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PC 6400, upgrade to OS 8.5, 64mg ram. When started system uses 17mg memory, after sitting for awhile idle, system memory useage is up to 55mg. Why, how do I fix?
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The most likely culprit is a hidden background process that keeps gobbling up more memory as it goes...  It also could simply be starting and quitting without handing back its memory properly.
Try running MacOS Purge: (http://hyperarchive.lcs.mit.edu/HyperArchive/Archive/cfg/mac-os-purge-101.hqx)

It should solve your problem.  Also, it might be wise to check your system for virii and/or possible corruption.

A memory usage utility like that included in RamDoubler 8x (www.connectix.com) or RamCharger (www.jumpdev.com/download/info/) might tell you exactly what is stealing up all that precious RAM.

I hope this answers all your questions!
-Curtis
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