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    Check how much Ram a certain program is using

    Hey guys,

    Ive been undertaken by my boss to test out our own product on a machine. Basically he wants a RAM footprint (how much ram is currently being used for the program) which a setting off and then with the setting on so we can see how much RAM is being used with the setting on and vice versa.

    Is there a program I can use for this or do I phyisically have to check the processes etc etc.

    Help would be appreciated :P
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    what Operating System(s)?
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    XP ,

    Well does it really matter, unless you wanting to know this for the software you are going to suggest :P
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    Matter because of the tools to recommend (e.g. *unix or windows)

    For windows, you cant start by using the Windows Task Manager.
    From the menu select VIEW, SELECT COLUMNS.
    I usually select PID, Username, CPU, Memory Usage, Peak Memory Usage, Virtual Memory Size, Page Faults. This will show you your real memory use as well as virtual usage and swapping.

    What are you trying to accomplish by looking at the RAM usage? Just want to know or are there some specific objectives and/or constraints? If you are trying to tune/tweak, what is the program written in?

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    In windows I use perfmon
    with scheduled tasks.

    Run perfmon with your criteria then the AT Command to start and stop the program your testing.

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    Way to go Dino You'll make a sys admin one day

    Install the admin pack, select perfromance, right click on the graph area, select 'add counters', change the performance object to 'process', select the process for your bot of software in the right hand window, in the left had window select what you want to monitor (this URL will explin what each one is http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555223 ), sit back and watch the pretty pictures .

    You can log the output to a file too for later analysis - useful for when stress testing or similar.
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    If you just want a quick look you can also use Process Explorer. It's faster than setting up and using perfmon but it's only good for realtime analysis. For historical data and more counters, use perfmon.

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/s.../bb896653.aspx
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    Thanks For the reply guys. I have to check out our product on RAM usage with a setting on and off.

    They have done testing at passmark (think an OZ company) and they have released figures etc but the boss man wants it for internal purposes.
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    They have done testing at passmark (think an OZ company) and they have released figures etc but the boss man wants it for internal purposes.
    He doesn't like the truth, and wants you to lie?

    EDIT:

    This is the report:

    http://209.85.229.132/search?q=cache...ient=firefox-a
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    LOL Nihil , you are too good.

    Well basically he wants me to do testing for his "own" dilemma. Meh, thanks Nihil.
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