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Old 08-17-2007, 12:09 PM   #1
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memory reporting: top vs. system monitor

I am concerned my system is using WAY too much memory while idle.

Mem:   3084608k total,  2102676k used,   981932k free,   605132k buffers
Swap:        0k total,        0k used,        0k free,   716156k cached
The system monitor reports about 760MiB being used. How does this correlate to the info given by top? How can I look for major memory-resident offenders?
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Here of just 2 of many articles discussing memory usage.

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