Help with understanding Page File Usage
Posted on 2009-05-13
I have read many posts 'round here regarding Page File Usage, but I am sometimes confused by the numbers and the math behind them.
I am running Windows Server 2003 Enterprise (32bit). Hyper-Threaded Dual 3.0 Xeon, 8GB RAM. (4) 750GB Seagate 7200rpm SATA drives.
I have Exchange 2003, my store.exe shows at about 600mb of RAM usage.
I have Symantec Corporate AV - which when it scans shows a number of high-use RAM figures. I know it's a memory hog but it's what I have to deal with right now.
I have ACT! (which runs an instance of SQL 2005 Express).
I have BES server.
This machine is my DC, AD, basically it is everything to my office.
And it has been running sluggish. I get pop-ups all day on client machines about "conection to MS Exchange" going in and out (not sure if that's related - but it seems to be based on reading I have done here on EE).
My CPU usage runs at under 10% most all the time I ever monitor it.
My Page File Usage is 2.94GB. And I don't know whether that is high or not based on my RAM and what I have going on.
So, I am throwing this one out there to see who can help explain this to me and give me any recommendations on what to do or if i should be doing anything. If there are gains to be made in performance I may give them a try, but if its not really worth it and there are other issues I should be looking into, then I can at least stop wondering about this.
(I am aware that I need another box and that it would be ideal to get Exchange and BES off this one - but that is another topic for another post I have out there - and for me to try and convince my boss to give me the budget to do it.)
I am sure there are questions - and if screenshots are necessary let me know.