Windows 7: Listed process uses up less memory than stated in task mgr RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello,

    I've been having some memory issues as of late (memtest revealed faulty RAM) and had some instances where all the task listed in the task mgr seemed to use only around 700MB of memory but task mgr was stating that about 2.5GB of memory was being used.

    Initially I thought it was because of the bad pair of RAMs (now swapped with new ones that passed memtest) but the problem persists.

    Does anybody have an insight as to what might be going on?


    Oh and just to mention I have seen the memory drop to around 1GB at times while the computer was not being actively engaged by me. This leads me to believe it's some sort of a memory leak but I should be able to see this on the task mgr no? Also I don't use FF I used chrome.


    Thank you!

    Monday, December 5, 2011 9:27 PM