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I am running xubuntu 12.04, and i find that TOP command reports 900MB RAM usage where as gnome-system-terminal applet graphically shows only 300MB RAM usage. Why the values are differently reported?What is now the correct thing? and Why TOP reports it that way.

Thanks, Harish Pathangay

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After googling and posting the question in forums, i came to understand that TOP reports total used = buffers+cache area. gnome-system-terminal displays only individual process memory comsumption. I used the free command to get the individual process memory comsumption. All is fine. My understanding got corrected.

Thanks, Harish Pathangay

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