debian-5.0.3 on ThinkPad A21e : dude, where's my RAM ?
I've just installed a fresh debian on an old IBM ThinkPad A21e (see cpuz info in attachement) and I'm kinda bedazzled - in the wrong sense! - at how much an idle system seems to hog RAM : out of 256, half of it is always used...
I've tried a default Ubuntu and Xubuntu install, but browsing the Internet was a sluggish nightmare, that is why I've decided to give it a go with debian, installing the base system and laptop pack only (added openssh-server after reboot). I'll attach a stripped log about memory info, if anybody as any ideas or hints about what's going on it would be really appreciated!
Title: CPU-Z 1.45 HTML report file
CPU-Z 1.45 report file
|Number of processors||1|
|Number of cores||1 per processor|
|Number of threads||1 per processor|
|Core Speed||597.8 MHz|
|Multiplier x Bus speed||6.0 x 99.6 MHz|
|Stock frequency||600 MHz|
|Instruction sets||MMX, SSE|
|L1 Data cache (per processor)||16 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 32-byte line size|
|L1 Instruction cache (per processor)||16 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 32-byte line size|
|L2 cache (per processor)||128 KBytes, 4-way set associative, 32-byte line size|
|Northbridge||Intel i440MX rev. 01|
|Memory Size||256 MBytes|
|Memory Frequency||99.6 MHz (1:1)|
|CAS# Latency (tCL)||3.0 clocks|
|RAS# to CAS# (tRCD)||2 clocks|
|RAS# Precharge (tRP)||2 clocks|
|DRAM Idle Timer||32 clocks|
|BIOS Version||KUET36WW (1.13 )|
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