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Perfmon - memory alert - limit field unit of measurement?

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Windows Server 2008 R2.

I want to setup an alert that writes to the event log when available memory is below1 gb.
What's the unit of measurement for the Limit field?  Is it always a percentage? If I put in 75, is that 75 percent?  Or does it depend on which counter your selecting?  
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by:Greg Hejl
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if you believe you have an issue with memory usage I would use PRTG network monitor instead.

it will give you graphs and logging - there's a free version available @ paessler.com
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by:Westez
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I"m asking what the unit of measurement is for the Limit field with regards to the Memory counters.
Would you know what that is?  

Thanks for the suggestion on PRTG.
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Greg Hejl earned 250 total points
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deciphering technet documentation it appears to be dependent on the type of counter and what value it purports to represent.

as in % of committed bytes would be percentage

memory free MBytes would be memory in megabytes (ie 75 would equal 75 megabytes)
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by:Westez
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Thanks Greg, I've got it working just the way I need it to.
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