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  1. #1


    Šark Angel Guest

    Task Manager

    I cannot find Mem Usage in my task manager anymore when i try to
    select which columns to display, on the processes tab.
    For example, explorer.exe reports 31K and now it's Commit Size the
    column in place of Mem Usage.

    I first noticed when all of a sudden it started reporting memory loads
    in K but not in Kb's as it always had
    Baffles me how it changed...i can only guess it was during a windows
    update as i always left it alone

    Also on the performance tab it reports mem loads in MB's when it also
    used to do it in Kb's

    Is there a way i can switch it back to the way it was?
    I always found it a lot more precise esp. for diagnosing memory leaks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    RalfG Guest

    Re: Task Manager

    Haven't seen either of those changes here. Anyway it should be a simple
    matter to change the columns back to what you had, or display whatever other
    columns are available.

    Open Task manager, click View-Select Columns, then uncheck Memory-Commit
    Size and put a check in Memory -Private Working Set (that was the default on
    mine) and/or Memory - Working set. You can enable whatever other columns you
    think might be useful to you.


    "Šark Angel" <flugrekorder@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:77fbfd2f-5f02-47a1-ab1d-0eb5e679d2d9@xxxxxx

    >I cannot find Mem Usage in my task manager anymore when i try to
    > select which columns to display, on the processes tab.
    > For example, explorer.exe reports 31K and now it's Commit Size the
    > column in place of Mem Usage.
    >
    > I first noticed when all of a sudden it started reporting memory loads
    > in K but not in Kb's as it always had
    > Baffles me how it changed...i can only guess it was during a windows
    > update as i always left it alone
    >
    > Also on the performance tab it reports mem loads in MB's when it also
    > used to do it in Kb's
    >
    > Is there a way i can switch it back to the way it was?
    > I always found it a lot more precise esp. for diagnosing memory leaks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Šark Angel Guest

    Re: Task Manager

    Thanks for the suggestions but i had already tried all that and it's
    still gone.
    There isn't a mem usage column i can tick to have it displayed again

    Does the default on yours display mem loads in Kb's?
    Or in the 'abbreviated' format i'm seeing on mine as well


    On Mar 6, 2:11 am, "RalfG" <itsno...@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > Haven't seen either of those changes here. Anyway it should be a simple
    > matter to change the columns back to what you had, or display whatever other
    > columns are available.
    >
    > Open Task manager, click View-Select Columns, then uncheck Memory-Commit
    > Size and put a check in Memory -Private Working Set (that was the default on
    > mine) and/or Memory - Working set. You can enable whatever other columns you
    > think might be useful to you.
    >
    > "Šark Angel" <flugrekor...@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >
    > news:77fbfd2f-5f02-47a1-ab1d-0eb5e679d2d9@xxxxxx
    >

    > >I cannot find Mem Usage in my task manager anymore when i try to
    > > select which columns to display, on the processes tab.
    > > For example, explorer.exe reports 31K and now it's Commit Size the
    > > column in place of Mem Usage.
    >

    > > I first noticed when all of a sudden it started reporting memory loads
    > > in K but not in Kb's as it always had
    > > Baffles me how it changed...i can only guess it was during a windows
    > > update as i always left it alone
    >

    > > Also on the performance tab it reports mem loads in MB's when it also
    > > used to do it in Kb's
    >

    > > Is there a way i can switch it back to the way it was?
    > > I always found it a lot more precise esp. for diagnosing memory leaks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    RalfG Guest

    Re: Task Manager

    Kb's. AFAIK Memory Working Set and Memory Private Working Set are the
    memory usage columns. The latter one was what was being shown in my
    taskmanger by default.

    According to Help, Memory - Working Set is total memory used by a process
    (private and shareable) and Private Working Set is memory used by the
    process that cannot be shared by other processes.

