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From: Alex Alexander <alex.alexander@...>
Subject: Re: Memory usage; 32 bit vs 64 bit.
Date: Mon, 3 Jan 2011 21:37:08 +0200
On 3 Jan 2011, at 20:34, Dale <rdalek1967@...> wrote:

> Hi folks,
> 
> I recently built me a new 64 bit system.  My old 32 bit system has 2Gbs and my new system has 4Gbs.  I was expecting it to use about the same amount of memory but noticed it uses a good bit more on the new system than the old one.   With just the normal stuff open, I use about 1.5Gbs of ram.  My old system would use a little over half that.   I have the same settings on both.
> 
> Is this difference because 64 bit programs use more memory, maybe they are larger than 32 bit programs?  Just curious.  I notice that Seamonkey uses more and KDE's plasma-desktop uses more.  Those are generally the biggest users.
> 
> I'm not complaining about the usage, just curious as to why the difference.
> 
> Dale
> 
> :-)  :-)
> 

Are you sure you're checking your free ram correctly? run "free" and check the buffers/cache line :)

Alex | wired | sent from my i4

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