RAM usage really depends on what you start at boot and after as well as available RAM.
When I only have <= 2 GB of RAM I am much more reluctant to start (un)necessary services at boot.
With => 8 GB RAM I prefer that services are started at boot and I start apps as I need them.
I am using 571 of 7661 MB after boot with the following started at boot:
CPU Graph, System Load Monitor, Sensor Plugin, Ethernet and Wlan Network Monitors, Dropbox,
MX-Notifier, CherryTree, ClipIt, HPLIP Status Service, Indicator Key-Lock, qBittorrent, redshift-gtk,
audio volume, battery status indicator, MX USB unmounter, DateTime applet, and the Weather Update applet. I'm sure that I could stop many of these from starting at boot but would then have to start most of them from a script. A few would only be started when needed, like the HP Printer status and the qBittorrent, MX Notifier & Unmounter but I'd rather not have to remember or wait for them.
And now after starting up Palemoon, DoubleCommander and making CherryTree visible
I am using 1760 of 7661 MB.
I usually also have >2 LibreOffice document open, as well as VLC media player. After a few hours of use,
I am usually using > 3000 of 7661 MB. I do not have a swap partition or an active conky.
Last edited by Richard
on Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:52 pm, edited 1 time in total.
MX18b1: Lenovo T430: Intel Ivy Bridge i5-3320M, 8GB RAM, 4.9.0-8-amd64, 119 GB SSD
MX18b1: Eee&AA1 NBs: Dual Core Atom N270, 1GB RAM, 4.9.0-8-686, 150 GB HDD
DoubleCmd/Thunar, LibO613, Dropbox, Vivaldi/Firefox, CherryTree, Vbox. LinuxCounter #208633