Although this is a previous Win10 version...maybe the 'fix' will work on the latest.
"I have tested this thoroughly and it is 100% the cause of my stutters on the creators updates (especially noticeable in games like BF1).
Once the free memory is exhausted then performance takes a big hit, games with heavy caching like BF1 suffer horribly. The only way I could fix previously was restarting the computer (thus clearing the memory), which explains why it was only happening after a while and not on a fresh boot.
I have a permanent solution that keeps memory free at all times. I don't know what MS changed, but this didn't happen on 1607.
This totally fixes my system stutters on the creators.
- Download EmptyStandbyList and put it somewhere where you won't move it https://wj32.org/wp/software/empty-standby-list/
- Right click > Properties and select Run as Admin under compatibility.
- Open Task Scheduler > Create Task on the far right
- General Tab (give it a name). Under security options > Change user or group > Advanced > Find Now > go down and choose SYSTEM (important to make it run silently in the background). Tick 'Run with highest privileges' and 'Hidden' at the bottom. Pictures here https://stackoverflow.com/questions/6568736/how-do-i-set-a-windows-scheduled-task-to-run-in-the-background
- Triggers tab > New > On a schedule > One Time. Tick repeat task every 5 minutes (possibly excessive but it causes no issues). Also choose 'for the duration of: indefinitely'
- Actions tab > Start A program > Point to the EmptyStandbyList.exe file.
- Done! Standby memory is automatically cleared every 5mins.
I hope MS will come up with a fix, but if you have a similar issue/performance degradation over time - try this. Many on the nvidia forums have said it also fixes their issues."