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comment Why is the total memory usage reported by Windows Task Manager much higher than the sum of all processes' memory usage?
I still don't understand. If it's not out of RAM, why does it say that 5.5 GB of my 6 GB of "Memory" (not 8 GB as I mistyped in my previous comment, sorry) is in use? 6 GB is the amount of RAM I have, it's not the size of the backing store, which is much larger. If Windows has only promised to running apps 5.5 GB of the paging file, I shouldn't be having any problems at all!
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comment Why is the total memory usage reported by Windows Task Manager much higher than the sum of all processes' memory usage?
PS: I'm using the word "memory" not because I don't know the difference between RAM and VM, but because my computer is only telling me that it's out of "memory" without giving me any info at all what it actually means. (I assume it means RAM, for the reasons I specify in the previous comment, but I'm not certain.) I'd rather you use the real vocab (which I can look up if necessary) than elaborate financial metaphors :)
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comment Why is the total memory usage reported by Windows Task Manager much higher than the sum of all processes' memory usage?
If the kernel memory counts into usage, is there any tool besides RAMMap that will list kernel memory usage? I'm wondering if a bug in a driver (say, a network driver) could be leaking or otherwise allocating way too much memory. Killing the program that is calling the buggy kernel code (in my case, iexplore.exe) solves the problem, making it look like that program was at fault. Is this even possible?
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comment Why is the total memory usage reported by Windows Task Manager much higher than the sum of all processes' memory usage?
magicandre1981, I said in my question that RAMMap won't run while my computer is low on memory. It crashes as soon as I run it. Is there any other tool that can provide that information?
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comment Why is the total memory usage reported by Windows Task Manager much higher than the sum of all processes' memory usage?
David, by "backing store" do you mean the page file? The maximum size of the page file on windows seems to be 3 times the amount of RAM available. Mine is set to use that, so I've got a full 18 GB of page file. However, I don't think that's getting used up. Like I said, Task Manager says that I have 8 GB "memory" - its word, not mine, but obviously referring only to RAM. Task Manager also says that 90% of that 8 GB is currently used, and Windows warns me that this is a critical problem... and then crashes and logs me out if I ignore it.
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comment Why is the total memory usage reported by Windows Task Manager much higher than the sum of all processes' memory usage?
Unfortunately, in the situations I describe above, the memory in question is clearly not from a recently terminated program. Windows shouldn't crash or display low-memory warnings simply because it doesn't feel like reallocating old, unused memory. I'm talking about situations where gigs of memory are apparently wired but unaccounted for. Situations where I can have 6 GB RAM plus 18 GB swap, but windows crashes because it's "out of memory" while task manager shows only 2 GB in use.
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comment Can I sync my iPhone photos with Windows?
@Nathan, Apple has wireless iTunes syncing, but iTunes doesn't sync photos from the device. Since there's no way to write general iPhone apps that run in the background, any 3rd-party wireless photo syncing app would have to be invoked manually from the phone. (My next phone will likely be android - I'm fed up with Apple's limitations.)
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