First, I know that task killers are frowned upon, but I am only using this as tool to help me understand my problem. I am trying to understand how to interpret the available memory portrayed in the settings/applications/running services screen versus what ATK shows? For instance the OS says the following in the pink/yellow/green bar at the bottom of the screen: "Other: 126MB in 12 Avail: 17MB + 85MB in 18" while at the same time ATK states "52". What do these statement mean? The reason for my question that I notice substantial slowdowns through out the day. And if I run ATK, to kill a bunch of stuff I notice a HUGE improvement, but most of the apps will respawn. So I am now trying to understand what is consuming all that memory and how can I better my situation?