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Old 06-06-2007, 09:27 PM   #1
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Default How Much Memory Usage is Normal for XP?

When Im running windows XP, with aim open I have about 600mb of free RAM, is this normal for XP? If it isnt what can I do to lower my memory usage.
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Old 06-06-2007, 09:35 PM   #2
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Holy smokes! Where is it saying that?
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when control alt delete, why is that to much ram being used?
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Background programs such as antivirus, messanger softwares...
600mb for XP is okay. Basic is about 210mb. If you have like norton, it's 150mb so now you are already 360mb. MSN messanger does 60mb. If you had a virtual drive (deamon tool ect..) it's another 30mb...
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Alriight cool, just making sure nothing was extremely wrong with those numbers
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Old 06-06-2007, 09:51 PM   #6
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Just look at what you have running under processes if you want to lower your RAM usage. Click on "Mem Usage" and it'll show you the order of which processes are using the most.
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Background programs such as antivirus, messanger softwares...
600mb for XP is okay. Basic is about 210mb. If you have like norton, it's 150mb so now you are already 360mb. MSN messanger does 60mb. If you had a virtual drive (deamon tool ect..) it's another 30mb...
messenger is about 15MB.
aim should be about 25.
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Well, if you have Firefox open, you can add at least another 150MB to that depending on how many tabs you have open.
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Windows Live Messanger 8.1 is 35 here.
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if you're using both aim and MSN, just download trillian since it uses both programs and uses far less memory.
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