Memory Delta - Task Manager

Posted on 2009-02-19
Last Modified: 2013-11-10
I'd appreciate someone giving me an explanation of the 'Mem Delta' column which I can find in Task Manager (see attachment).

In particular, what exactly is the Memory Delta? And, why do I sometimes see entries in brackets, such as (12) K and then entries will appear without brackets, such as 344 K. What's the difference?

A detailed explanation would be appreciated, and please, no comments which are simply links to other sites.

Question by:tigermatt
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    Memory Delta is the change in memory use, in kilobytes, since the last update.

    For that statement you can think of update as like screen refresh.

    (12) K is negative - memory use went down 12k.
    344 K is positive - memory use went up 344k.
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    Assisted Solution

    Delta = Change
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    Author Comment

    Ah... Delta in that sense. That makes sense! Thanks for clarifying.

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