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The new Task Manager has a great UI in windows 8, however, there are some discrepancies in the data I can not account for:

Machine: 8 GB of total ram. (This is a physical machine, not a virtual)

The processes tab shows 45% of Memory utilized. The listed process do not add up to 3.5 GB of RAM, but instead add up to 0.948 GB. There is no "processes for all users" option.

The performance Tab Shows:

In use : 3.6 GB
Available: 4.4 GB Committed : 4.1 /9.2 GB Cached: 3.7 GB
Paged Pool: 376 MB Non-paged pool: 135 MB

My reading of this says I have ALOT of "cloaked" processes running some where eating my ram.

How do I interpret this data and how do I verify it?

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Try the Working Set column under Details –  SLaks Oct 31 '12 at 22:30
    
Thanks. Thoose numbers added up. Now to google what "working Set","working set delta", "private working set", and "shared working set". That does account for my RAM issue, but further makes reading and using this data less then helpful. –  user264892 Oct 31 '12 at 22:35
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Try RAMMap, tested and works in W8 –  Moab Oct 31 '12 at 22:38
    
VMMap to dig deep into memory processes –  Moab Oct 31 '12 at 22:40
    
look if you have a high "non paged pool" usage. In this you have a driver leak and poolmon.exe is needed to get the causing driver. –  magicandre1981 Nov 26 '12 at 14:57
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For an explanation of the various terms, this two part presentation is a good start.

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2011/WCL405

http://channel9.msdn.com/Events/TechEd/NorthAmerica/2011/WCL406

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Thanks +1 for actually addressing questions ( Readability of the information, not troubleshooting ) –  user264892 Nov 28 '12 at 16:43
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