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How to determine the most memory consuming applications in Windows 10

 RAM (Random Access Memory) is one of the most important components of computers and smartphones, and it is an electronic chip that temporarily stores data to perform tasks so that the processor does not need to re-do them every time, which raises the speed of the device when processing these tasks  and running it.



 So if your Windows 10 computer suddenly becomes very slow and apps don't respond to opening or running smoothly as usual, it could be because the operating system has already used up all the RAM, however, that doesn't mean right away.  That you should consider upgrading your computer's memory or it's malfunctioning, because the problem may often be that there is an application running that is consuming a lot of computer memory.


 Here's how to determine which apps are consuming the most memory in Windows 10:


 If you suspect that there is a problem with how apps use memory, Windows 10 gives you two ways to find out which apps are taking up a lot of memory and slowing down your computer. In addition, you can use either of these two methods to quit running the app or apps that are causing the crash.  This problem immediately got the computer back to work as before.


 First: Using the task manager:


 To determine which apps are using the most Windows 10 memory using the task list, use the following steps:


 Right click on the Windows 10 logo in the bottom left of the screen.


 In the menu that appears, click on the Task Manager option.


 In the window that appears, click on the “Processes” tab at the top, then click on the “Memory” menu to sort the applications according to how much they use the computer’s memory.


 You will see the applications that are consuming your Windows 10 computer memory in order from most to least.


 Locate the app that you find is taking up a lot of memory and tap on it.


 Click on the End task option at the bottom right of the window to finish running this application.


 How to determine which apps are using the most memory in Windows 10


 Once you complete the previous steps, the application will be terminated immediately, which will distribute memory to other running applications, and then this will speed up the computer and return to working normally as before.


 Note: It is best to close the application in case it is not responding or is consuming an unusual amount of Windows 10 computer memory because forcing it to terminate may lose you any work that the application does that you did not save previously.


 Second: Using the Resource Monitor Tool:


 The Resource Monitor tool built into Windows 10 allows you to check that computer components are working properly, such as: storage disk, central processing unit (CPU), network, and of course the amount of RAM used by applications. To use the tool, follow these steps:


 In the Windows search bar at the bottom left of the screen, type Resource Monitor and click on it in the popup that appears.


 In the window that appears, click on the Memory tab.


 Click on the (Private) option to sort the applications according to memory usage.


 It will show the amount of memory used by each application, and here you can determine which application is using the most memory, by clicking on the box that appears next to each application.


 Right click on the application you selected.


 From the menu that appears, choose End process.


 How to determine which apps are using the most memory in Windows 10


 Note: Unlike the Task Manager tool, the Resource Monitor tool only provides the process name, not the friendly name of the application, such as: msedge.exe which refers to the Microsoft Edge web browser, as a result, if you cannot determine the name of the application,  Right-click on the process and then select the Search Online option to find out the name of the application.




 Some points to note:


 If you are having problems quitting an app or there are many apps that are consuming most of your Windows 10 computer memory, consider restarting your computer as this step will reset all the apps, which may fix the problem of consuming computer resources.


 It is always recommended to understand which applications use the most computer memory, since not every application consumes computer memory this means that you should turn it off, as some applications such as: photo and video editing application and games usually require a large amount of RAM to work properly.


 If your computer suddenly slows down, there may be an app problem, however, if you recently installed an app that consumes a lot of resources or its total computer memory usage is around 70% all the time, you may want to consider upgrading your RAM  .

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