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Unread 07-09-2007, 08:00 AM   #1
Eric
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How much RAM is being used?

I get 2GB DDR-RAM, and would like to know how much RAM is being used as the
applications are running.
Does anyone have any suggestions?
Thank in advance for any suggestions
Eric

 
Unread 07-09-2007, 08:59 AM   #2
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Re: How much RAM is being used?

Use your Task Manager - it shows exactly each process that is runing and the
memory usage of it

Craig

"Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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>I get 2GB DDR-RAM, and would like to know how much RAM is being used as the
> applications are running.
> Does anyone have any suggestions?
> Thank in advance for any suggestions
> Eric
>



 
Unread 07-09-2007, 08:59 AM   #3
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Re: How much RAM is being used?

Physical Memory 1046956 K
Does it represent how much RAM I get? Does 1046956 K represent 1 GB?
Thank you very much for any suggestions
Eric

"M***changeStudent" wrote:

> Use your Task Manager - it shows exactly each process that is runing and the
> memory usage of it
>
> Craig
>
> "Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:61F4F48F-8158-4F92-9A45-6F8858CA57CC@microsoft.com...
> >I get 2GB DDR-RAM, and would like to know how much RAM is being used as the
> > applications are running.
> > Does anyone have any suggestions?
> > Thank in advance for any suggestions
> > Eric
> >

>
>
>

 
Unread 07-09-2007, 12:59 PM   #4
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Re: How much RAM is being used?

Hi Eric,

In Task Manager, on the "Performance" tab, towards the bottom you will see
Physical Memory. 1046956 K would be 1GB.


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"Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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| Physical Memory 1046956 K
| Does it represent how much RAM I get? Does 1046956 K represent 1 GB?
| Thank you very much for any suggestions
| Eric
|
| "M***changeStudent" wrote:
|
| > Use your Task Manager - it shows exactly each process that is runing and
the
| > memory usage of it
| >
| > Craig
| >
| > "Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
| > news:61F4F48F-8158-4F92-9A45-6F8858CA57CC@microsoft.com...
| > >I get 2GB DDR-RAM, and would like to know how much RAM is being used as
the
| > > applications are running.
| > > Does anyone have any suggestions?
| > > Thank in advance for any suggestions
| > > Eric
| > >
| >
| >
| >


 
Unread 07-09-2007, 02:59 PM   #5
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Re: How much RAM is being used?

In task manager,
Physical Memory: 1046956 = 1 GB
Avaiable: 601332 Does it mean I get 600MB RAM available to be used?
System Fast Memory: 703224 What is this memory about?

N.B. Words may not be the same in English XP, because I translate those
words from Chinese XP.

Thank you very much for any suggestions
Eric

"Curt Christianson" wrote:

> Hi Eric,
>
> In Task Manager, on the "Performance" tab, towards the bottom you will see
> Physical Memory. 1046956 K would be 1GB.
>
>
> --
> HTH,
> Curt
>
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> "Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:CBB44A10-F7AE-45BB-BE32-5083A87F81D3@microsoft.com...
> | Physical Memory 1046956 K
> | Does it represent how much RAM I get? Does 1046956 K represent 1 GB?
> | Thank you very much for any suggestions
> | Eric
> |
> | "M***changeStudent" wrote:
> |
> | > Use your Task Manager - it shows exactly each process that is runing and
> the
> | > memory usage of it
> | >
> | > Craig
> | >
> | > "Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> | > news:61F4F48F-8158-4F92-9A45-6F8858CA57CC@microsoft.com...
> | > >I get 2GB DDR-RAM, and would like to know how much RAM is being used as
> the
> | > > applications are running.
> | > > Does anyone have any suggestions?
> | > > Thank in advance for any suggestions
> | > > Eric
> | > >
> | >
> | >
> | >
>
>
>

 
Unread 07-09-2007, 04:59 PM   #6
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Re: How much RAM is being used?

Eric <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>In task manager,
>Physical Memory: 1046956 = 1 GB
>Avaiable: 601332 Does it mean I get 600MB RAM available to be used?


The figures that TaskMan displays are in kilobytes, so 601332 does
mean 600MB.

>System Fast Memory: 703224 What is this memory about?


There's nothing by that name on my machine, maybe you mean "System
Cache". TaksMan's help file entry for "Physical Memory" says this:

<quote>
The total physical memory, also called RAM, installed on your
computer. Available represents the amount of free memory that is
available for use. The System Cache shows the current physical memory
used to map pages of open files.
</quote>

Note that the "Total" will be the amount of RAM your system can
actually access, not necessarily the amount installed. If you're
running a 32-bit system and have 4GB RAM installed you won't be able
to use all of it because some address space must be used for video
memory, BIOS, etc. See http://members.cox.net/slatteryt/RAM.html

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Unread 07-09-2007, 05:59 PM   #7
Curt Christianson
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Re: How much RAM is being used?


Good explanation Tim. Thanks from a lot of us.

