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On my laptop, I run the "System Monitor" (W95). Without any applications running, the "Memory Manager: Allocated memory" is at 40.3 meg. I have 48 meg of memory. Does this seem right? Does W95 take that much memory? How can I tell what is taking so much memory? 40 meg just seems too high to me. On my NT4 machine, it is about 22 meg or so without any apps running.  Thanks!
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Yes, that seems about right, in fact, depending on your settings, Win95 can use more than half of your memory.  This actually speeds up the system, however, because all of the extra mem past the 8 megs it requires to run is all cache space, so that memory is used for things like second or third loadings of applications in one session.  For example, on my machine running Win95, I have 24.5 megs of RAM free out of 64 megs.  However, when I run Netscape the first time, it takes about 10 seconds to load.  If I then quit and reenter Netscape, it takes no more that 1 or 2 seconds to load the same application.  If another application needs the memory that Win95 is using as cache, Win95 will give that application the memory it wants and then take it back later when the application no longer needs it.  Win95 using large amounts of memory is not a big problem, but in fact speeds up the system by caching commonly used data.
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