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From: Dale <rdalek1967@...>
Subject: Memory usage; 32 bit vs 64 bit.
Date: Mon, 03 Jan 2011 12:34:17 -0600
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

:-)  :-)


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