"Matt Stanzel" <MattStanzel@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> Screenshot here: http://www.spencercommunity.com/systemperformance.gif
> This is how the system looks merely an hour after booting up, with minimal
> applications launched (WMCenter, one IE window with single tab).
> Here is a list of processes running:
> Please give me some base starting points to figure out what is going on.
Well I agree with Jim that IE (iexplore.exe) is using a lot of memory
considering, but other than that I don't see a problem. Vista tries to use
all the physical memory it can find because memory that just isn't being
used is memory you wasted money purchasing. Also, I notice you're running
photoshop. That's *always* had some odd practices with memory use in and of
Contrary to how things used to be and how some people seem to think things
still are, "Free" RAM is not a requirement for a decently working system,
the OS will attempt to use everything it can (because unused is wasted,
remember) and it will use virtual memory swapfiles to ensure that things are
running well. This isn't even just a Windows thing. My Mac laptop also
attempts to find a use for all the memory I've installed.
Unless you're actually experiencing some kind of problem, don't worry about
it. And if you are having some kind of problem, don't fixate on that one
number you've circled because it almost certainly isn't the issue here.