If you research a little, you will find that Windows will use every bit of RAM to cache any tiny thing. Nothing broken.
I'm running a P3 computer, with Win 98SE and 256 MB of RAM installed.
After my first cold-boot this morning, I checked/downloaded email and then opened 3 Firefox tabs to read some news sites. After closing all programs except Outlook Express, I opened System Mechanic 5 Pro to see how much memory was free. It reported only 25 MB free.
Using System Mechanic, I recovered RAM to 185 MB free and defragged the RAM. With only Outlook Express and System Mechanic, itself, open, the screen reported:
* Memory load = 44%, and
* CPU usage = 33%.
Doesn't it look like something is hogging the RAM? How can I find out what this is specifically? This computer has never been a ''screamer'' for speed but it did seem to move faster a few months ago when I first replaced some bad memory.
Is there any program or function in Win98 I can use to see what's holding on to the memory or perhaps a 3rd-party program that'll work to tell me this?