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Posted - 2014-12-23 : 23:56:48

I am using SQL Server 2005 Standard Edition on Windows Server 2003 64 bit environment. My problem is memory utilization is go to maximum and therefore the server performance is going down. Once I restart the SQL server service it is reducing but it again starts to increase the memory utilization gradually. Please help me to settle this issue permanently.

My thanks,


Aged Yak Warrior

737 Posts

Posted - 2014-12-24 : 00:47:28
have you configured max memory setting for sql server?

Javeed Ahmed
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Almighty SQL Goddess

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Posted - 2014-12-24 : 10:32:27
SQL Server is a memory hog. If this is a dedicated server for SQL Server, set the maximum memory setting to a value that gives the OS and other processes 2-8GB. How much memory do you have on the server? Is it a dedicated box for SQL Server?

Tara Kizer
SQL Server MVP since 2007
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