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Memory leakage

by chloesdad / November 15, 2004 12:50 AM PST

There are a ton of utilities out there to fix the memory leakage problem. I know of Dramatic, freemem pro, and many others.

Which ones do people and CNET recommend?



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Re: Memory leakage, but what app is doing it?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 15, 2004 1:04 AM PST
In reply to: Memory leakage

Given the Task Manager and even the tasklist command line tool you can get a reading on what application is eating memory and end it as well as report it to its maker.

Tell what you mean by " fix the memory leakage problem."


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Re: Memory leakage
by chloesdad / November 18, 2004 2:43 AM PST
In reply to: Memory leakage

no specific program, but when I used "Dramatic" software in a free trial it showed I had a general memory leakage problem. That is, when I closed up programs I did not always recover all the memory and eventually the system would freeze even tho I should have had the resources.

There are a number of programs I see here and at other sites that say they will "fix" this problem.

I generally only run a few programs: IE Explorer 6.0 or Mozilla 1.0, MS Works, Outlook Express and lately System Suite 5.0. In the background I've got Zone Alarm, AVG anti-virus as my main programs (tho I should probably get rid of AVG since I have System Suite.)


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Don't be suckered into that trap.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 18, 2004 4:49 AM PST
In reply to: Re: Memory leakage

There are memory articles at that explain that Windows will use every scrap of memory even if it seems to be a trivial one. Some "experts" are still flogging programs that "free memory" and let me be blunt that such might have been a good idea in 1995, today the rules have changed.

Get learned or get burned.


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