Posted 08 September 2008 - 03:15 PM
Memory is your physical RAM
Pagefile is a temporary place to store operations (in memory) when the memory or a program decides it's needed
CPU is your processor and doesn't affect the RAM to any great degree (although if a program is using a lot of CPU, there's a good chance it's accessing the memory).
In short, Windows allocates 4 gB of memory to each process (whether it needs it or not). The Memory Manager in Windows decides how to "virtualize" this with respect to your physical memory (RAM) and the pagefile). If you don't have enough RAM to support what you're doing, Windows will use some of the pagefile for it (which will slow the system down). Also, at times, malfunctioning programs won't release the memory that they were using - and this will also affect your memory statistics.
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