Explanation Committed Memory Windows 2012


  • Hi All,

    I am confused in the readouts I have using the Task Manager in Windows 2012. 

    here is my situation:

    I have a VM running on VMWARE (sorry guys). This VM is setup with 8GB of physical RAM. The Pagefile is left on Automatic. In the Task Manager I see that 6,6GB is in use and 1,4 is Available (which makes sense). But the Committed value is 5,4GB/10,5 GB 

    So my question is what does this mean? 

    I always assumed Committed = Total Memory assigned. (physical + virtual) but this doesn't add up to the 6,6GB in use. 

    Any help is appreciated 

    Kind regards,


    Monday, June 24, 2013 3:13 PM