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Posted Wednesday, February 20, 2013 9:51 AM


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Sql production box has 108 GB RAM i allocated Max memory 100 GB for sql server ,in task manager i see 106 GB Used i.e 98% of memory ,My question is when we allocate max memory to sql server it will allocate or sql server request memory when it required and leave the memory to OS.But i see sql server is not taking memory when it required it is locking the memory what it was allocated. please let me know

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Posted Wednesday, February 20, 2013 10:16 AM



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Don't use Task Manager to check SQL Server's memory, it can display completely incorrect (far too low) values.

Perfmon counter - Total Server Memory.

Gail Shaw
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