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    Quote Originally Posted by Radicus
    I dont know about you guys, but my system uses about 200mb of ram at idle. I always get rid of unnessary processes after boot up.
    does this sound normal?
    not even close to normal. After an initial boot up I have ~70, or less. I don't think you got rid of as many 'unnessary processes' as you thought. Even after a day or two of use it 'idles' at less than 100. But then again, my computer never stops running at full throttle anyway
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    Well yea, when I dual log an MoG it somehow finds a gig of ram to use. and when I log off the game it'll be at 950-1000mb, though only for a while, then it goes back to about 800 or so.
    It seems that XP prioritizes where ram goes.

    Also when I only had 512mb my system only used about 50- 80mb. for some reason when I upgraded to 1024mb it used more at idle. cept under full load.
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    HDD:Maxtor 80Gig 8mb
    PSU:Antec TRUE380

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    Yes its normal, on a completely empty new tweaked partition I have 400,000-440,000k free, and in my normal OS its at about 330,000k when I start up.

    I have 512mb ram.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulburner
    in my normal OS its at about 330,000k when I start up.

    I have 512mb ram.
    I'd hardly call that normal. None of the computers I have contact with boot up with that much memory in use, absolutely none.
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    That's how much I have free, not in use.

    Via Task Manager, Physical Memory (K)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Soulburner
    That's how much I have free, not in use.
    :laugh: that makes more sense
    although it is still higher than anything i would consider normal, especially for us tweakers.
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    Well first off 4 sticks of RAM does hurt ya performance on an Intel chipset mobo.

    Also, I have about 330mb free as well initially on boot-up, on a tweaked install with only AVG starting with Windows

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    I have ~400mb free at boot. Can it be zone alarm and norton eating up all the ram? Cause when my services start the ram usages goes up to around 200.
    CPU: Opteron 165 @ 311x9 - 2817.8 mhz - 1.47v
    Mobo: Abit KN8-SLI
    RAM: 2x512 Crucial Ballistic Tracers500 @ 202 mhz 2-2-2-5 T1
    GFX: Asus EAX1950pro @ 648/1408
    PSU: Thermaltake 500w
    SC: Audigy 2 zs
    LCD: 22' Samsung 225bw
    Speakers: Klipsch ProMedia 5.1 Ultra
    Mouse: Logitech G5

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    Seems that the 2 biggest memory eaters in my task manager are explorer.exe, and svhost.exe. I stop explorer.exe once thinkin it was Iexplorer, and my active desktop went bye-bye. I was like hey thats funny, whered my icons go?:laugh:
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    CPU: Athlon 64 3200+@2.17
    Mobo:Asus KT8V deluxe
    Ram:1Gig Corasair XMS PC-3200
    AGP: eVga GeForce 6800
    Case:Antec SLB
    HDD:Maxtor 80Gig 8mb
    PSU:Antec TRUE380

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    svchost is what runs a lot of the services in services.msc, you can't stop it.

    If you stop Explorer, you can get it back by hitting Ctrl+Alt+Del to bring up the Task Manager and going to Run.

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