Memory usage problem


I don't run classic at all. I have 224mb of ram. I use my computer to surf the web and some developer tools programs. I rarely have more then 4 programs open at any one time. Yet my machine pages out like crazy from time to time.

Using the top command I can see that there really is no one program using up the resources. It would be nice to know what all the different properties that are displayed with the top command.

I do notice that the inactive ram at times grows to be most of the ram on my machine. Is this unallocated memory that the computer is able to use but doesn't. Or is it dormant programs memory?

Any suggestions would be appreciated.