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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.
> :-) :-)
Are you sure you're checking your free ram correctly? run "free" and check the buffers/cache line :)
Alex | wired | sent from my i4