Just a general question.
I've got a POS laptop - nothing all that special - Windows 7, 3GB of ram, etc. No special video card. Was about a $400 laptop a couple of years ago so definitely wasn't going top of the line.
At work - I usually run 2 displays off of it. At home - just the attached display. At work - the laptop seems to really bog down (windows services can get up to 1.3GB of ram - firefox/chrome end up being other huge memory hogs). It's not unusual for me to have to close down processes because I find the system memory gets up to 94-95% after a period of time.
At home, however, I never seem to have those same issues...and the only discernible difference I can seem to figure is that I'm not attaching a second monitor when I'm there.
Is that a fair guess as to the cause of the memory issues?