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Old 03-12-01, 09:50 PM
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Obviously some programs are so poorly written that they grab part of your computers memory and never let it go, even after you close the program.

Is there anyway to get this memory back without rebooting altogether? It's irritating to reboot every day.
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memturbo is a great program for this.
http://softseek.zdnet.com/Utilities/...902_index.html

I am sure that cnet probably has a bunch of software that does this also
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Well, I have been having problems lately with my computer giving me 'out of memory' errors. I have not yet figured out the cause of the problems, but I have found that a freeware program called RAMBooster is useful in recovering some memory. It forces your system to write some data to the swap file and then frees up your physical memory.

You can read users input and download the program here:

http://download.cnet.com/downloads/0...st-7-1.1400043

By the way, RAMBooster has 1,900 user comments with 95% positive.
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keb,
So you are still having those problems. I guess additional ram is the best bet if nothing we suggested helped at all.
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Yes, I still am having some problems. I stripped everything that wasn't 100% necessary from the msconfig startup box and it sems to have improved quite a bit. I find with RAMBooster it delays the crash considerably. And at the very least, when I do eventually get the 'out of memory' errors, I can free up a little RAM and then I can use the Windows shutdown procedure instead of just having to press the reset button all the time.

I know RAMBooster is nothing more than a patch, but it definitely helps my situation.
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Originally posted by keb
Yes, I still am having some problems. I stripped everything that wasn't 100% necessary from the msconfig startup box and it sems to have improved quite a bit. I find with RAMBooster it delays the crash considerably. And at the very least, when I do eventually get the 'out of memory' errors, I can free up a little RAM and then I can use the Windows shutdown procedure instead of just having to press the reset button all the time.

I know RAMBooster is nothing more than a patch, but it definitely helps my situation.
There must be some sort of memory leak going on with one of the programs. have you tried using the Norton firewall program and not zonealarm- if you do this does this solve the problem. The reason i ask is that a friend mentioned he was having memory problems and it turns out he is running zonealarm also.

I know not exactly scientific but you never know.

He just would rather use memturbo because he likes zonealarm. I wanted him to test it for me but he is unsure since he has no other firewall program and is on a cable modem so does not want to be without any firewall to test the memory issue.


Sorry if this seems like a thread highjack- I just wanted to throw out some more suggestions at keb

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I have some friends at school that use RamPage. I haven't tried it because it doesn't do any good for Win2K users.
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I've used memturbo and that did nothing for me. I got rid of it because I got tired of it stalling my system for 20 sec at a time every half hour.
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RAMBooster only takes a couple of seconds to recover RAM on my system. I don't notice much decrease in performance at all.
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I downloaded the RamBooster program and it works well. From the program I also dicscovered something disturbing. My CPU usage is always at 100% even just after startup, with minimal stuff running in the background. Any ideas why the CPU is always maxed?
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Originally posted by Dr_Evil
I downloaded the RamBooster program and it works well. From the program I also dicscovered something disturbing. My CPU usage is always at 100% even just after startup, with minimal stuff running in the background. Any ideas why the CPU is always maxed?
what would be the minimal stuff? not something like Rain or...? that would do it

you could test by running rambooster and then closing things down one by one and see which one dramatically drops the cpu usage

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Well I found it's a file called Wsflr32 i go from 100% to 3% once i kill it. Any idea what this does?

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Nevermind i foundout what the file is. Some corporate software from the summer. Works good now, thanks for the help.

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