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I am running a Linux Ubuntu(17.10) distro and my system specs are

Memory : 7.6 GiB
Processor : Intel® Core™ i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz × 4 
Graphics : Intel® Ivybridge Mobile
GNOME : 3.26.2
OS Type : 64-bit
Disk : 768.7 GB

Currently I have Tilix,Chrome(<6 tabs), PhpStorm open. and npm watch is compiling my code on the go.

My system usage now are

Memory 87% = 6.62/7.6GiB
Swap 15% = 1.13/7.30Gib

I have attached the screenshot of htop. What could be the reason of the resource usage?

Memory sort: Update Screenshot with sort bt RES column

TOP enter image description here

  • yes, but I have opened only one. How do I account for the rest of them? Now it is showing more than 2. – Rehan Jan 11 at 15:51
  • Your screen-shot would be more useful if you sorted by memory – AFH Jan 11 at 15:53
  • Added the requested screenshot @AFH – Rehan Jan 11 at 16:03
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    @HazardousGlitch - By default htop shows threads, but reports the same resources as the main program for each thread. – AFH Jan 11 at 16:13
  • @Rehan - Sorry I wasn't expecting quite so many threads. Perhaps you could use the H and K commands to turn off thread reporting (or use top which omits threads by default). – AFH Jan 11 at 16:17

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