only 7? Most games won't use over 4. That is why 8GB TOTAL is recommended for gaming rigs. Look in your other thread. I posted a response. You don't need more RAM. It is a waste of money and you won't see any benefit.
It's fine. Hell, some of what is being shown as "used" likely isn't REALLY being used and can be allocated to other tasks as it becomes necessary. You're fine.
I have 4 tabs open in Chrome, and steam open, and I'm hitting about 3.2. Seems a bit normal, if you ask me.
your os usually takes that much ram.