Memory Usage

Stuart McGarrity stuartm at
Mon Jan 24 10:57:47 EST 2005

Do you have a page file?

The Mem column should be RAM usage and not total working set. Some of it 
could be swapped to the page file. A free tool like process explorer can 
give you better informaton than the task manager.

"rbt" <rbt at> wrote in message 
news:ct2v9f$k3t$1 at
> Would a Python process consume more memory on a PC with lots of memory?
> For example, say I have the same Python script running on two WinXP 
> computers that both have Python 2.4.0. One computer has 256 MB of Ram 
> while the other has 2 GB of Ram. On the machine with less Ram, the process 
> takes about 1 MB of Ram. On the machine with more Ram, it uses 9 MB of 
> Ram.
> Is this normal and expected behavior?
> Thanks,
> rbt 

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