    "Šark Angel" <flugrekorder@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    news:6fc6a192-7ffd-47e4-bbf1-ef081d872bce@xxxxxx
    Thanks for the suggestions but i had already tried all that and it's
    still gone.
    There isn't a mem usage column i can tick to have it displayed again

    Does the default on yours display mem loads in Kb's?
    Or in the 'abbreviated' format i'm seeing on mine as well


    On Mar 6, 2:11 am, "RalfG" <itsno...@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > Haven't seen either of those changes here. Anyway it should be a simple
    > matter to change the columns back to what you had, or display whatever
    > other
    > columns are available.
    >
    > Open Task manager, click View-Select Columns, then uncheck Memory-Commit
    > Size and put a check in Memory -Private Working Set (that was the default
    > on
    > mine) and/or Memory - Working set. You can enable whatever other columns
    > you
    > think might be useful to you.
    >
    > "Šark Angel" <flugrekor...@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >
    > news:77fbfd2f-5f02-47a1-ab1d-0eb5e679d2d9@xxxxxx
    >

    > >I cannot find Mem Usage in my task manager anymore when i try to
    > > select which columns to display, on the processes tab.
    > > For example, explorer.exe reports 31K and now it's Commit Size the
    > > column in place of Mem Usage.
    >

    > > I first noticed when all of a sudden it started reporting memory loads
    > > in K but not in Kb's as it always had
    > > Baffles me how it changed...i can only guess it was during a windows
    > > update as i always left it alone
    >

    > > Also on the performance tab it reports mem loads in MB's when it also
    > > used to do it in Kb's
    >

    > > Is there a way i can switch it back to the way it was?
    > > I always found it a lot more precise esp. for diagnosing memory leaks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Šark Angel Guest

    Re: Task Manager

    That's what mine should be displaying, Kb's
    Somehow that changed but i didn't modify anything prior to that

    The only thing i can think of is windows update
    I hope i can find a registry tweak to revert it


    On Mar 6, 2:43 am, "RalfG" <itsno...@xxxxxx> wrote:

    > Kb's. AFAIK Memory Working Set and Memory Private Working Set are the
    > memory usage columns. The latter one was what was being shown in my
    > taskmanger by default.
    >
    > According to Help, Memory - Working Set is total memory used by a process
    > (private and shareable) and Private Working Set is memory used by the
    > process that cannot be shared by other processes.
    >
    > "Šark Angel" <flugrekor...@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >
    > news:6fc6a192-7ffd-47e4-bbf1-ef081d872bce@xxxxxx
    > Thanks for the suggestions but i had already tried all that and it's
    > still gone.
    > There isn't a mem usage column i can tick to have it displayed again
    >
    > Does the default on yours display mem loads in Kb's?
    > Or in the 'abbreviated' format i'm seeing on mine as well
    >
    > On Mar 6, 2:11 am, "RalfG" <itsno...@xxxxxx> wrote:
    >

    > > Haven't seen either of those changes here. Anyway it should be a simple
    > > matter to change the columns back to what you had, or display whatever
    > > other
    > > columns are available.
    >

    > > Open Task manager, click View-Select Columns, then uncheck Memory-Commit
    > > Size and put a check in Memory -Private Working Set (that was the default
    > > on
    > > mine) and/or Memory - Working set. You can enable whatever other columns
    > > you
    > > think might be useful to you.
    >

    > > "Šark Angel" <flugrekor...@xxxxxx> wrote in message
    >

    > >news:77fbfd2f-5f02-47a1-ab1d-0eb5e679d2d9@xxxxxx
    >

    > > >I cannot find Mem Usage in my task manager anymore when i try to
    > > > select which columns to display, on the processes tab.
    > > > For example, explorer.exe reports 31K and now it's Commit Size the
    > > > column in place of Mem Usage.
    >

    > > > I first noticed when all of a sudden it started reporting memory loads
    > > > in K but not in Kb's as it always had
    > > > Baffles me how it changed...i can only guess it was during a windows
    > > > update as i always left it alone
    >

    > > > Also on the performance tab it reports mem loads in MB's when it also
    > > > used to do it in Kb's
    >

    > > > Is there a way i can switch it back to the way it was?
    > > > I always found it a lot more precise esp. for diagnosing memory leaks

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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