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Managing Memory

You can optimize yoursystem performance with memory management. (Don't worry, not all memory problems are solved by acquiring more memory.) In this section, you learn how to manage the memory you already have in Windows NT Workstation. This section starts with a brief overview of how memory is managed internally in Windows NT Workstation. Following the overview, practical instruction and guidance are given for changing the memory configuration of your Windows NT Workstation. This section also provides hints for when you may need to manage the memory in your Windows NT Workstation.

Understanding Memory

The available memory resources are comprised of the RAM installed on your system, plus some amount of your hard disk space. The memory in Windows NT Workstation is managed by the Virtual Memory Manager (VMM). The VMM works in a triage mode, identifying requirements for memory among applications and processes, and dispensing the memory as it sees fit to the applications.


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