Windows XP Task Manager Processes Memory Usage
Posted on 2011-02-23
In Windows XP Task Manager under the Processes tab, there is a 'Memory Usage' column, showing I guess the amount of memory used by processes running at the time.
We have a 8-user LAN, all workstations run XP and all run similar packages, mainly Pegasus OperaII. On comparing the various workstations, the value listed against Opera varies very widely, one is at 1,844k, most between 19,000 & 26,000 and two at over 50,000
What factors determine these Memory Usage values, and what effects do large/small values have on the performance of:
a) The application related to the process
b) Other applications running in the background, eg Outlook, Excel