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MemOptimizer improves yout system's performance!
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Whenever a Windows based program is running, it's consuming memory resources - unfortunately many Windows programs do not "clean up" after themselves and often leave valuable memory "locked", preventing other programs from taking advantage of it and slowing your computer's performance!

MemOptimizerT monitors your system in the background and frees resources when these are required. The result is that your programs will run faster and be more stable than ever before!

System Requirements:

Windows Vista, XP, 2003 and 2000

Publisher:

Pointstone Software

Homepage:

http://www.memoptimizer.com/

File Size:

1.8 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#72

I do agree with running to many programs at one time, and or having to much hard drive space used up.. And all you have to do is reset the computer or restart windows, to cleanup or restore your memory.

How ever I have used these programs before, I do not have any programs running other then the firewall, (seen in my running processes or active programs in task manager), but windows itself opens and closes for whatever reason a hand full of operating procedures which take up a chunk of memory. Even adding memory to a system is not enough, you can find an memory defragment, or memory optimizer software that works quickly and without using up a ton of memory itself, then it is not a bad download.

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#71

I tried this software and did not believe it made my pc run any faster even though it saved 994 mb (basicly 1gb) of memory ... and i did not belive this is particualy "good" software

Reply   |   Comment by Lewis E  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#70

#58, Calvin, if you want help with a problem, at least post what OS you're running. If virtual memory is enabled, Windows always uses it, whether it needs to or not. If you're using Vista, the Reliability and Performance Monitor (XP has something similar) will give you a very good idea of what's going on. Set your virtual memory to use fixed-size page files, on multiple disks (if you have multiple hard disks). Since you have 4GB of RAM, I'd probably start with about 6GB page files (should be plenty). On Vista, set the page file to not be deleted when Windows shuts down. Defragment your hard disk, then defragment the page file(s). If you don't have software which can defragment the page file, you can use freeware, although I generally don't recommend freeware defragmenters. The commercial defragmenters are much better at knowing what *not* to defragment (some things can brick your computer). I use Raxco PerfectDisk, you can download a trial. Don't let your disks get too full; fast, high-capacity hard disks with a lot of free space will perform best.

Reply   |   Comment by Fubar  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#69

#58 Calvin : Although you have 4GB of memory, my advice to you is ... to buy more memory. My analysis of your post is that with more than 4GB, these long computations might finish faster.
To use more than 4GB, there are two solutions:
1. Switch to the 64bits version of Windows
2. 32bits Windows can actually use more than 4GB, with the right boot parameter. See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/291988.
There is also the possibility, of course, of buying a second computer, so that these costly computations will not affect your daily usage ...

Reply   |   Comment by Harrym  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#68

Such programs like this are not worth the time it takes to even say their name. All newer OS programs already addreses this and takes care of the memory much better than any third partry program can do.

You are only fooling yourself if you think this helps.

Reply   |   Comment by Ken  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#67

All methods mentioned by #2 & 3 work, namely if you are having memory issues, you can solve them:
in the short run by rebooting
in the medium run by:
stopping unnecessarily starting programs and services
and allowing sufficient pagefile & defragmenting it if necessary
also by replacing memory-intensive apps by alternative slimmer ones
and in the long run by adding extra memory which is dirty cheap and miraculously effective.

Not sure where you get your memory, but I'm not finding anything for an only-2-yrs-old computer that's reasonable. While most things computer-related keep coming down in price, memory is simply not one of those things ... the older it gets, the MORE it costs ... as if one is paying for antiquity ... or for rather expensive storage for the space such a tiny, tiny piece of RAM utilizes. :(

Had I realized that, I could have bo't some more RAM than what came with this thing (512MB; had 64 before that); as it's so much now, I ended up with 1G now, by adding what I tho't seemed reasonable when it was about a year old, considering what something like this costs now. :(

Reply   |   Comment by g s  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#66

Memory optimizers, much like registry cleaners, don't work. Period.

