KDEsysGuard shows different resource values compared to neofetch or htop

i observed a weird thing while seeing my system resources today
which one should i consider as true value?

just notice the ram usage, there is a great differnce between the two

Hi @KDE,

I’m obviously no expert, but personally, I’d rather beleive htop.

It obviously uses less resources itself, since it’s not GUI, so it’s, at least theoretically, closer than KSysGuard.

Well, that’s my reasoning anyway.

Counting memory isn’t as straightforward as it may seem. Along private memory used by the processes, you have shared memory between them, buffers and caches. My guess is that the KDE monitor isn’t counting shared memory?

Installing ps_mem might give you a better picture in that regard.