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I was wondering if drivers for non-connected USB devices are loaded into memory or not. The reason behind this question was whether or not to leave my webcam connected or not. I only use it a small amount of time and am wanting to conserve memory usage.
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I do not think it will use any physical memory unless you are running it. Only thing that will by taken up all the time will be any software installed for running it. The software program itself will use the meory but the webcam will not hope that helps you out. I used to have a web cam hooked up 24/7 and never noticed any memory usage while the software was not running. At most the programs(s) will only use a few MB of memory when in use.
Edited by Rick Arter - 4/21/11 at 5:05pm
    
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Thanks Rick.
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