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25 Aug 2010   #11

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i sorted it before by username theres 20 running in my username on a regular but what u need 2 know is ive been doing this forever with this computer id have opera google chrome folders open and itunes and not have any problems but now i get a message saying close these programs because of low space and if u saw in the screen shot up top the 5th one it shows 700mb of cached ram and thats low now it show over 900 of cached ram and idk how to clear that ive been fine with 2gb of ram for years and all of a sudden i get this problem if i cant fix i guess ima have 2 upgrade

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25 Aug 2010   #12

Windows 10 Pro x64

If all you're seeing is an increase in cache, short of disabling superfetch (and that would definitely not be recommended) you won't "get it back" unless the system has applications running that need it. Unused RAM is wasted RAM, so Windows tries to be aggressive with it and pre-cache all sorts of things based on your usage patterns, because accessing executables and libraries when starting a new program is much faster from system RAM than it is from disk.

If you're getting low virtual memory warnings however, it might be useful to use perfmon to watch all of the process counters for the <All Instances> item, to see which application or applications are consuming a good amount of memory. Without a baseline perfmon from before it's impossible to compare, but we could at least help you determine which app is consuming memory now, if any one app is doing so.
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26 Aug 2010   #13

Windows 7 Profession 64-bit

If you are sure this started just 3 days ago, I think I would do a System Restore to 4 days ago and see what happens.
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