"yang" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Thanks for the replies. But I never see vista release the memory. After it
> goes up over 90%, it will stay there forever until I restart the machine.
> that normal?
> "f/fgeorge" wrote:
>> IGNORE IT!!!!!
>> Vista uses memory(ram) to simulate an L2 cache. That is the part of
>> your cpu that reads ahead and behind trying to guess what you are
>> going to do next. Over the long run Vista is faster as a result. It
>> will release as much memory as a program needs to run and then take it
>> back when the program no longer needs it.
>> On Thu, 12 Jul 2007 13:30:02 -0700, yang
>> <email@example.com> wrote:
>> >Recently I noticed that the memory monitor always shows more than 90% of
>> >memory are used. My system has 1.5G memory installed. The running
>> >applications include a firefox browser window, a word file, an eclipse
>> >editor, thunderbird, and live messanger. How come 90% are used? I check
>> >processes in task manager. The total used memory doesn't add up to 90%
>> >1.5G. What's wrong with my vista?
>> >BTW, I am using vista business on THinkpad T60p.
You are missing the point. Vista will load up your apps in RAM just like XP
and any other OS. Vista will also start filling up the ret of the RAM with
stuff it thinks you might need soon. If another app comes along and wants
more memory then some of this will be freed to allow the app to run.
In effect you still have all you spare RAM, it is just being used like a
cache, but will be freed up instantly if anything needs it. Trust me, it is
a little strange to get used to at first, us Windows users are used to
trying to keep RAM free, but Vista really does not work like that.
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