NoahLearned

macrumors newbie
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Nov 7, 2019
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Hello,

I have a 2018 macbook pro 13" w/ core i5, 16gb RAM, and am running bootcamp on it.

I have my windows 10 home installed on an external samsung 1tb t5 SSD, which is a thunderbolt 3 capable drive. I also run an external gtx 1080 for rendering and gaming.

The issue I am experiencing is that my PC seems to top out at ~8.0gb RAM utilization. This is generally not an issue, but can pose problems when working in 3D graphics, or playing intensive games that require more than 8gb RAM.

I have already looked in system info, and it says that there is 14.8gb usable RAM, corroborated by a hard max of ~60% usage in task manager.

I have also tried allocating 16gb in BOOT Advanced Options in system config, to no avail.

I have tried everything I could find online, and everything I could think of, if anyone has any ideas please help me out!

Thanks,
Noah
 

maflynn

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May 3, 2009
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What does the Resource Monitor and control panel\system show?


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Odds are that windows is using all 16GB and leaving you with 8 and there's not much else you can do.

The only advice I can offer is try upping your pagefile size