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Resource Monitor question...

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rwphilips

#1
Within Resource Monitor (from Task Manager) in the Memory area there
is an item called Hard Faults. What exactly does that mean??

thanks, Rich
 

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Brink

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#2
Within Resource Monitor (from Task Manager) in the Memory area there
is an item called Hard Faults. What exactly does that mean??

thanks, Rich
Hi Rich,

"The number of hard faults per minute currently resulting from the application instance.

A hard fault (also known as a page fault) occurs when the page of the referenced address is no longer in physical memory and has been swapped out or is available from a backing file on disk. It is not an error. However, a high number of hard faults may explain the slow response time of an application if it must continually read data back from disk rather than from physical memory."

In the Resoure Monitor, click on Help and type "hard Fault" (no quotes) in the Search tab. You will get more information on this and all the other items to.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
 

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rwphilips

#3
I have 2 gigs of memory and the resource monitor shows about 45%
used... I assume that includes all the background services also.

On Sun, 2 Dec 2007 00:26:11 -0600, brink
<brink.30yb46@xxxxxx-mx.forums.net> wrote:

>
>rwphilips;530643 Wrote:

>> Within Resource Monitor (from Task Manager) in the Memory area there
>> is an item called Hard Faults. What exactly does that mean??
>>
>> thanks, Rich
>
>Hi Rich,
>
>"The number of hard faults per minute currently resulting from the
>application instance.
>
>A hard fault (also known as a page fault) occurs when the page of the
>referenced address is no longer in physical memory and has been swapped
>out or is available from a backing file on disk. It is not an error.
>However, a high number of hard faults may explain the slow response time
>of an application if it must continually read data back from disk rather
>than from physical memory."
>
>In the Resoure Monitor, click on Help and type "hard Fault" (no quotes)
>in the Search tab. You will get more information on this and all the
>other items to.
>
>Hope this helps,
>Shawn
 

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Brink

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#4
I have 2 gigs of memory and the resource monitor shows about 45%
used... I assume that includes all the background services also.
Rich,

Yes, the background services will definitely use their share of memory. The biggest use of memory is Superfetch. It preloads data it thinks you will need next to help make things run faster. You can read more about Superfetch in this tutorial. See the related links to change what you want Superfetch to preload.

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/72293-superfetch-memory-prefetcher.html

My memory hovers around the 45% used mark too.

Shawn
 

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