Please start any new threads on our new site at We've got lots of great SQL Server experts to answer whatever question you can come up with.

Our new SQL Server Forums are live! Come on over! We've restricted the ability to create new threads on these forums.

SQL Server Forums
Profile | Active Topics | Members | Search | Forum FAQ
Save Password
Forgot your Password?

 All Forums
 General SQL Server Forums
 New to SQL Server Administration
 SQl max memory vs task manager
 Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Author Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  

Starting Member

4 Posts

Posted - 02/20/2013 :  11:54:39  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
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

Almighty SQL Goddess

38200 Posts

Posted - 02/20/2013 :  15:23:28  Show Profile  Visit tkizer's Homepage  Reply with Quote
SQL Server is a memory hog. It'll eventually use up all that it can, up to the max memory setting. It can release some if required, but you'll almost always see it using the max.

Tara Kizer
Microsoft MVP for Windows Server System - SQL Server

Subscribe to my blog
Go to Top of Page
  Previous Topic Topic Next Topic  
 Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly
Jump To:
SQL Server Forums © 2000-2009 SQLTeam Publishing, LLC Go To Top Of Page
This page was generated in 0.05 seconds. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000