End user RAM usage survey

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Thu May 21 13:02:49 UTC 2015

On Thu, 21 May 2015 05:41:38 -0400, grarpamp wrote:
> For those of you using end user class systems bought within the
> last few years (Intel: i3, i5, i7, E3; AMD: APU, FX) for things
> such as desktop, fileserver, multimedia, browsing, development,
> office, games, and VMs for the same... how much memory are you
> using? (including swap, excluding ZFS)

I'm using my home computer for browsing, development, gaming,
and multimedia (watching and editing videos, transcoding them
and so on), typesetting, image editing and other average stuff.
The system has an Intel Core 2 CPU 4300 with 1.8GHz clock,
and 2 GB RAM are installed, plus 2 GB swap partition. The RAM
is usually used less than half capacity. To start using the
swap space, I needed to open more than 70 tabs with "Flash" in
the Opera web browser. This was the result (htop summary):

	1  [||||                      7.9%]
	2  [|                         2.6%]
	Swp[|||||               275/2047MB]

I'm obviously doing something wrong. ;-)

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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