I'm curious as to what exactly drains so much memory. I have 8GB of RAM, and when I'm not running anything (except a couple things in the menubar and, of course, Finder), I only have 5.47GB free. I opened Activity monitor, and aside from Kernel_task (779.6MB) nothing had more than 250MB and most things less than 50MB. Even adding up what I saw there it didn't top 2GB of usage. So why is my computer "using" over 3.5GB when no app is running?