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Physical memory used space by process in taskmagare

I sum the value of used space memory by each process (all of them) that is showing in TaskManager and I understand that the sum of them is not really 68% of my memory card that is shown in the below! ...
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1answer
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“Not responding” error while CPU and Memory are free

Sometimes, while CPU and Physical memory are free, some program's status change to Not responding! Why?! For example as you see below, 80% of CPU and 25% of RAM are free! but VMware went to Not ...
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2answers
109 views

Insane Sudden Memory Usage on Windows 8.1

When booting Windows 8.1 my memory usage is about 1,7 GB. Then after some time - less than a minute - it jumps up to around 6 GB. Task Manager does not show anything that would use up that much. ...
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Lost Physical Memory, Apparent Memory Leak

I was playing a game the other day, and I then shut it out and put the computer to sleep. I came back the next day and booted the game up, and it froze and unfroze about every 5 seconds. Normally, ...
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79 views

How to find the source of the low on memory error. Windows 8.1

Windows 8.1 64bit runs on Asus laptop with 8Gb of RAM and NVidia chip. McAffee antivirus was installed from the very begging. All drivers are up to date. Recently I start getting low on memory error. ...
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Can Task Manager show the total memory usage for a group of processes?

Some applications like Google Chrome and TweetDeck show up as several processes in Windows Task Manager. This means that the memory reported in each row is only part of the overall amount used by ...
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How to read the results of PsList?

I'm trying to use PsList from SysInternal to check the RAM used by running processes. The thing is I don't quite understand the results. For example, in the screenshot below, VBoxTray.exe is using ...
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735 views

Task Manager shows wrong process memory usage [duplicate]

I don't have much info on this one, other than it happened some time ago (can't pinpoint what could've caused it) and a reboot doesn't fix it. Here are a couple of screenshots: I'm completely ...
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Windows using too much RAM, how to diagnose resource hog

I have 16GB of system RAM. On startup with no applications open except the task-manager Windows is using about 3gb of RAM. I looked in the processes tab, but nothing seems to be out of the ordinary. ...
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2answers
578 views

Inconsistency between Task Manager Processes Tab and Performance Tab

The Windows Task Manager, on my Windows 7 machine is consistently very inconsistent. Specifically, the memory used by my processes (as reflected in a variety of different metrics) in the Processes ...
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0answers
256 views

explorer.exe and tskmngr.exe incredibly high memory usage

On start up, both explorer.exe and tskmgr.exe start increasing in mem usage up to 1GO and more with high 100% CPU usage and the computer becomes very slow and un-usable. This started to happen after ...
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3answers
442 views

Win 8 64bit: How can I see memory info from the command line?

I need to see the memory use from command line: I have Win 8 for 64bit and mem command doesn't work. Even if it would have worked I'm not sure would give the memory for the entire system. How can I ...
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Where's the memory going? [closed]

I'm getting Out of Memory errors in one of my programs (I'm a programmer). This is ridiculous, because I have 16GB RAM on a Windows 7 x64 system, and no reason why I should be running out. So I ...
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2answers
408 views

Why does the Windows Task Manager never show more than 80% memory used?

In the Windows Task Manager I have never seen the memory usage close to 100%. If physical memory is never depleted, how come computers have virtual memory? I realize many years ago maybe computers did ...
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0answers
41 views

Windows 8 running out of memory? [duplicate]

About an hour after startup I get a message box saying windows is low on memory, I've got 16GB ram and as far as I can see I should be using no more than 20% of my memory from the applications in task ...
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Why does Windows 7 use the page file when there's free physical RAM?

I am using Windows 7 64 bit with 8G ram. After some use, I feel Windows is getting sluggish. The drive is thrashing. When I look at the resource monitor and disk activity, I see a few instances of use ...
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1answer
160 views

When Windows detects the system as being sluggish, what is it basing this off of?

I asked another question about memory use, as it seems that Task Manager was not reporting memory use correctly -- the total used sum was far more than the sum of the individual programs' use. I ...
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2answers
140 views

How can I change what columns are visible in Task Manager?

