ArcMap won't release RAM/physical memory

Discussion created by on Apr 1, 2014
Latest reply on Nov 14, 2014 by curtvprice

i'm not sure this is the right topic for this question, but as the Spatial Analyst is what I mainly work with, i'll post it here.

My problem is related to memory. ArcMap (10.2) wont release RAM after being closed, but cahce it somehow. It's the only program in my laptop that behaves this way, and it was reinstalled recently as an attempt to get rid of the problem. It's quite cumbersome as i from time to time have to quit my geoprocessing, save and restart my lap. I cant run models with more than a few tools either, but i can run them separately....

I'm using windows 7.

i would be most grateful for any hints on this...