Task Manager - Memory Compression Process?


  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 64bit
       #1

    Task Manager - Memory Compression Process?


    Hello,

    In my main system I have a process going that I don't understand. I have 2 computers sitting side by side and when I located this anomaly in my main system, I checked my 2nd system and it showed a different set of information.
    I will post the screen snaps here below of each.

    This first one is from my main computer I use continuously.
    This image shows what seems to be nothing going on with the Memory Compression and I wonder why it is even in the task listings.
    Task Manager - Memory Compression Process?-animation2.gif
    Task Manager - Memory Compression Process?-animation4.gif

    This second one is my Security Surveillance system running 24/7
    It definitely shows a different set of memory numbers on this image of the Memory Compression. Much more then the above image.
    Task Manager - Memory Compression Process?-animation1.gif
    Task Manager - Memory Compression Process?-animation3.gif


    Do I need this listing in my system. In the main system task it looks like it is doing nothing, yet in my security system computer, it has much more information given. What does this task do for the computer?

    Thanks for your time
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #2

    The second one looks normal. What is does is compresses memory before (or instead of) writing to disk.

    memory - Windows 10, process taking massive amounts of RAM - Super User

    I don't know that Process Manager Software you are using. Why is the first one got a picture of a folder though and the second (working one) doesn't? Are both on same version of Windows?
      My Computer


  3. Posts : 1,249
    Windows 10 Pro
       #3

    Are both computers running with an elevated admin account? If not there will be much information you will not have access to.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 3,257
    Windows 10 Pro
       #4

    The memory compression process runs all the time. How much work it does varies, based on how much memory you have in the computer, how much load you put on it, how long it's uptime is, etc...

    What are the system specs of each computer? How long do you keep each computer up? My guess is that your security system is up 24x7, but your personal system may get shut down routinely. If that's the case, then the statistics are possibly from months of uptime, while your person system may just be from a day or so.
      My Computer


  5. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    lx07 said:
    The second one looks normal. What is does is compresses memory before (or instead of) writing to disk.

    memory - Windows 10, process taking massive amounts of RAM - Super User

    I don't know that Process Manager Software you are using. Why is the first one got a picture of a folder though and the second (working one) doesn't? Are both on same version of Windows?
    I am using Windows 10 software only on both systems and no memory software of any kind besides what Windows 10 comes with. Also, I think that looks like a folder because of the highlighted color is over it.
      My Computer


  6. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    LMiller7 said:
    Are both computers running with an elevated admin account? If not there will be much information you will not have access to.
    I run with elevated Admin under my user name. I don't like having to ask permissions each time I do something on these computers. :)
      My Computer


  7. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #7

    Mystere said:
    The memory compression process runs all the time. How much work it does varies, based on how much memory you have in the computer, how much load you put on it, how long it's uptime is, etc...

    What are the system specs of each computer? How long do you keep each computer up? My guess is that your security system is up 24x7, but your personal system may get shut down routinely. If that's the case, then the statistics are possibly from months of uptime, while your person system may just be from a day or so.
    Actually, I run them both full time, but my user system will be put to sleep sometimes, but power wise I leave it on continuously.

    This is my main or user system Specs.

    OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
    Version 10.0.14393 Build 14393
    Other OS Description Not Available
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name HOTLOAD
    System Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    System Model To be filled by O.E.M.
    System Type x64-based PC
    System SKU To be filled by O.E.M.
    Processor AMD FX(tm)-8350 Eight-Core Processor, 4420 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. F3, 5/28/2015
    SMBIOS Version 2.7
    Embedded Controller Version 255.255
    BIOS Mode UEFI
    BaseBoard Manufacturer Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd.
    BaseBoard Model Not Available
    BaseBoard Name Base Board
    Platform Role Desktop
    Secure Boot State Off
    PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
    System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume5
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.14393.206"
    User Name HOTLOAD\Bradmph
    Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB
    Total Physical Memory 16.0 GB
    Available Physical Memory 12.4 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 32.0 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 28.2 GB
    Page File Space 16.0 GB
    Page File E:\pagefile.sys
    Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
    Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
    Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware Yes
    Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes


    This is my Security System Specs

    OS Name Microsoft Windows 10 Pro
    Version 10.0.14393 Build 14393
    Other OS Description Not Available
    OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
    System Name SECURITY
    System Manufacturer MSI
    System Model MS-7693
    System Type x64-based PC
    System SKU To be filled by O.E.M.
    Processor AMD FX(tm)-4100 Quad-Core Processor, 4180 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)
    BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. V2.8, 1/8/2016
    SMBIOS Version 2.7
    Embedded Controller Version 255.255
    BIOS Mode Legacy
    BaseBoard Manufacturer MSI
    BaseBoard Model Not Available
    BaseBoard Name Base Board
    Platform Role Desktop
    Secure Boot State Unsupported
    PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible
    Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
    System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
    Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
    Locale United States
    Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "10.0.14393.206"
    User Name SECURITY\Brad
    Time Zone Pacific Daylight Time
    Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB
    Total Physical Memory 16.0 GB
    Available Physical Memory 13.7 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 16.0 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 13.3 GB
    Page File Space 96.0 MB
    Page File C:\pagefile.sys
    Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
    Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
    Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware Yes
    Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes
      My Computer


  8. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 64bit
    Thread Starter
       #8

    lx07 said:
    The second one looks normal. What is does is compresses memory before (or instead of) writing to disk.

    memory - Windows 10, process taking massive amounts of RAM - Super User

    I don't know that Process Manager Software you are using. Why is the first one got a picture of a folder though and the second (working one) doesn't? Are both on same version of Windows?

    I'm Sorry, I forgot I was using Windows 10 Manager Version 2.07 for the information I posted.
    I also decided to run the memory compression check again and strangely I am getting some numbers from it on my user computer system. Here are the results that showed up.
    Task Manager - Memory Compression Process?-animation1.gif
    So, I guess the system is using the compression as it should since now there are some numbers being listed.
      My Computer


 

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