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Is explorer.exe suppossed to be using this much of my memory?

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Anonymous
a b $ Windows 7
a b } Memory
June 3, 2010 5:00:48 PM

So I just installed the Windows 7 Enterprise 90 day trial (I don't have the money for Windows 7 just yet) and I went to Task manager and saw this.




Is that normal?!?!?
Here's my specs:

AMD Athlon ii X2 250 Regor 3.0Ghz Dual Core
2GB Dual Channel DDR2 RAM
Windows 7 Enterprise (90 day trial)
Nvidia Geforce 7600GS w/ 256MB DDR2 memory
a c 209 $ Windows 7
a b } Memory
June 3, 2010 5:54:01 PM

Yeah, it's normal. Explorer caches a LOT of stuff so that it can respond quickly. Wait 'till you see how much your web browser uses...

Don't sweat it, that's well under 2% of your memory.
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Anonymous
a b $ Windows 7
a b } Memory
June 3, 2010 6:04:51 PM

Awesome! Thank you for the nice answer. :)  Yeah I just looked. Firefox uses... 67MB with just this post page open. tsk tsk. Chrome is nice, but is also a resource hog, since everything it does has it's own process. Thank you very much! =D
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