Remotely Monitoring Windows Memory Usage
A lot of techies tend to suggest adding more memory to a computer when someone complains about the general slowliness of his system, but often, this won't solve the problem. Adding extra RAM to a machine when it doesn't really need is costly and pointless. Information Week has an interesting article that presents you with a few tools and techniques that should help you understand what is really happening with a system memory usage when it seems that everything is running slowly on it.
Obviously, being able to monitor and visualize actual memory consumption can yield a tremendous amount of insight into the actual utilization of your different systems. This leads to more informed conclusions about how to get the most bang for your memory dollars. While RAM may be cheap, it's not always needed, and adding more memory when it won't actually do anything is simply wasted time, money, and effort.
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