Ok, heres my question. I have a Compaq Presario 2100 Laptop (see sig). Anyways, I was testing my ram with memtest86, each module separately. Well I forgot to put in the floppy one time, so it went to windows. While I was there I just happened to check the task manager, it shows about 98MB memory used. Well I put back the other 256MB module, boted to Xp and noticed that now I have 228Mb used. I havent changed a thing, cept the ram. It seems to me that the more memory your system has, the more XP hogs for itself. Also, I have disabled any non-required service way before all of this, so the only thing on my laptop that changed was the total ram. Any Ideas why this is would be nice. PS. I took a screenshot of the task manager when I have 256MB and 512MB installed.