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Windows 7: RAM Defrag tool


02 Oct 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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Something doesn't look right here. This is what mine shows
mine 'looks' fine. I see nothing that yours has that mine doesn't
except I have a triple core and 2GB more ram

I haven't disabled my page file...and that's not really relevant. this is about the physical ram
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Up time 35 days?
awesome right?
and I know a restart will trash the ram and it'll look a lot different
that was one of my first points.
I just want a tool that allows recovery of any ram that's no longer actually in use...as obviously I'm not using ~5GB of ram...but yet windows / my pc seems to show that I am
I'm not sure if this is due to programs not properly clearing out the ram when they are closed or what


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02 Oct 2010   #12
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Or instead of looking for a band-aid you could try and figure out which program is causing the problem and check for updates or an alternative.

If you want to try and figure out what is causing it start with this,

Process Explorer

provides more info than Windows own tools.
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02 Oct 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

what if it's something I can't replace, or it's multiple applications, or just windows itself?
I keep most of my stuff up to date if possible. I know firefox sometimes has some leak issues...but I don't know if that's the same as it not removing memory it has allocated for itself. and I'm not giving up my firefox =)

I don't think that software will be of any use. it's only going to tell me about currently opened processed....dlls they have loaded and so forth.
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04 Oct 2010   #14

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

for anyone else that this may be helpful too:
it seems the main program responsible for over allocating all my RAM was the windows indexer
I rebooted and decided to kill some processes prior to see if any of them were the culprits
upon killing it my RAM use dropped about 1.5GB - 2GB even though task manager reported it as using only 100MB or so
this was undoubtedly related to me rebuilding the index database earlier that day (I guess indexing ~2million items takes a good chunk of RAM =P)
it'd still be nice to have a RAM defrag / scrubber for situations where (closed or open) applications unnecessarily still have allocated space though. so if anyone knows of anything, let me know
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04 Oct 2010   #15

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

It looks to me you just have to many things running at the same time. Winamp, several browsers, ect. Your ram and Windows 7 looks like it is working properly you just have a lot of things open all at one time.
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05 Oct 2010   #16

XP Pro and Windows7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacaveli420 View Post
so if anyone knows of anything, let me know
CleanMem v.1.5.1 | PcWinTech.com

If the problem is that processes are holding on to RAM, this works quite well.
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07 Oct 2010   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

thnx for the reply Johnson, will check that out!
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07 Oct 2010   #18

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Johnson View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacaveli420 View Post
so if anyone knows of anything, let me know
CleanMem v.1.5.1 | PcWinTech.com

If the problem is that processes are holding on to RAM, this works quite well.
For full benefit, Right click and select Run as administrator.
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08 Oct 2010   #19

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacaveli420 View Post
thnx for the reply Johnson, will check that out!
This program was mentioned on another board. Apparently it works by enumerating running process and calling EmptyWorkingSet() API call on each process.

A better solution may be to set Superfetch to cache only boot files by setting
EnablePrefetcher and EnableSuperfetch registry keys to 2.

See this link and my comment at the bottom:

Change SuperFetch to Only Cache System Boot Files in Vista - How-To Geek
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09 Oct 2010   #20

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 Bit, Windows Developer Preview, Linux Mint 9 Gnome 32 Bit
 
 

Well if there are still a lot of free RAM space, let Windows take care of it. If you feel you are getting a little bit low on free memory, close any programs that are not in use or consuming a lot of resources. Doing a quick Goggle search will make a lot of results.

I have used RAM cleaners. Apparently, if you have cleared too much RAM, your PC might hang for a while.
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