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my system has 512meg of memory and it is useing on average 500megs of memory. I cant find the process that is taking up so much ram....
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    excessive use of memory


    my system has 512meg of memory and it is useing on average 500megs of memory. I cant find the process that is taking up so much ram.
    The computer made me do it!! Slackware and SUSE too Gig\'em WHOOOOP!!
    \"God put me on this earth to accomplish a certain amount of tasks, At the rate I\'m going I will never die.\" (I don\'t know)

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    its probably all cached. type top at a terminal and check how much is listed as "cache" and "buff" (sometimes "buffer"). this ram is not actualyl been used but has had programs loaded into it and left there for quicker access next time u go to use them. If u need this ram for another program, enough of it will be cleared to allow the new program to run.

    in short: dont worry, its suppoed to do that.

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    Indeed, it's supposed to do that. For more information, see this old post.

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