Good idea, I've rearranged my to show the VM also.
My only concern is that I read something that indicated that watching the VM wasn't a good way to judge because this maintained the maximum size that has occurred. I might be mistaken, and it was actually referring to the PF usage on the performance tab, not the individual items.
The thing that gets me about watching the Virtual memory is that I've got 2Gb of ram, and even when things start to slow down it's showing more than 512MB used by the system cache. This says to me that either Windows is being a little odd about cache vs programs in memory, or VM isn't the key issue.
How does the "Paged Pool" and Virtual Memory amount compare? Should I be more concerned about something else, see table.
|Mem Usage+VM size ||Paged Pool||Application|
Which one is of more concern?
Is there something else to watch for in the system that can be indicative of an issue?
I suppose I was interested in something that warns, unlike this Why Reboot that is targeted to be used as a check when you're interested.
Maybe Process Tamer would be a better application to try to get this type of service from.
Regarding sys tray / startup I've been very happy with Startup Control Panel. http://www.mlin.net/StartupCPL.shtml
It checks to see if you want to allow programs to insert themselves anywhere in the multitude of startup methods. Also, it allows you to turn items off without deleting them. This is handy if you do want to start them occasionally, or might want to in the future. It seems like disabling instead of deleting also tends to make most programs believe the startup program is still there and doesn't try to install it again because you killed it last time.
Whoops, the stopping of new programs being loaded to the start routine is handled by a different program by the same author: http://www.mlin.net/StartupMonitor.shtml
, but the total file size between them is 100k.