TeakRAM?

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  1. HURST

    HURST Registered Member

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    Today's GAOTD.
    Is it worth it or another useless RAM optimizer?

     
  2. computer geek

    computer geek Registered Member

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    Freed up 5mb, I'm a bit suspiscious because once it installed, IE just popped out of no-where then showed me to a page with automatic scanning. Something like drivecleaner did to me...
     
  3. HURST

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    Ok thanks.... I think i'll pass
     
  4. Mrkvonic

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    Hello,
    There's no such thing as memory optimizer. A program that uses (more) memory to control memory ... Sounds like it goes against the second law of thermodynamics.
    Mrk
     
  5. Peter2150

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    Ah Mrk. Did you have to go and shatter the bubble.

    Pete
     
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    Not a believer myself for the very reason mentioned by Mrkvonic. How ever to be fair I guess Task Manager, or similar, should be used for before and after comparisons. Also to see how much memory the management utility is using versus how much it has actually freed up.
     
  7. HURST

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    Agree on that, have stoped believing in those programs many years ago.
    It were the other statements of what this program theoreticaly can do the ones that raised my attention.

     
  8. sukarof

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    If I recall right, the data from memory that is freed up doesnt vanish to thin air, they get swapped to the swap file and when you need access to whatever got thrown out of memory it takes much longer to load. So it is true that when you look with taskmanager it appears you have actually "freed" up memory.
     
  9. Fly

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    With RAM as cheap as it is, why would you try to manage your software a little more efficiently by installing software that would SUPPOSEDLY manage RAM better than Windows XP ?
     
  10. Franklin

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    Open taskmanager and note explorer's mem usage.

    Leave taskmanager open and open My Documents then minimize to tray and note explorer's mem usage now.;)

    Doesn't seem to work on Vista though.
     
  11. HURST

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    Incredible, from 18000 KB to just 3000 KB... I guess all the difference goes to swap file... or am I wrong?
     
  12. WSFuser

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    Seems to happen with other programs too.
     
  13. Franklin

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    Dunno o_O

    Note taskmanagers mem usage then minimize and bring it back up and same thing, using less than half of the mem.
     
  14. HURST

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    I once saw a tweak like that for firefox. Can't remember now, but changing a setting in about:config, did the same thing. Minimizing firefox made the used memory reduce a lot.
     
  15. WSFuser

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    Yup. The setting you need to add is "config.trim_on_minimize" and you set it to true.
     
  16. Huupi

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    Yes,interfering with the XP memory management do more harm then good,i stopped using these useless things because they really slowed down everything.
     
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