Memory usage

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by TomServo, Feb 25, 2002.

  1. TomServo

    TomServo Guest

    What are you guys (anybody I guess) getting on your memory usage when running XP and no foregrround apps. I have used the disable paging executive registry setting and I am running coolmon to check my memory usage. I have noticed that even when the PC is idle and I have just started, my memory usage (for physical RAM by the way) seems to be about 25% of my installed RAM.
    My laptop has 512 in it and it seems to hover around 130 meg in use and my workstation at home has a gig in it and it tends to sit around 250meg in use.
    Does this seem to be typical or is there some other tweaks I might be able to use to free up more short of installing software that is suppose to do this.
     
  2. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    well by using the disable paging executive command, you are telling windows to copy that file into ram and not onto a swapfile...so that is a chunk of ram gone right there
     
  3. DarkSiege

    DarkSiege Guest

    You can use some apps to free up ram. You can get them here :)
     
  4. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    Um, most of those apps are made to swap out memory into the page file to free up ram. Isn't that kind of hard without a page file?