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    My computer is using lots of memory when im not running anything, as if you have it on for a long time. Is there any good way to clean this up?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley/g
    My computer is using lots of memory when im not running anything, as if you have it on for a long time. Is there any good way to clean this up?
    for windows or linux?

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    If you have 8Gb ram, there is absolutely no reason for you to have swap.




    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley/g
    My computer is using lots of memory when im not running anything, as if you have it on for a long time. Is there any good way to clean this up?
    How much is 'lots'? It's probably just cached anyway, meaning linux will free it up if it is needed. type free -m into a terminal and post what you get.

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