1. instantk's Avatar
    Is there any way to reduce idle ram usage in windows 8 below 700 MB?

    I ve tried reducing number of live tiles on start and turning them off, disabling windows defender( i use resource friendly eset nod 32 antivirus). Is there anything else i can do? I have already disabled non microsoft processes from startup. Is eset tray notifier essential or is it safe to disable it as well?
    04-11-2014 05:27 AM
  2. N_LaRUE's Avatar
    I'm a little confused.

    How much RAM do you have? Is there a reason for your concern?
    04-11-2014 05:30 AM
  3. 12Danny123's Avatar
    I'm a little confused.

    How much RAM do you have? Is there a reason for your concern?
    Didn't Microsoft reduce Windows 8.1 requirements down to 1GB RAM?
    04-11-2014 06:11 AM
  4. instantk's Avatar
    I have 1 GB RAM as mentioned in thread title, with idle RAM usage (NO programs running) being around 700 mb ie 70%
    I noticed few improvements in 8.1.1 but programs like google chrome are very slow and often end up hanging.
    Is there any way to idle reduce RAM usage to around 500 MB.?
    04-11-2014 07:25 AM
  5. xandros9's Avatar
    1 GB of RAM is pushing the lower bounds of what Windows can handle. I don't recommend Google Chrome because it is fast, but can be fat.

    Keep in mind that high RAM usage doesn't necessarily indicated wasted RAM.

    I would assume the Modern apps are lighter on memory and resources in general.

    But dang, you might want to consider an upgrade, what kind of system is it?

    I would ditch the antivirus you got and stick to the built-in Defender.

    Check task manager and kill unnecessary stuff like Google Update
    04-11-2014 09:30 AM
  6. instantk's Avatar
    ^It is intel core 2 duo 64 bit system with gma (purchased in 2009) but i have installed 32 bit windows 8 alongside xp on it. Thanks for your tip i might consider windows defender again.

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    04-11-2014 01:34 PM
  7. xandros9's Avatar
    Oh hah, I meant whether its a laptop or a desktop
    I was going to suggest a new or refurb computer that has more RAM and horsepower (some decent,ones can be very inexpensive.) , but that sounds like its serviceable. My current laptop is from the same time period.

    A RAM upgrade is probably easiest and worth it if you intend to keep your system for a while more, look into it.
    04-11-2014 09:36 PM

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