When you buy a car with a 6 cylinder motor, does it run on only 1 when idle?
Or only 4 when at cruising speed?
The point is that you want memory to be in use. By design, Vista will find
use for the physical memory wherever it can. When idle, it does maintainence
tasks like defrag, indexing, and anti-malware scanning. Memory being used
for these low prioirty tasks will be released on an as-needed basis for
programs when the user desires, but otherwise the operating system will keep
Best of Luck,
Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
"kjrogers" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> My memory usage (shown in task manager) is at a constant 80 to 90 used
> though I have nothing running.(cpu usage minimal)
> What is causing the problem or what is using this much memory?
> Any suggestions?