Originally posted by: mikes451
When I go into windows task manager and click processes I have 32 processes running. It says my commit charge is 231M / 2424M . So I guess im using 231M of my 1 Gig of RAM. But if I add my mem usage for my 32 processes it only adds up to about 80Meg. So what else is using my memory is there a way to find out? Something besides my processes is using 150 Meg. Thanks
Commit charge is memory allocated to programs AND the operating system.
The amount of paging file being used by the system. If your computer is running near the maximum, you can increase the page file size.
Commit Charge (K)
Memory allocated to programs and the operating system. Because of memory copied to the paging file, called virtual memory, the value listed under Peak may exceed the maximum physical memory. The value for Total is the same as that depicted in the Page File Usage History graph.
Physical Memory (K)
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.
Kernel Memory (K)
Memory used by the operating system kernel and device drivers. Paged is memory that can be copied to the paging file, thereby freeing the physical memory. The physical memory can then be used by the operating system. Nonpaged is memory that remains resident in physical memory and will not be copied out to the paging file.