Do you use any memory cleaner software?

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Do you use any memory cleaner software?

  1. Yes, CleanMem

    16 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. Yes, other (specify on thread)

    3 vote(s)
    3.8%
  3. No, they are useless

    46 vote(s)
    57.5%
  4. No, even CleanMem is useless

    15 vote(s)
    18.8%
  1. guest

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    Many people find this class of software to be useless and seriously performance degrading. But I found this little freeware PcWinTech CleanMem (not to be confused with the old Microsoft Clearmem), and its developer defended it very well, claiming that it has some important differences from other memory cleaners/optimizers/defragmenters. In my tests, I found it to be really very effective.

    Download site: http://www.pcwintech.com/node/145

     
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  2. icr

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    Never used any. Feels useless to use any too:cautious:
     
  3. Threedog

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    With the older Windows (95 & 98....Me was useless at any rate) they may have helped a little but I don't feel they would do anything for todays operating systems.
     
  4. nikanthpromod

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    useless tool running in the background.:cautious:
     
  5. majoMo

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    The interesting is: CleanMem doesn't run in background. :cool:
     
  6. YeOldeStonecat

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    Tried some of them way back in the early Win9X days..when we ran Win95 on 16 -32 megs of RAM, some programs created memory leaks. Either run one of these tools, or reboot...either way worked fine.

    But since 2K came out, with NT and its superior memory management, no need to use these tools.
     
  7. nikanthpromod

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    MBAM flagged it as trojan dropper.:doubt: might be a FP
     
  8. majoMo

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    If flagged, YES it's a false positive ~ VirusTotal link removed per Policy ~.
     
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  9. guest

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    In the past I learned too that those memory (swapping :thumbd: ) cleaners are totally useless. - That said I am trying out cleanmem now and so far I 'feel' at least no disimprovement, that is something I can't say about all those programs ... and so maybe it's a keeper, especially useful of course with older hardware (less RAM, slow hdd) I guess - Thx for the hint. ;)
     
  10. the Tester

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    I used to like memory cleaners when I had very little RAM on XP Home.
    If you have a decent amount of RAM, you shouldn't need a memory releaser.
    That's my 2 cents worth anyway.;)
     
  11. culla

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    ccleaner
     
  12. Noob

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    CCleaner is not a memory cleaner xD
    CCleaner is more like to gain hdd space and clean unused files

    I voted NO, but i don't think they're useless, i just don't use them :D
     
  13. subhrobhandari

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    None, all seem useless to me. Just personal thought xD.
     
  14. rdsu

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    CleanMem is great!
     
  15. Pieter_Arntz

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    I reboot now and then. That feels safer. ;)
     
  16. dawgg

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    Neve used memory cleaner software, like Pieter, I just restart if its running like crap... I only really need to do after the system has been running heavy processes for hours-on-end such as video editing/encoding software.
     
  17. Nebulus

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    Memory cleaners are totally useless, so I never used one and I will never use one.
     
  18. Aaron Here

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    Before trying Cleanmem I also believed that memory boosters/optimizers were nothing short of 'snake-oil' and in some instances they could even reduce performance by needless swapping to the page-file. Cleanmem is different than the others. It is extremely simple and non-intrusive in operation. It uses Windows task scheduler and runs for a few seconds every 30 min (default setting), or more frequently if desired.

    Although my WinXP laptop has 1GB RAM it gives up some of that for the video processor and some of my apps actually 'leak memory'! If you have ample physical memory you won't likely see any improvement from Cleanmem, but I've definitely seen a performance improvement on my old laptop since installing it (where I have it set to run every 10 minutes). :thumb:
     
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  19. guest

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    As I said I once believed the same nonsense. That ALL (!) memory cleaners were crap etc. (99 %, yes!). But you know at least I am curious and try things out before posting bs like other people. ;)

    Yesterday I installed cleanmem and process lasso on a 1.4 GHz celeron single core laptop with I believe 768 MB RAM. - Day and night. I thought I had just made CPU and RAM upgrade. Wow!

    So thanks again for this nice tip(s) I got here. Sometimes it really is rewarded trusting recommendations of others. Nice. ;)
     
  20. TairikuOkami

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    Useless junk these days, I have 8GB and I mostly use 2GB, barely 4GB, I actually never find a use of 8GB, so I would not find it usefull anyway. :rolleyes:
     
  21. shakethebabyass

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    I use the ones that come with my several different system utilities. System Mechanic and TuneUp utilities seem to be my faves.
     
  22. Windchild

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    No, I don't. 64-bit operating systems allow you to conveniently make use of so much RAM, without any hacks, that there would be no need for memory cleaner software even if they worked, which they in reality mostly don't.
     
  23. ameyap

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    voted no the 3rd option cause can't really comment on cleanmem. will give it a try and see if its worth it. till then my opinion is tht memory cleaners are useless
     
  24. PJC

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    No, I don't! I believe they do Nothing; especially in Windows 7!
     
  25. J_L

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    CleanMem, it works and doesn't slow down my computer in any ways.
    Isn't necessary, but there's no downside to it (if you actually tried it of course, with proper memory monitoring). Pagefile is not affected.

    Very light, and highly recommended to those who have low RAM.

    Get over your prejudice thinking people!
     
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