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Idle system memory use

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by neozero, Apr 20, 2004.

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  1. neozero

    neozero Thread Starter

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    Okay I just checked the memory used by mny system, and it is aroun 180 - 200 mb, when idle .

    Does that not seem wrong to you?

    consider this: My old system was 196 mb, so if the OS ont this (Windows XP Pro) were to be used on that, it would never be able ot run any applications.

    Any advice or commentary?
     
  2. MustBNuts

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    Theoretically XP Pro is supposed to be able to run on as little as 128MB (don't try this at home!)....

    However, you don't say what non-OS processes are running on your machine. Example, I have a small machine running with 384MB of ram, ZoneAlarm, FTP server software, Norton AV, and a small RAM tracking software (freeRAM) running on it - current stats are: 256MB available when idle.

    The pc I'm currently on has all sorts of programs running behind the scenes (ATI stuff, mail always open, not always checking, Norton, zone alarm, and on and on), 1024 of RAM but a lot more being used during "idle"...cause it really isn't idle.

    Just my two cents

    MBN
     
  3. neozero

    neozero Thread Starter

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    Okay then help me, other than Nortan Antivirus & My firewall, what other processes should I allow and how do I make sure any other xtraneous ones dont activate?
     
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