It's impossible for these applications to be smart enough to really know how to handle data properly. Only the operating system and the programs holding the memory can safely make changes. If you're certain neither is doing it's job, here's a few fixes:

1) If you feel there's a memory leak, stop using the particular function of the program causing the leak. Do some experimentation to figure out what's the cause.

2) If you can't fix the leak, try an alternative program. Also, make sure your programs are updated and your OS isn't missing anything critical.

3) If you're computer's freakishly slow, hit ctrl alt delete, open up the task manager, click the Performance tab and check how full the ram is (Bottom graph). If it's maxed out, buy some more. Nothing else, NOTHING! ELSE! will help you. If it's not, stop some other programs. Memory isn't your problem at all.

4) If your computer became slow after a recent change (Especially going from xp to vista or vista to win7), undo the change. Your computer simply can't handle it. It's probably best to get a new computer, especially if you're on a single core machine (Hold the windows key and press R, type msinfo32 and use common sense).

5) If you're unsure about your situation, ask an expert. There is no "one size fits all" solution, ever. Try taking your PC to Geek Squad or asking on http://www.techsupportforum.com/ if you want some advice.

6) Read the first sentence again.

7) read 6.

8) read 7.

9) Seriously, read the first sentence again. Over, and over, and over until it sinks in. I can't stress enough how horrible registry cleaners and memory optimizers are (however, disk defragmenters are good, don't get the two mixed up). It's like asking a toddler to preform brain surgery while you're awake. You'd have to be an idiot to believe this is a good thing.

GAOTD, you're starting to give me a bad impression. All you're offering now are ripoffs of open source software and useless programs that do more damages than viruses. Perhaps you should show a featured product on http://sourceforge.net/ instead of giving this stuff away unless something really good and proprietary comes along, like VMWare or Serv-U. Please, please get something that isn't ported from Sourceforge or converts file formats. I think we've had enough of them.

Reply   |   Comment by Nofew  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#65

Re #8...Windows, ALL versions, is NOTED for failing to tell processors it is "done" with segments of memory which it had
previously "claimed" for its own future use!!

If one runs a series of one's Windows programs...he/she/it
can notice the dimunition of "available" memory by looking
at the amount of such, simply by clicking on "About" in one's
Windows applications!

Reply   |   Comment by Steven C. Barr  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#64

Hey all.
Since I've already posted today, I just wanted to say thanks to the GOATD 'monitors' or 'moderators' for removing a couple of comments. For those who missed them, I will only say that one was a slanderous critic of other’s comments, who used angry outbursts & ridiculing & took their rage out on others they don’t even know nor have met. The other, as Bill3 said, “even biblical predictions #55,” who tried to use fear tactics.

In the past 4 months that I’ve been visiting here, I’ve only seen a few of the most hateful or venomous comments removed, trying to democratically let as many differing views as possible get posted here. It’s the diversity of opinions & knowledge that makes this site so enriching. Today’s debate on RAM & memory, etc., has been very useful.
As others have said here, I too have learned so much from this site & its forums, whether or not I’ve downloaded a program on any given day—no one could keep them all anyway, unless they had a mainframe! Thanks to GOATD, & to all those who try to help others. Al

Reply   |   Comment by madalpal  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#63

This Vista computer has 4 gigs of ram. I installed it and learned that it really slows the computer down while it is running! It seems to be forcing the computer to use memory allocated for other programs. Am I alone on noticing this, but it seems to make the hard drive access more. (??) The hard disk sounds different somehow, like it is working more, and working harder. If it did anything good, I cant tell it. My programs all seem to run just fine, but with the HD seeming to run more, this cant be a good thing. At least for me anyway. With 4 gigs of ram, this computer doesnt need a mem optimizer. Uninstalled!

