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Windows 7: RAM Defrag tool

10 Oct 2010   #31
pacaveli420

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 


not 578.040 KB
578,040 KB

craney5 you can shut off page file in system properties
run sysdm.cpl
advanced
performance settings
advanced
change
uncheck the auto option at the top and you can shut it off
generally 7 is smart enough to use ram and page file when necessary though
I shut off paging in XP because it wasn't....but I've left it alone on 7


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10 Oct 2010   #32
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

It appears that you have made a good improvement, glad to see that. After using it that way for a while let us know the ups and downs.
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10 Oct 2010   #33
pacaveli420

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

that is with no changes...that's why I said it's without the cleanmem
the only change was I rebooted, which cleared the indexing issue

usually after I run cleanmem it'll drop my ram use down to about 2.5-3GB
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11 Oct 2010   #34
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacaveli420 View Post
that is with no changes...that's why I said it's without the cleanmem
the only change was I rebooted, which cleared the indexing issue

usually after I run cleanmem it'll drop my ram use down to about 2.5-3GB
Superfetch set to only cache boot files:

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11 Oct 2010   #35
craney5

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacaveli420 View Post

not 578.040 KB
578,040 KB

craney5 you can shut off page file in system properties
run sysdm.cpl
advanced
performance settings
advanced
change
uncheck the auto option at the top and you can shut it off
generally 7 is smart enough to use ram and page file when necessary though
I shut off paging in XP because it wasn't....but I've left it alone on 7

Thanks for that mate, When you set your own page file size in windows is there a "general rule of thumb" to how big this page file should be compared to how much RAM you have installed?

Thanks again
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11 Oct 2010   #36
pacaveli420

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Superfetch set to only cache boot files:

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interesting. is that just with windows running? or with your usual stuff open?
as someone else was saying though....free ram is kinda useless.
and I never really run out (except when something leaks a bunch or indexing allocates 2GB to itself =P)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by craney5 View Post
Thanks for that mate, When you set your own page file size in windows is there a "general rule of thumb" to how big this page file should be compared to how much RAM you have installed?

Thanks again
my general rule of thumb is to let windows (if win 7) manage it. that way it can increase it if larger is needed =P. windows currently has mine set to 6GB right now, matching my ram. in older days a rule I heard a lot was 1.5x as much ram as you have....but that's kinda a stupid rule. if you had a PC with only 128MB you'd need to have a bigger page file to offset that. otherwise you couldn't open much. you'll want it to be a decent size....but not be taking up too much space on your hdd (if you have limited space).
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11 Oct 2010   #37
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacaveli420 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
Superfetch set to only cache boot files:

Attachment 103716
interesting. is that just with windows running? or with your usual stuff open?
as someone else was saying though....free ram is kinda useless.
and I never really run out (except when something leaks a bunch or indexing allocates 2GB to itself =P)
The point is not the free ram so much as Superfetch will run my HD gathering stats to try to predict what I'm going to do. It will not do so in any useful fashion that's worth the trade-off of running my HD incessantly. By caching only boot files, one slow boot does the stat taking, I get rapid boots, and my HD doesn't run on. As a side effect I happen to get free ram. If you just have to reign in an unruly program, then the thread has been solved and I see no reason why you plow on.

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edit: I used this setting originally because Vista ran my HD on so badly. Since I originally posted this I have changed Superfetch setting back to default and use a defragged page file. Seems to run smooth. And if any apps just have to have a page file, well it's there. W7 handles it much better than Vista.
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by craney5 View Post
Thanks for that mate, When you set your own page file size in windows is there a "general rule of thumb" to how big this page file should be compared to how much RAM you have installed?

Thanks again
What works is what works for you. There is no "one answer." That's why the number is adjustable in the first place. If one number worked way better than any other, they'd just hard wire it in the code like Avagadro's constant.
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12 Oct 2010   #38
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

OP #1 post. Does anyone know of a RAM defrag tool that works in windows 7? My answer is, no I do not.
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12 Aug 2012   #39
josefa0701

windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Memory Defragmenter - CNET Download.com

this one works in win7(all flavours) if you change the compatibilty to windows xp sp3 and run as administrator
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08 Oct 2012   #40
JAFuser

win 7 64 bit
 
 
other memory defragmentors?

I play an online game that has problems crashing because it has "memory leak".
No, they probably won't ever fix it... so am looking for a work around.
A ram clearing program was suggested by another player.

I found 2 programs at CNET downloads that say part of what they do is clean the RAM
(and are Win 7 compatible)
Advanced System Optimizer
and
System Mechanic Free
and the above mentioned
CleanMem

has anyone tried them?
I am wondering if they can be used while the game is open?

thx
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