Re: Is this "normal" RAM usage at idle in Windows Vista?
That is right, and it is appropriate. People in general have the wrong impression about what should happen when a computer is idle, they expect that during that time it will swap out everything possible to disk to leave the most ram available as possible. The question is: why? What that does is forces things to be loaded back into ram when you start using the pc again, and as the pc was idle (not being used) why not fill up the ram for optimal usage.
My preference is to have as much loaded into fast ram than swapped out on slow disk.