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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
I'm not complaining about the usage, just curious as to why the difference.