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  • loureed4
    loureed4
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    #166171

    Hello,

    I am not sure that this is happening to me because I am a non-native English speaker, but I am failing to understand what “committed memory” is.

    In my case, the Virtual machine has 2 GB RAM allocated but the committed memory is 4.5 GB . Is that what the machine is asking for, 4.5 GB RAM ?

    I attach an image.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Ossian
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    #191150

    It is the total memory (physical and virtual) allocated to the computer

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    shefi
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    #379977

    Thanks Ossian.

    ​Yet, the host has a total of 8 GB RAM, and I allocated only 2 GB for this virtual machine. I still don’t understand it.

    Thanks once more! :)

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    Ossian
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    #191151

    Use :google: (other search engines exist) to read up on virtual memory and page files – it is using drive space to simulate extra memory

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    shefi
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    #379980

    I don’t mean to be rude here Ossian but if one is always asked to use a search engine, what is the point of an IT forum?.

    Well, I guess it is for asking advanced question, which otherwise are difficult to be solved. I apologize, if it is so. :)

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    Ossian
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    #191156

    (sigh)… I gave you the one line explanation that virtual memory is making use of disk drive space to pretend the computer has more memory than it actually has, but there is a lot more to it, hence the suggestion to refer to other sources. I am not sure what more you want

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    shefi
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    #379981

    Sorry if I bothered you. I didn’t mean to. You are REALLY helpful here. I apologize.

    #391551

    Google is my best friend!!!

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