Evaluating Memory and Cache Usage
Use the Performance console and other Microsoft® Windows® 2000 tools to assess available memory and to observe the effects of a memory shortage, a common cause of poor computer performance. Examine the effectiveness of the file system cache — an area of physical memory where recently used data read from or written to the disk is mapped for quick access. In addition, use Windows 2000 tools to investigate memory problems caused by applications that have not been optimized.
For general information about performance monitoring, see "Overview of Performance Monitoring" in this book.
For information about developer tools see the Microsoft Windows 2000 Resource Kit companion CD, or see the MSDN link on the Web Resources page at http://windows.microsoft.com/windows2000/reskit/webresources .