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When I go into task manager I see that the process sqlservr.exe is using 15 GB of memory.  Any reason for this?  When I reboot it goes back to about 3 and then later it goes all the way up.  The CPU usage is ok but not the memory usage.  We use SQL on this server for our accounting system.  There are about 7 users.
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http://www.brentozar.com/archive/2011/09/sysadmins-guide-microsoft-sql-server-memory/

Is it a problem or were you just wondering?

Note this article also gives you steps to cap it . . . but you should only do that if you really need to use it.  If everything is running fine leave it alone.
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Oh.  I thought it was a problem.  I will just leave it alone.
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It's not as long as you don't need it for something else.  Ram is meant to be used, and speeds up the data retrieval for you.
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