> > i have 256 mb ram using win2k. when i start up win2k, i have 64 mb
> > used by just the operating system, etc. if i use lightwave 6.5 for
> > about a day, once i exit, i still have about 240 mb used!
> That's normal for Windows. A memory leak in a program happens when the
> program forgets to free memory it allocates. But Windows should free
> all of that memory once the program is closed.
> It's much more likely that what you're seeing is memory Windows itself
> is using, probably as disk cache. As soon as that memory is needed for
> something more important, Windows will let it go.
Ernie, while I could never claim to have technical knowledge even close to
yours, that's what I would have answered too, based on my experience with
this. Sure, after long and heavy LW sessions in win2k, most of the memory is
still "tied up", but I never have to reboot or anything. As soon as I launch
my email program, maybe my browser, even a couple of utilities (you get the
picture), memory seems to "fall back into place" and everything goes back to
I 've only had to restart win2k 6-7 times in the 7 or so months I 've been
running it (24/7), and even then it was due to the installation of a new
driver, software, etc...!
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