Reply   |   Comment by chuck  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#62

Guday from New Zealand,

well this one has got you all going, even biblical predictions #55, however there is a very simple answer : -

1 For education read the expert posts : # 1, 10, 13, 54

2 Just because something is free, do you need it, and do you need to feel you have missed out, by not having it ?.

3 IOBit Advanced System Care, is a free, essential, program, that includes Smart Defrag, which has a good memory optimizer, called Smart Ram.

4 Try Smart Ram, and as the experts have explained, you will probably find it actually slows your computer down, so just switch it off.

5 Ram is so cheap, and gets sluggish when it has done a lot of work, that replacing it with quality stuff, really rejuvenates a computer. XP will run nicely on 512 MB, but with programs like Open Office running, and cheapness, get 1 Gb.

6 There are many reasons a computer becomes slow, most are rectified with IOBit Advanced System Care, but you will need to do a few hours studying it.

Now you have solved a whole host of problems, Regards Bill3.

Reply   |   Comment by Bill3  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#61

I've always been told that Memory optimiser programs will do so little that the average computer user won't even notice any performance difference with their machine after use. Is this true?

Reply   |   Comment by Beaks  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#60

Pros:

**Downloaded and installed on vista 64 OS just fine.
**Did free us some resources (temporarily)
**Has a little visual screen you can watch and see what is being used and then what was freed.

Cons:

**I couldn't find the help menu try as I might it didn't work.
**The program kicked into gear when I was working on something and stopped my progress cold in its tracks meaning it jumped into high gear to save resources and made me stop what I was doing.
**I couldn't get the thing to turn off, the screen stayed open and I again had stop what I was doing to get it to shut down.

Overall:
If you are in dire need of memory and can't afford to upgrade your memory or if your computer just can't have anymore memory added this may be useful to you.

Keep in mind however it is like a temporary fix for a junkie computer. The benefits ware off quickly and you'll find your self needing another fix.

I have found that many of the slow problems with computer that suck up memory are due to

1. If you lack of sufficient Ram (please buy some if your computer needs it) it isn't very expensive these days and I've used Crucial to get just the right Ram at a good Value.

2. The other problem and most prevailing is the number of items that are running on your system that you have no idea why. Best thing for everyone to do is hop on over to SysInternals and get your copy of autoruns for free. It may seem intimidating at first but start with your startup programs first and if you don't know what it is before stopping it, autoruns will allow you to check google and find out if it is a necessary and critical component or not.

Auto Runs takes a good deal of time with all of the processes running on you computer but in the long run, you will be glad you did it and your computer will run much faster, boot faster and you will not have wasted your time.

Todays program can be useful for a minor fix but I have to give it a thumbs down because of the bugs and the fact is it really doesn't do you any good in the long run as it is a temporary fix.

So do yourself favor and get autoruns for free and really get to the root of the problem or add more Ram if your machine can handle it you'd be amazed who much more a little ram can ease your computer troubles.

Reply   |   Comment by Steelers6  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#59

#12 - "I’ve used it on my laptop and my other desktop off and on since then and it does perform well. My only complaint is that it slows down the computer considerably when its active. - RealityCheck"

Whoa, where do I start? You installed a program that is supposed to make your programs and system run faster, and I'll paraphrase:

"It performs well in slowing my system considerably"... Yeah, that's a great testimonial for this product. I think your Reality Check bounced!

Memory Optimizer programs - Epic Fail... Please no more of these, GAOTD...

Reply   |   Comment by RocketGeek  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#58

I have used all sorts of defraggers and reg cleaners. And I have 3GB of memory. But nothing makes a slow PC faster, nothing!

