Hello everyone. This is my very first post on this forum.
So here is the problem. Just recently I have started having the issue of too much RAM being used on both my desktop and laptop. I am by no means a novice when it comes to computers. The desktop is a custom build and the laptop is a $3600 workstation. Both systems have never given me this problem until I installed Microsoft Office 2013. I can data this problem as soon as I started using this version of office. However, new updates on Windows 7 cannot be ruled out as a possible issue so I am posting on the forums to see if anyone else is having similar issues.
Here are screenshots of task manager. As you can see, there is no program using more than 80MB of RAM. I cannot figure out what is occupying all the space. Could it be clipboard? This usually happens after I am done working on assignments (which require quite a bit of copying and pasting graphs in uncompressed TIFF format created in MATLAB).
Side note: After restarting my desktop, the system usually uses around 1.8GB RAM and laptop uses around the same. This issue is on both laptop and desktop.
Relevant desktop specs: Intel i7 2700k, OCed at 4.5GHz (liquid cooled), Intel 330 180GB SSD, Nvidia GTX570, Western Digital Black 1TB for storage, Corsair Vengeance 8GB RAM working at 1600 MHz.
Relevant laptop specs: Intel i7 920XM, Intel 330 180GB SSD, Nvidia Quadro 880M, Western Digital Black 320GB for storage, Corsair Vengeance 8GB RAM, working at 1333 MHz.
PS: Sorry about the 1080p images. Didn't get time to resize these.