I've been using conky for a while now, but recently I noticed that some things didn't look right. The thing that tipped me of was the number of running processes it showed.

Right now conky shows 201, htop shows 171, and top shows 112. All I Have running is Firefox, 2 terminals, and conky. Also for CPU usuage, htop says 7.9% and htop shows 3.7%. Conky has RAM at 310MB, hop also shows 310, but top says 806.

Any ideas as to why none of the tool are showing the same info? I'm running an Athalon XP3000 w/ 1GB RAM and Mint 5.0/Hardy.