Dealing With Standby Memory In Windows

Dealing With Standby Memory In Windows

If you open the resource monitor in Windows during periods of particularly high memory usage, you might notice something a little disconcerting – the majority of your system memory appears to be allocated to “standby memory.” Generally, this isn’t something you need to worry about – standby memory is simply cached data that Windows will release when another app requires it.

Now, there’s a caveat to this – if you’re frequently receiving “low memory” warnings when the majority of your memory is on standby, then there’s a good chance that one of your applications has a memory leak, meaning Windows is unable to ‘unload’ the cached memory. If you’re receiving this error, examine the processes that appear to be using the most memory. There’s a good chance that one of these is the culprit.


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