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"Tim Slattery" <Slattery_T@bls.gov> wrote in message
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| Eric <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
|
| >In task manager,
| >Physical Memory: 1046956 = 1 GB
| >Avaiable: 601332 Does it mean I get 600MB RAM available to be used?
|
| The figures that TaskMan displays are in kilobytes, so 601332 does
| mean 600MB.
|
| >System Fast Memory: 703224 What is this memory about?
|
| There's nothing by that name on my machine, maybe you mean "System
| Cache". TaksMan's help file entry for "Physical Memory" says this:
|
| <quote>
| The total physical memory, also called RAM, installed on your
| computer. Available represents the amount of free memory that is
| available for use. The System Cache shows the current physical memory
| used to map pages of open files.
| </quote>
|
| Note that the "Total" will be the amount of RAM your system can
| actually access, not necessarily the amount installed. If you're
| running a 32-bit system and have 4GB RAM installed you won't be able
| to use all of it because some address space must be used for video
| memory, BIOS, etc. See http://members.cox.net/slatteryt/RAM.html
|
| --
| Tim Slattery
| MS MVP(DTS)
| Slattery_T@bls.gov
| http://members.cox.net/slatteryt


 
Unread 08-09-2007, 12:59 AM   #8
Eric
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Re: How much RAM is being used?

Thank everyone very much for suggestions

I get 1GB DDR RAM installed. Does it mean that 400 MB RAM is currently used?
because there is 600MB RAM available, which represents the amount of free
memory that is available for use. Currently, I intend to install more RAM for
faster performance. Based on above memory interpretation, I think there is no
point to upgrade into 2GB DDR RAM for my computer, because there is 600 RAM
available, does it mean that upgrading to 2GB DDR RAM would not get any
faster on performance?
Does anyone have any suggestion?
Thank everyone very much for any suggesitons
Eric


"Tim Slattery" wrote:

> Eric <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
>
> >In task manager,
> >Physical Memory: 1046956 = 1 GB
> >Avaiable: 601332 Does it mean I get 600MB RAM available to be used?

>
> The figures that TaskMan displays are in kilobytes, so 601332 does
> mean 600MB.
>
> >System Fast Memory: 703224 What is this memory about?

>
> There's nothing by that name on my machine, maybe you mean "System
> Cache". TaksMan's help file entry for "Physical Memory" says this:
>
> <quote>
> The total physical memory, also called RAM, installed on your
> computer. Available represents the amount of free memory that is
> available for use. The System Cache shows the current physical memory
> used to map pages of open files.
> </quote>
>
> Note that the "Total" will be the amount of RAM your system can
> actually access, not necessarily the amount installed. If you're
> running a 32-bit system and have 4GB RAM installed you won't be able
> to use all of it because some address space must be used for video
> memory, BIOS, etc. See http://members.cox.net/slatteryt/RAM.html
>
> --
> Tim Slattery
> MS MVP(DTS)
> Slattery_T@bls.gov
> http://members.cox.net/slatteryt
>

 
Unread 08-09-2007, 04:59 AM   #9
Curt Christianson
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Re: How much RAM is being used?

Hi Eric,

Based on what you've described, I don't think you would find a significant
increase in speed. Most folks can get by fine with 512 MB of RAM. If you
were editing large photo, video, or audio files, then you *might* see a
rather significant gain in speed.

For the "average" user, KGB is way overkill. I originally ran this box
with XP Pro with 256MB of memory, and it ran fine. I maxed out this old
mobo by adding another 128 MB, and now have 384 MB. I haven't seen any
difference in speed--but then again, I spend the majority of my time just
perusing the NG's. Not very RAM intensive.

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"Eric" <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:5F7B30D3-5FA4-435C-9D14-9042B3A1D4CC@microsoft.com...
| Thank everyone very much for suggestions
|
| I get 1GB DDR RAM installed. Does it mean that 400 MB RAM is currently
used?
| because there is 600MB RAM available, which represents the amount of free
| memory that is available for use. Currently, I intend to install more RAM
for
| faster performance. Based on above memory interpretation, I think there is
no
| point to upgrade into 2GB DDR RAM for my computer, because there is 600
RAM
| available, does it mean that upgrading to 2GB DDR RAM would not get any
| faster on performance?
| Does anyone have any suggestion?
| Thank everyone very much for any suggesitons
| Eric
|
|
| "Tim Slattery" wrote:
|
| > Eric <Eric@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
| >
| > >In task manager,
| > >Physical Memory: 1046956 = 1 GB
| > >Avaiable: 601332 Does it mean I get 600MB RAM available to be used?
| >
| > The figures that TaskMan displays are in kilobytes, so 601332 does
| > mean 600MB.
| >
| > >System Fast Memory: 703224 What is this memory about?
| >
| > There's nothing by that name on my machine, maybe you mean "System
| > Cache". TaksMan's help file entry for "Physical Memory" says this:
| >
| > <quote>
| > The total physical memory, also called RAM, installed on your
| > computer. Available represents the amount of free memory that is
| > available for use. The System Cache shows the current physical memory
| > used to map pages of open files.
| > </quote>
| >
| > Note that the "Total" will be the amount of RAM your system can
| > actually access, not necessarily the amount installed. If you're
| > running a 32-bit system and have 4GB RAM installed you won't be able
| > to use all of it because some address space must be used for video
| > memory, BIOS, etc. See http://members.cox.net/slatteryt/RAM.html
| >
| > --
| > Tim Slattery
| > MS MVP(DTS)
| > Slattery_T@bls.gov
| > http://members.cox.net/slatteryt
| >


 
 

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