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#1 mainstretllc

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 09:13 AM

I have a Dell Latitude D610 running XP and recently noticed a change in performance. The Performance Tab in the Windows Task Manager indicates Total Physical Memory = 515444, Available approx 100k, System Cache approx 131k.

These numbers had been hovering around 240k. I understand some of the memory is used by Windows, but the recent considerable difference has significantly affected performance.

When I restart the machine, these numbers initially are set in 9k range and slowly increase to the 100k area.

Is there a way for me to see what's really going on? The Processes Tab sheds some light, but the totals do not add up. Something must be eating up the memory.

Thank you.

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#2 MadDawg

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 10:20 AM

DTaskManager shows all the processes running on the system. You can get it from here. This should help find out where the memory is going.
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#3 mainstretllc

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 06:34 PM

Thanks for the DTaskManager MadDawg. I downloaded it and see how it provides more information than Window's Task Manager, but I still do not understand why I have a large discrepancy:

Total=515K
Avail=100K
Cache=130K

Adding up to 230K, it seems I should have something closer to 400-450, correct?. Is there something else I'm missing?




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