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Old 05-31-2002, 11:38 AM   #1
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Average RAM usage...


Hello all,

I'm just wondering what my average ram usage should be, I've got 512mb of RAM and 'Gnome workstation command center' is saying that 70% of my RAM is already used...which doesn't sound right.

Any idea's why my system is using 70% of my RAM without doing anything?

Just incase you need to know the speed of the computer.
CPU - p3 700




Thanks.
 
Old 05-31-2002, 11:53 AM   #2
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erm.. yeah that search feature does still work.. i presumed it was broken....

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...emory+free+ram
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...emory+free+ram
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...emory+free+ram
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...&threadid=2576

among many many many other identical questions
 
Old 05-31-2002, 12:02 PM   #3
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What jeremy is trying to say is that linux uses up memory, usually will fill up anything it might think is
useful. unlike windows which doesn't fill up and use all the memory that is there, linux will use this to
its advantage. most likely in your case its not just loading those two programs but anything else that
might be useful to your system.

don't worry, its normal. if you swap file ever gets filled up, then start worrying..
phew..thats alright then.

Thanks for the quick reply.
 
Old 05-31-2002, 01:50 PM   #4
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Acid must be bored if he found that many threads concerning RAM and posted that many links.. I usually will only link to one good one..
 
Old 05-31-2002, 01:59 PM   #5
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hahaha

Damn, i had a feeling there were lots of threads on this, but couldn't find any.

~peace~
Have a nice day all
 
Old 05-31-2002, 03:03 PM   #6
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In your defense, sometimes LQ search function is tricky, and other times its not.

However, I have not seen it go down!
 
Old 05-31-2002, 03:56 PM   #7
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sorry, i know i can be a bit cruel at times....
 
Old 05-31-2002, 05:58 PM   #8
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Don't worry about it, i've been around too many forums to take offence from something like that

~peice~
Ps.Thanks again for the replies guys & girls
 
  


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