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Joined: September 1st, 2008, 1:36 pm

August 22nd, 2010, 6:48 pm #1

......... just a computer question:

Been playing with the "Task Manager / Performance" - wanted to see the CPU performance...
What is a "Kernel" ?
As in "Kernel Memory"? ... and what does it do?
Also there is so called "Commit charge" .... what is that ?

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August 22nd, 2010, 7:09 pm #2

Kernel is the name given to the smallest working part of a program. It was coined by a fellow named Korn who was one of the developers of UNIX...I guess it's a convenient and fun play on words as the smalleest part of a corn plant is the kernel

I'm not sure what 'Kernel Memory' is but my guess would be a bit of memory reserved just for the 'Kernel' program to run.

Did you mean 'Commit change'?

What OS are you running?


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August 22nd, 2010, 11:24 pm #3

..... of the actual screen just to show you what I have ...

Here is my "System Info"

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name SLK2001
System Manufacturer GATEWAY
System Model T5026
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 1 GenuineIntel ~3065 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Intel Corp. AG91510J.15A.0579.2004.1008.1003,

10/8/2004
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.5512

(xpsp.080413-2111)"
User Name SLK2001\Owner
Time Zone Eastern Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 271.90 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 1.20 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys


BTW, how do you do a "Screen print" - where you can save what you see on the screen?


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August 22nd, 2010, 11:44 pm #4

open Word or Word Pad and paste.

Or, sometimes you can just hilight the text on the screen, do 'copy' and past it into a word document.

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August 23rd, 2010, 2:56 am #5

......ok, I did that in the WordPad but can`t upload it to "PhotoBucket"..... it says: RTF files are not an allowed image type...

I can email it to you...

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August 23rd, 2010, 3:28 am #6

I got your e-mail but I don't know what that 'Commit Charge' thing is.
Try using 'Help' to see if that sheds any light.

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August 23rd, 2010, 3:34 am #7



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August 23rd, 2010, 3:36 am #8

......english please ??? What did you mean by "maximum potential pagefile usage" ?

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August 23rd, 2010, 3:47 am #9

In computing, commit charge is a term used in Microsoft Windows operating systems to describe the total amount of virtual address space for which the backing store is the pagefile. It may be thought of as the maximum potential pagefile usage.
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commit_charge

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