Deactivated VST's vs RAM (CPU) ?

Hello Everyone

I have a template in which I have my fav VST synths preloaded, so that all I have to do is activate them (turn on) when I want to use them.

Does anyone know if this method uses up RAM or CPU power, even though they are all turned off?
Is it the same for VST effects?

If so I’m going to go ahead and start deleting them, lol.

Thank for the insight :slight_smile: