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Is there a windows application that shows a graphical representation of virtual memoey, along with which pages are resident, which are being moved in or out, and so on.

What I"m looking for is some information/entertainment when windows goes into one of it's page thrashing death spirals, to show me whose pages are going in and out.

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VMMap is what you want.

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You could also use Performance Monitor (part of Windows). –  Ben Mar 6 '10 at 10:15
wow - published Mar 3 2010 - I guess some things are in the air. –  ddyer Mar 6 '10 at 20:11
Close but no cigar. I'm thinking of something like the defragging entertaimment, one dot per page or physical memory as the primary display, with auxiliary information about which processes occupy it and what the pages are doing recently. –  ddyer Mar 7 '10 at 6:08
Hmmm... Maybe try windows Performance Monitor (under Administrative Tools). Right click in the graph area and select "Add Counters...". In the available counters area, select Process->Pool Paged Bytes. Then, in the list of processes, select <All instances>, and click the Add>> button. Once you've added the counters, you can right click in the graph again and select "Properties..." and go to the "Graph" tab to change the scale. I'm using Windows 7, so yours might be a little different. –  Ben Mar 8 '10 at 23:11
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Maybe you can use process explorer for this? I am not running windows anymore so I can't test this program for you, but if you don't have this program installed anyway you should because it is the best process explorer I know(When I ran windows)

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