Feeds In Task Manager Using All Ram (How To Fix)

Feeds In Task Manager Using All Ram

If you are wondering ‘why is feeds using so much memory?’ you have come to the right place. 

The task manager is a computer monitoring system that monitors the CPU, memory, disk and network usage of all apps running in Windows. 

One of the processes you can see in the task manager is Feeds/search application. 

A lot of people aren’t familiar with Feeds, and because of this, they get very concerned when they see it taking so much memory in the task manager.

In this article, we will demystify Microsoft Feeds, and also show you methods you can use to reduce Feeds memory usage. 

What Is Feeds In Task Manager?

When you open your task manager, you can see the ‘Feeds’ process as shown below:

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You will notice a spike in feeds Ram, CPU and disk consumption when the interests and news feed is active, or when an application in the system tray is running. 

Feeds’ Ram and CPU usage drop dramatically once you close the running application. 

How Does The Feeds Process Work In Windows 10?

Feeds aggregates content by automatically accessing it from websites, weather apps and social media platforms. Weather updates, for instance, are pulled from maps. 

Feeds only displays snippets of information such as title and a few graphics. Clicking on a specific item in feeds will open it in its original location. E.g. if you click on a news story, you can view it on Microsoft Edge. 

You can react to stories with emojis or comments, put items on a watchlist, or save them to view later.  

Why Is Feeds In Task Manager Using All Your RAM?

While RAM is used to store data temporarily, it has a number of other functions. 

  1. RAM is used as a cache for frequently used programs and data so that they can be accessed more quickly. 
  2. It’s also used to store temporary files that may be required when applications are being installed or uninstalled. 
  1. Finally, RAM is used to store the current working environment of an application. This includes things like the current user profile, program settings, and other environmental information. 

When all of these factors are taken into consideration, it’s no surprise that RAM use can be quite extensive at times. 

Feeds pulls information from different apps and processes, all of which use RAM in the three ways outlined above. To add to that, Feeds also supports other memory hogs such as social media apps. All these apps are open at once and their content is frequently changing, which increases the likelihood that your RAM will be filled up and slow down performance.

As Feeds needs to regularly refresh, you can begin to see why it can take up a lot of memory. 

How To Stops Feeds Taking Up Memory

Stopping feeds hogging computer memory is simple and doesn’t require any extreme solutions. 

Simply ending a task in the task manager, or restarting your computer should reduce how much memory this application uses. 

Other solutions include:  

  • Disabling News and Interests from Windows Taskbar
  • Disable it through the Group Policy Editor
  • Change the display value in the registry editor 

We cover all these methods in greater detail in a separate article.

How Do I Find Out What Other Programs Are Using Your RAM?

There are different ways to find other programs using up all your RAM. 

  1. If you notice a particular application taking up a lot of RAM, consider using Windows Task Manager to see if there are any issues with its use. 
  2. You can also try running a cleaning tool such as CCleaner or CCEnhancer to find and remove any unnecessary files from your system.

Can You Use Up All Your RAM?

RAM is the temporary storage space for programs that can be accessed quickly by the computer’s processor. 

RAM is a critical component of any computer since it allows the processor to run programs and access data from files, drives, and other devices. Without enough RAM, you may experience slow performance or even have your computer crash.

Given the amount of RAM found in today’s computers, it’s not uncommon to find yourself running low on available RAM. This can be frustrating because it means your computer isn’t able to process all of the data it needs to function properly. 

There are two main reasons why you may empty out your RAM: 

1) If you have a lot of apps running at once that take up a lot of memory (or if you recently started playing a game).

2) If you’re low on free space (this can happen when you have less than 4GB of space).

You can use several techniques to free up RAM so that your computer works more efficiently:

1) Close unnecessary apps. You should close any apps that aren’t being used once they’re launched. Keep in mind that closing an app doesn’t actually free up any memory; it simply stops the app from running in the background and using resources.

2) Reduce screen brightness. Dimming your computer display will reduce memory usage —it’s also good for your eyes. 

3) You can also use a task manager like Windows Task Manager or Mac OS X Finder to see which apps are using the most memory and close them when possible.

How Do You Fix Full RAM Usage?

There are several ways to fix problems with your feed taking up all your RAM.

Method 1: Disable Feeds

  1. Open the task manager, navigate over to feeds and select it. 
  2. Click End task.
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Method 2:  Turn off the News and Interests Feature.

There are several ways to turn off news and interests, but the easiest way to do so is by disabling it on the taskbar

Click on your taskbar. Select news and interests, and click ‘turn off’.

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