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Windows 7: Category "Modified" in Resource Monitor

10 Dec 2009   #1
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 
Category "Modified" in Resource Monitor

In Resource Monitor there is this category Modified the intrigues me. Does anybody know what that is.




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10 Dec 2009   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote:
Memory whose contents must be [written] to disk before it can be used for another purpose.
Take advantage of tools to monitor memory usage in Windows 7 | Microsoft Windows | TechRepublic.com

Hope this helps.
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10 Dec 2009   #3
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I think that what it means is memory that has been released by Windows but not yet removed from memory.
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10 Dec 2009   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seekermeister View Post
I think that what it means is memory that has been released by Windows but not yet removed from memory.
That sounds reasonable.
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10 Dec 2009   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

This is the definition in above link: "Memory whose contents must be to disk before it can be used for another purpose". I read that as "active data" (as opposed the what is defined under Free) that needs to be written to disk first before the RAM can be released. Does that make sense?
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10 Dec 2009   #6
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I think that is the portion of memory that cache programs like O&O's Clever Cache work on by flushing unneeded memory. I have it installed, primarily because I got it free when I bought their Defragger. I guess it is good, because I haven't noticed any problems caused by it, except that it is a startup program and occupies some memory itself.
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10 Dec 2009   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I wonder whether it is worth "managing" that little bit. Last time I looked, it was 75MB of my 3GB RAM. Hardly noticable.
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10 Dec 2009   #8
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
I wonder whether it is worth "managing" that little bit. Last time I looked, it was 75MB of my 3GB RAM. Hardly noticable.
Only if it doesn't cost anything to do so. I haven't noticed any effect on operations.

EDIT: It might be of more value if you used some program with a memory leak.
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