I have 8GB DDR2 667 MHZ RAM and when windows is idling just after a fresh boot it is only using around 23% - 24% of the RAM and I have around 6362MB free of my 8000MB in total. Then after using a few applications or just launching applications it goes up to around 40% usage. And i used to be able to run about two or three applications before the ram started to go into around 5900MB - 5500MB free or it sometimes stays in the 6000MB or 6GB region.
Now I have tried something to help i done the msconfig in search as I am running Windows 7 and disabled some of the items in start-up and no luck. And now for example I am running just Google Chrome, and I am using 40% of my ram and I have 4900MB free and im only running one application its stupid it used to have around 6300MB when running a few application let alone just one!
So I don't understand I am using almost half of my ram when only running one application and it never used to use up much of my RAM. I used to use low 20% and now running just one application I am using 40% and if I use another application like Spotify for example it goes up to 45% and only have around 4990MB free. I used to be able to run both these applications and have around 6200MB free.
So I don't understand why so much RAM is being used up and it makes my computer run slower when multi tasking, i have also tried to clear registry but also no change in performance or amount of RAM being used. There is still loads being used!
Many thanks in advance!