it seems to use a lot of ram. Anyway when I start up my pc I get about 1.6GB of RAM free out of the 2GB. After a day or two it is down to around 500MB free. though have low CPU usage. Process idle at 99% most of the time. My PC shouldnt slow down that fast u would think. it gets to the point where I can't run any program. Not even open MyComputer, MyDocument folders. I probably have a lot running in background, but they dont seem to use a lot of memory. I got XPHome SP2 btw.