System idle using a lot of memory?

By scooter6139
Apr 8, 2005
  1. Sorry if this is posted somewhere else; I couldn't find anything on it. :suspiciou

    I just bought and put together my new system and it seem to gobble up a lot of my memory (300 - 400 mb) even at system idle and I was wondering if this was usual. I don't see any running processes or apps in the task manager; system idle at 95-99%.

    AMD Athlon 64 3400+
    MSI K8N Neo Platinum MS-7030
    1 gig RAM (2x512 @3200)
    Western 250 gig HDD SATA
    Maxtor 80 gig HDD
    MSI Geforce 6600 GT
    NEC ND-3520A DVD+/-RW 16x
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Load up msconfig (just type msconfig in the RUN box then hit ENTER). What do you have in the startup tab all the way to the right ?
  3. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Look at the process list in task manager. Sort the table by memory usage of processes.
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