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Thread: High ram usage (Almost 2GB)

  1. #1
    Just burned his ISO
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    Default High ram usage (Almost 2GB)


    I've installed backtrack 4 pre-final on my usb stick and am running it from there.
    However when backtrack is running with KDE it uses around 2gb ram. Why is the ram usage this high ? shouldn't it be lower, KDE only uses around 400mb.

    So how come, and is there a solution ?

    Thank you for your time, Xeross

  2. #2
    Senior Member
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    Aug 2007


    I'd use tools like free to check the actual RAM usage. I highly doubt KDE would be at fault here but linux kernel does caching of RAM which will contribute towards excessive RAM usage.

    Aboveall, I would not worry too much about it, if you are curious, there's other tools like top/htop

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