Any tips on how to get my idle memory below 1 GB? I'm plateuing at exactly 1 GB no matter how much debloating I do!
I had 4GB and it was eating 1.4
Now with 8GB it takes 1.1
Install a Linux distro like Arch, you can get like 300mb idle with everything you need running.
The point is to have to free RAM so when you load fucking huge applications you don't have to close everything else to make room.
if the program by default needs more than 4GB of RAM nothing will help you. It's like bitching that your ancient P3 can't play 10-bit x264 videos because all the other services are supposedly causing it.
just restarted chrome, cleared out its cache, with just two tabs open, 2.4gb of ram being used total by my system. with only battle.net and steam open in the background minimized to the system tray. no games being updated.
Windows is designed you make use of your available memory. As that amount of RAM used makes less than 0.1% of difference to total battery use it tries to put as much in memory as possible.
On a 4GB system, as yours is, it will use around 900-1100MB on boot/idle to improve overall system responsiveness. If you load up a program that needs to use more than 3GB of memory (almost never gonna happen on a machine with only 4GB) then Windows will free up more memory until you hit a minimum of 512MB which the kernel always reserves for itself.
Take a deep breath, take your time, use logic and elaborate.
Take a deep breath, take your time, use logic, and take two cocks, shove one in your mouth and the other three up your ass.
>Stress testing an MBA at work
>4 browser windows running Leakspin + 4 terminal windows running yes + facetime + photobooth + ClamXav running a full system scan
>Come back an hour later
>20GB swap file
I hate coming to /g/ since about 2010
Where are our soldering and microelectronics threads of old times. Why do we have those shitty consumer tech and codenigger threads. Networking and Sysadmin master race
>wants to have a serious discussion
Fug. I forgot my screenshot.