I'd avoid any registry fixer - they cause more problems than they're worth (been there, got the t-shirt!)
Here's a link about the myths behind registry cleaners: http://www.windowsbbs.com/showthread.php?t=61015
Although the article refers to XP, the same discussion applies to Vista and to other versions of the Windows OS.
Windows does a lot of stuff deep in the background that you can't see. With the memory management features added in Vista, there'll be a greater at rest usage than you were used to with XP.
I've got 22 tabs open in Firefox, 8 open in IE, 3 VM's running (XP, Vista, Win7) and all of my email stuff (4 programs total), Windows Debugging Tools, Task Manager, Process Explorer, Autoruns, Folding at Home, and a Router monitor program.
The good thing about having 8 gB of RAM is that I can keep all of this open without suffering from lag. I can even play video games without shutting anything down!
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