(This is a continuation of do indexes consume memory)
A fellow database developer believes we are having memory issues. He has seen increased run times in some standard queries - going from under 10 seconds to about two and a half minutes. He looked at Task Manager on the server and found high memory usage and now wants to take some of the memory currently allocated to the OS and free it up for SQL Server.
We are on SQL Server 2008, a 64-bit machine, AWE is not enabled, minimum 4096 MB, max 10240 MB.
I found Brent Ozar's A Sysadmin’s Guide to Microsoft SQL Server Memory which indicates Task Manager is not reliable. I have also found that our Page Life Expectancy is not indicating memory pressure. (Checked via Pinal Dave's query.)
Where else should I look? What else should I check? I'd like to report back to the database developer to either confirm his suspicions or prove them incorrect.
EDIT: modified my actual question. I appreciate, and agree, that these queries are overwhelming more likely slower for reasons other than memory problems. I am in a situation, however, that I need to prove memory is not the culprit across the board. That is, proving that a handful of queries are slower for other reasons won't accomplish my task. I'd like to understand where I can get such information and what metrics I should check.