The Memory | Summary page summarizes recent memory usage.
To open the Summary page
Click Memory | Summary.
Charts on the Summary page
The Physical Memory chart shows how much physical memory (RAM) Windows is using.
Physical memory usage will normally remain close to the total amount of physical memory installed on the system unless the amount of physical memory you have exceeds the amount of virtual memory that Windows is using. Windows normally keeps some physical memory available (free) for immediate reuse.
|Virtual Memory||The total amount of memory in use by the program. This includes Physical Memory and space in the paging file. A steady increase in virtual memory usage can indicate that a process on the system has a memory leak.|
Shows the rate at which pages are being swapped in and out of memory. The chart displays two data series:
A sustained high rate of paging can cause problems with overall system degradation due to disk thrashing and CPU load.
|Physical Memory Usage||
The Physical Memory Usage chart shows how Windows is using physical memory.
It displays the following data series: