Question About the Resource Monitor

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Ra1d, Aug 28, 2009.

  1. Ra1d

    Ra1d MDL Novice

    Aug 26, 2009
    I'm a bit noob in this stuff,but it's been bothering me for a whole day now when i noticed it.

    In the Memory Tab.

    You can see the "Physical Memory" usage.

    I assume it's my RAM.

    I have 2 GB Installed
    It shows that 700 is in use,almost 600 in standby(and keeps increasing) and about 700 free.

    How does it work,and what is this "Standby" thing,shouldn't the remaining memory be in "Free" ??
  2. Cim

    Cim MDL Novice

    Jul 27, 2009
    The_Spider, the Resource Monitor is not the same as the task manager.

    Anyway, I think (don't know for sure) that's the "SuperFetch" feature. Basically it uses your memory that's not in use to cache applications you use frequently. This should make applications start up a lot quicker as they are already in RAM when you want them.