Virtual MEM usage vs what's set in windows


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I've my pagefile set to min and max 4096mb. Meaning to say, it is a static 4GB page file - it should not grow nor shrink.
However, in HWinfo, the VM committed is around 8000ish MB.

Anyone knows how I can make sense of this?


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Virtual memory is the sum of RAM and page file. Committed memory is a different thing entirely, memory that an application has requested from the OS, but that's not necessarily used completely by the application. An application might request 2 GiB of memory, but might use only 10% of that. The committed memory is then 2 GiB, but the used memory is only 10% of that.

See also this thread on the LTT forums: