Nearly all memory's in use but not sure why

I'm finding that my system starts to slow and I have 16GB of RAM but I'm not sure why it's all in use.

is this a bug with my memory or chrome or something?

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garryshapeAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Close Chrome completely, wait 10 minutes and then check again. What is your usage?

I have Windows 8.1, 8 GB of memory and rarely ever use more than 3 - 4 GB. Such is true for my Windows 7 machines as well.
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rindiCommented:
Besides having tons of chrome instances open, which all take up RAM, I also see that you are running VirtualBox. Are there VM's running?
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garryshapeAuthor Commented:
I had a Win7 VM running I'll close all and reboot.
But this seems to happen with or without VM running as well I think Chrome is the culprit not sure
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You can see in task manager that Chrome is using most of your memory. Close Chrome and test.
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rindiCommented:
Or just don't have so many chrome tabs open all the time. Every tab uses RAM and resources, and if you have so many open that will of course eat RAM. Besides your screenshot doesn't even show everything, you can probably scroll down quite a lot further.
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Natty GregIn Theory (IT)Commented:
May have malware too
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garryshapeAuthor Commented:
Yeah with crap closed and Chrome open with just a couple tabs, it definitely freed up a huge chunk and appears normal now. Geez I may need to just get a completely separate computer for Chrome based on my apparent usage of it!
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
So Chrome overuse is the main issue. Just use fewer tabs.
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rindiCommented:
Maybe change your browsing habits. You could possibly also use an addon like session manager (I use that in firefox, maybe there is something similar for chrome). With it you could save different browser sessions with all their open tabs, and restore those sessions when you need them. You could create different groups of commonly used sessions that way, and then just restore a needed session when you need it. That way you can reduce the number of tabs open at the same time.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@garryshape  - Thanks. Hopefully fewer tabs will keep your machine running well.
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