I am missing the Memory category tab in Task Manager. How can I make it re-appear? Or what can I do to add/remove a column?
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1answer
115 views

Is There A Way To Calculate Data In Task Manager?

Something takes a lot of RAM and i want to know what. I have list of running processes and need to know the sum of all of them because "In Use" does not help me to determine what takes most RAM: I ...
2
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3answers
207 views

Cached memory refers to both cached memory (that is currently usable) and used memory (that was previous cached)?

Hi all I was trying to confirm my understanding of "standby list" and "modified list" as stated in this article. Is it true that "Cached memory" (as shown in the image below) refers to memory that ...
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What are these different kinds of memory usage in Windows 7 task manager?

In Windows 7's task manager, I can select different columns to show. There are a bunch that are related to memory and memory usage, but I'm not sure what it all means. I have a Dutch installation of ...
2
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1answer
2k views

What is “Memory Usage” and “Virtual memory size” in taskmgr?

I read: What do the Task Manager memory columns mean?. But I still don't understand what they say. Is Working Set (Mem) exactly a size of process memory on RAM? According to Wikipedia this is not ...
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2answers
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How can I find out how much RAM my plugins/extensions are using in Firefox 5?

Is there a Firefox Task Manager (like in Google Chrome) that would allow me to see how much RAM my plugins/extensions/tabs are using?
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1answer
495 views

Why is the Task Manager Total Physical Memory not 2048 MB or 2 GB

I found 3 numbers for the Total Physical Memory: In the Task Manager under the Performance tab: 1978 MB In Computer Properties: 2 GB And running wmic computersystem get TotalPhysicalMemory ...
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1answer
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Physical memory full but can't seem to find what process is causing it

I'm having a problem with my laptop from time to time, sometimes it get's really slow and when I check my task manager it says something like: Physical memory 91% When this is happening windows ...
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How to fix task manager memory column if it shows lies

I have a problem in showing memory in task manager with memory and paging columns. Why it shows so small size usage? And maybe anyone knows how to fix it? Here is a screenshot(working set, memory, ...
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Windows 7 recognizing 100% of my RAM some places, not others

Before you go blaming it on a 32-bit OS, I'm running Windows 7 64-bit. I have 4x 1GB sticks of RAM installed. I recently RMA'd one stick and installed the replacement. It would seem that parts of my ...
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Task Manager: VM Size smaller than Mem usage?

The windows XP tasks manager can show two different columns regarding the memory usage of the processes. One is called Mem Usage and the other is VM Size (not on by default, you need to activate it) ...
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2answers
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What comprises the 'free Physical memory' in task manager?

Task manager reports 85% physical memory (on a 48 Gigabyte machine, Windows Server 2008 64 bit). The sum of the private bytes taken by processes is around 13-14 gigs. Where is the remaining memory? ...
2
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2answers
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Decode win7-64 physical memory values for me

win7-64: If you can, please explain these readings or supply a documentation link, thanks. Task Manager: The vertical Memory gauge is at 1.93GB. Physical Memory (MB) total 8191 cached 5417 ...
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1answer
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Physical Memory in Windows Task Manager

In Windows Task Manager under the Perofrmance tab, I see this under Physical Memory: Total 3582 Cached 867 Available 846 Free 11 How come the numbers don't add up to the total? What is the ...
2
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1answer
276 views

Memory usage for application listed in Task Manager is not a good indication?

I read somewhere (I think Mark's blog from sysinternals), that the memory a program takes up as listed in Task Manager is not a good way to judge where all the memory on your pc is performing. Is ...
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Task manager: Windows XP RAM usage doesn't add up

When using the task manager in Windows XP Pro, the amount of RAM that is listed as being used by the individual processes is not adding up to the total memory used (as listed by the total commit on ...
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How do I know when to upgrade RAM in Vista?

Task Manager: XP on the left, Vista on the right. On XP, I would check to see if Peak Commit Charge was approaching Total Physical Memory. When Peak exceeded Total during normal usage, the page ...