Hello everyone Some time ago I removed 2 gb of RAM from my computer because it happened to be causing BSODs. Now I have another 2 gb left and I'm wondering what's up with the RAM/pagefile usage of my comp's OS, which is Windows XP. I haven't really paid attention to this before, so I'm asking you if these figures are normal: My XP seems to use about 470 megabytes of RAM (Commit charge: 470M/5987M). Isn't that rather high considering that the computer is idle with only Internet Explorer and one tab open? I checked this in the Windows Task Manager. Also, the "PF usage" bar under "performance" in WTM tells me that the same 470 mb of memory is used. Doesn't this mean that the computer is using pagefile/virtual memory instead of RAM? The Physical Memory (K) section in the task manager shows the following numbers: Total 2096172, available 1522684 and system cache 682360. This means that I have a total amount of 2096 mb RAM, of which 1522 mb is available, am I right? Another thing that caught my attention was the Commit Charge which I mentioned earlier. Since it is 470M/5987M, that means my pagefile must be set to 4gb? I checked this by going to My Computer -> Properties -> Advanced -> Settings, under the title performance -> Advanced --> Change, under the title virtual memory. On that page the "total paging size for all drives" is: minimum 2 mb, recommended 3070 mb, currently allocated 4094 mb. I have a single HDD with two partitions in my computer. Both drives/partitions (C: and F: ) are set to "system managed pagefile size". So, to sum it all up: I would like to find out why my computer seems to spend so much RAM/pagefile when idle, and is there any sense in having a 4 gb pagefile with 2 gb of actual RAM? I use my computer mostly for playing games, some of which are very RAM intensive, for example Crysis. Please don't hesitate to ask me for more info.