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Windows 7: RAM Defrag tool

02 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
RAM Defrag tool

Does anyone know of a RAM defrag tool that works in windows 7?
yes I'm aware that an actual defrag of RAM does not improve access performance and that rebooting will clear the RAM, etc etc.
I want it because usually a ram defrag can recover unused memory.
or if someone knows an alternate solution to accomplishing the same thing....
basically after windows has been running for quite a while there seems to be a lot of RAM that is not available....but not in use either.
for example, right now, I only have about 1.2GB out of 6GB free
this is not because I have ~5GB worth of memory being dedicated to open applications and windows.
I could restart...open up the same applications and only be using like 2GB vs the current ~5GB

back in XP days I would use system mechanic's ram defrag and it'd work fairly well. I don't believe they have it in their software any longer though. any ideas?

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02 Oct 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Those ram/memory optimizers are nothing but pure snake-oil. As good an article about it as any,

The Truth About Windows Memory O

Do yourself and Windows a favor, let Windows manage it.
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02 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

yeah none of that is really news to me. I still appear to have ram 'in use' that's actually not though
so 'letting windows manage it' is not really the best solution in this situation
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02 Oct 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Where are you looking that it is showing it "in use"?
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02 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

task manager / memory usage
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02 Oct 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Post a screen shot. Also hit the Start button and type in resmon and hit enter and post a screen shot of that as well.
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02 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Task Manager:

Resource Monitor:
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02 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Something doesn't look right here. This is what mine shows:

RAM Defrag tool-capture.png

Have you disabled your virtual memory (paging file)?


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02 Oct 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Up time 35 days? Let's have one of resmon after a restart. And even after 35 days it still shouldn't look like that unless you're running something that has a massive memory leak.

Mine after 3 days of up time,

RAM Defrag tool-resmon.png

And that is with playing several different games, converting a few movies, general usage, etc.


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02 Oct 2010   #10

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pacaveli420 View Post
yeah none of that is really news to me. I still appear to have ram 'in use' that's actually not though
so 'letting windows manage it' is not really the best solution in this situation
win 7 uses paged memory differently than XP, and it may seem like there is a leak but there isnt.

By rebooting you are just making the page file rebuild itself again.
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