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    memory maintainer

    i would want to know the good utility or prg to maintain and perform my memory, naturally maintain the best performance when variuos other are in activity....
    In effect i have only 256mb ram memory...

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    Re: memory maintainer

    Sal,
    If you are running Win XP, most think that memory managers won't do much for you, since it doesn't hang onto memory like older Windows versions or DOS did.

    However, if you want to try a decent program on a trial basis, you can download this and give it whirl.
    If it helps, fine, if not you won't lose anything.

    Get it at: MEM TURBO
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    Re: memory maintainer

    Memory managers are a waste of time and money. Don't bother with it.

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    Re: memory maintainer

    Joe,
    That's about what I said, only in a gentler way. <img src=/S/frank.gif border=0 alt=frank width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Re: memory maintainer

    i would imagine that the cost of the program is comparable to the cost of a new stick of memory?
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    Re: memory maintainer

    Well, my XP system has 1Gb of RAM and it *still* gradually runs out of memory! I keep Memturbo running the background so I can see when the memory gets low, then I run it manually to recover.

    The only thing I would say is don't set it to auto-recover your memory - it hogs the entire machine while it's doing so and if you have other things actively running at the time it takes quite a while. Keep it set to manual, then tell it to 'run now' at a quiet (convenient) moment - then it's fine.

    I don't consider it to be a waste of time or money at all!
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    Re: memory maintainer

    tks for suggestion, i work with win2000 prof....

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    Re: memory maintainer

    What do you mean by 'runs out of memory'? Are you getting errors? You should read this The Memory-Optimization Hoax. The author is a recognized expert (and I do not use this term loosely) on Windows operating system internals.

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    Re: memory maintainer

    I think that two or three major programs would completely use up 1GB of memory if given the choice. I think you always will find some use of virtual memory if you are a heavy multi-tasker. While it is preferable to have as little disk access as possible, I'm not sure I would want to try to override Windows' normal handling of memory (unless the add-on software could demonstrate that it is much smarter about the problem than Windows itself).

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    Re: memory maintainer

    Given the relatively cheap price for memory I'd think that the upgrade route would be easier. <img src=/S/anigrin.gif border=0 alt=anigrin width=19 height=19> BTW, does this happen only with FF or IE? Generally, I don't notice this at home running IE & Outlook XP on a 512 MB system. Could it be that the 'darling' of the tech press has a memory leak?

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    Re: memory maintainer

    No leaks required -- I tend to be using both browsers (several windows and/or tabs), Adobe Reader, Outlook, Word, our Document Management System, a couple of Windows accessories (e.g., Paint, Notepad, Wordpad, Calc), and a VBE window, all at the same time. Windows thinks it's helping by giving priority to the currently active program, but the moment the phone rings, I'm into Word and Outlook and would like an instant response. If I could tell Windows not to page them out, that would be great.

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    Re: memory maintainer

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by jscher2000 on 06-Oct-05 21:29. Fixed italics tag error.)</P>That's a very interesting article. I would actually wish for a different type of memory manager: one which could prevent Windows from re-allocating, say, Outlook memory while I am running around surfing the web, so I could avoid that 5-second reload when I switch back to Outlook. There probably is a built-in way to do this by setting some kind of priority on the application's initial memory allocation requests.... Or maybe I should just upgrade from 512MB to 1GB. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: memory maintainer

    Nice article Joe, thanks for posting.

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    Re: memory maintainer

    I'm pretty sure that the only way not to page stuff is more memory. Outside of core OS functions everything is eligible to be paged. You could always have a second PC with just Word & Outlook running. <img src=/S/yikes.gif border=0 alt=yikes width=15 height=15> <img src=/S/evilgrin.gif border=0 alt=evilgrin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: memory maintainer

    If you really want to stop a process from paging, then you can adjust the size of its working set.

    Are you feeling brave?

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