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Old 13. Jul 2009, 08:57 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Best Free Memory Optimizer

I am creating a forum page where users can discuss the best free memory optimizer. (Yes, I know, many of you feel that these are of dubious value.)

Can someone please share with me how to place a link on the main page (http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...optimizer.htm) to link directly to this page?

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Old 14. Jul 2009, 03:31 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Added "Have Your Say" section to link to this thread. You might want to do a check if suitable.
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Old 14. Jul 2009, 05:20 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 30. Jul 2009, 10:13 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I can't wait to read about this. I'm also waiting to see the first advertisement or feature description of a memory optimizer that is based on something more concrete than a few screenshots and a handful of anecdotal evidence.

The only redeemable quality about free memory optimizers would be you don't have to throw away any money to try it out. Shame and scorn on the conmen who try to dupe the non technical users with perhaps underpowered computers into believing the smoke and mirrors is really making a difference.

One question - if it was so simple that a college student could whip up using Visual Basic and a few Windows API function calls - surely Microsoft would do the same and make memory issues a concern of the past.

The truth is freeware memory defraggers / optimizers / degreasers / turbo-dowhats are nothing more than the hi-tech snake-oil.

As Mark Twain said - "There is a sucker born every minute".
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I'm aware that my own opinions don't always agree with everyone else's but these words could have come straight out of my own notes

Regular readers of my own rantings will know that I include registry cleaners in this area too.

At the end of the day of course people are free to choose what they want for their computer but my main concern is that these "applications of peripheral dubiousness" actually deflect attention away from what should be the major focus of PC management. So many people seem obsessed with improving "speed" without appreciating that the only "quick" thing likely to happen is infection unless they concentrate on the important areas first.
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Old 30. Jul 2009, 01:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Regular readers of my own rantings will know that I include registry cleaners in this area too.
You forgot file cleaners .
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You forgot file cleaners .
Thanks - you're right.... and "tweak tools"
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Old 30. Jul 2009, 04:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Oh yes, that too, how forgetful of me .
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Old 30. Jul 2009, 07:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I've tried CleanMem, and it definitely works for me. It has saved me 200-300 mb of my memory when idle, mainly because A-squared hogs around 100 mb.

Even though I have 4 gb of RAM (actually 2 gb, 1 gb lost to 32-bit, another used for Eboostr cache), I still use it.

Also I have 50 different processes (including Firefox with 33 add-ons) running, but only 450 mb of RAM are being used overall (mostly by the Windows XP OS). If I exclude Firefox 350 mb.

My gaming speed has never lagged, even though CleanMem is scheduled to run every 15 min.

There is absolutely no loss of performance only gains. If you find that wasting an extra 200-300mb of RAM is more worth it than 300kb of disk space and less than a minute of your time, so be it.
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Thank you J.L.......thank you! Finally, someone who appreciates my category and my top pick!

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