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Windows 7: total (physical+virtual) memory usage monitor for taskbar/systray


29 Jan 2013   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
 
 
total (physical+virtual) memory usage monitor for taskbar/systray

I'm looking for a utility that can show me my total memory usage on the taskbar or systray. It should show the % or a graph.

For example, I have 4 GB physical RAM and my Task Manager is showing:
Physical Memory: Total = 4006, Available = 1000
System Commit: 3684/8004

I found some memory monitors, but they show my memory usage as 75%, which is the physical memory, not the total, which would be 46% . I've tried:

SysTryMeter SysTrayMeter - Download
Taskbar Monitor win7-taskbar-mon - A very simple performance monitor that gives at-a-glance system performance info. - Google Project Hosting
RAM CPU Taskbar RAM CPU Taskbar v2 by ~anonymous-thing on deviantART
(this one doesn't work for me because I disabled Aero)

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21 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7/8/8.1 x64 &&& Debian-Based Linux
 
 

I do not think that the page file (virtual memory) is utilized the same way as your RAM is (physical memory). I don't know why you're looking for a utility that gives you a combined statistic, but this utility says it displays CPU, RAM, and page file usage:
Overview: CoolMon 2 – a Windows system monitoring utility - Simple Help

Years back when I first discovered the virtual memory setting whilst playing about in the Windows settings, I thought I'd stumbled upon some hidden jewel. I don't know how high I set it lol, but now, despita having read that some programs may actually require a page file, I always disable it.
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21 Feb 2013   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Me too, disable it I mean. Many don't recommend doing that but I haven't had any problems yet. I do have plenty of RAM though.
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21 Feb 2013   #4

Windows 7/8/8.1 x64 &&& Debian-Based Linux
 
 

Scratch that link - didn't see it was for XP. The screenshot looked like an Aero desktop, so I just assumed.
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21 Feb 2013   #5
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Why don't you use the Resource Monitor. You can pin it to the taskbar. It gives you a nice graph.


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21 Feb 2013   #6

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Why don't you use the Resource Monitor. You can pin it to the taskbar. It gives you a nice graph.
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