High Page/sec with decreasing Available Memory

Discussion in 'Windows Server' started by Dabwang4363, Oct 13, 2008.

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    Dabwang4363 Guest

    Hi all, we have a server that seems to be paging quite a bit. when i look at
    the performance counters pages/sec shoots up and Available memory falls for
    30-60 seconds and then returns to normal.

    can some one describe what this might mean?


    Dabwang4363, Oct 13, 2008
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    Alwin Guest

    There is a task that consumes memory, obviously a lot of memory, and
    releases it. This memory hog thing either works cyclically, or eats
    memory until it crashes and gets restarted by some automatism.

    To find the culprit, either use perfmon.msc to monitor individual
    processes, or use simply task manager, open the "processes" tab, click
    on the header of the "memory" column (at the far right, sometimes you
    need to enlarge the task manager window so it gets visible) to sort
    processes by memory consumption, and then watch the display. Your
    memory eater cyclically should appear and climb to the top of the list
    every 30-60 seconds.

    Alwin, Oct 15, 2008
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