Reply   |   Comment by Fivish  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#57

In my job I have to run market analysis (stock/future/forex) based on many proprietary software developed by private financial institutions. I have to run 6 to 8 software at the same time due to some of them are build intertwine with the others. The analysis calculations take 12 to 24 hours to complete. If interrupted the job has to start all over again.
My dual-core 4G-RAM system runs very happily at first two hours, then it starting to slow down. After 12 hours, it slow down to the extreme that all opened windows are struggling to even display refreshing. A normally split-second job closing the IE browser takes more than 10 seconds watching the window frame disappear line by line from the screen. The CPU is still60% work load. The RAM usage is increased double but not yet gets into the virtual memory on HD.
Please don’t comment change software, “buy more RAM”, etc. I don’t have option to change proprietary software, they are unique rarely anyone else make it. Adding more RAM just may prolong the problem from happening a bit longer. Re-boot the system is not an option either.
Fixing the RAM in the beginning or in-between jobs are not useful to my problem. Not sure how much “run-time” optimization this software provides here. I can not test it until market open on Monday. I appreciate if anyone knows good, low-taxing run-time” RAM optimizer.

Reply   |   Comment by Calvin  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#56

CleanMem works much better

Reply   |   Comment by GamefreQ  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-11)
#55

It seems like this program, for all intents and purposes, functions like most memory ‘optimizers’. On July 20, 2009, the SysResources Manager 10.3 was offered here; it did nothing spectacular, no bells and whistles, ergo, that combined with today’s comments, means I will not be downloading the software.
Thanks GAOD, it is always a pleasure to visit this site and have access to so many great licensed (free) applications.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry (Canada)  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#54

(OK, sorry, practice makes perfect...)

Here's a better, direct link to the JPEG screenshot I mentioned for "Process Lasso" (skips all the slow-loading PhotoBucket fluff):

http://i839.photobucket.com/albums/zz315/harpo2444/ProcessLassoinaction.jpg

The caption is:

"Process Lasso in action, maintaining user-system responsiveness.

An example of how Process Lasso (www.bitsum.com) automatically lowered the priority of a process (in this case, the daily updater for AVG anti-virus) to prevent it from temporarily reducing the responsiveness of the system to the user (or possibly halting/hanging/freezing/crashing the system)."

Hope this is useful. Perhaps GAOTD could talk to Bitsum about a future offer?...

Reply   |   Comment by harpo2448  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#53

Yes, more physical memory is the first step to improving performance. However, not every motherboard can handle more memory. My laptop is rated at only 1 Gig of memory. What would you say to those who are unable to add additional memory or because of the times, are unable to afford even the relatively cheap memory of today? With programs becoming more like bloatware, what is person to do? Spend a few hundred dollars on a new machine?

Yes, rebooting helps in the short term. If you know which program causes memory lockups, rebooting afterwards helps.

That said, I am not a fan of these types of programs although I have seen these type of programs work. If you are indeed having memory management issues, adding an additional program seems counter-intuitive. Reduce the number of startup programs and reduce the number of simultaneously running programs. That will help much more than a piece of software, no matter how well it works.

Reply   |   Comment by Thrillski  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#52

While I was typing my previous note, the highly-useful "Process Lasso" I mentioned previously had automatically responded to prevent a background process (in this case, the daily updater for AVG anti-virus) from temporarily affecting/slowing my use of this XP system.

I grabbed a screenshot to show how P.L. temporarily lowers the priority of an otherwise-offending program to prevent it from hogging the CPU cycles 100% and possibly reducing user responsiveness or hanging/locking up the system:

http://s839.photobucket.com/albums/zz315/harpo2444/?action=view&current=ProcessLassoinaction.jpg

(Hopefully this works -- it's the first time posting a shared picture for me -- and if you have the appropriate version of Adobe Flash Player, you can choose to view it even bigger as a full-screen "slideshow" -- makes it easier to read!)

Since I found P.L., it has had a more beneficial effect on my end-user experience than many other "optimizers".

Reply   |   Comment by harpo2448  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#51

If you want to know about MemOptimizer 3, or any memory manager, check the GOTD archives when they've offered this sort of program before. The general on-line debate was years ago, so those earlier postings on GOTD are almost like a "Readers Digest" version of things folks have taken the time & trouble to dig up. BTW, the general consensus of the old on-line debate (not IMHO by a huge majority) was memory managers are Snake Oil, but make up your own mind.

Far as RAM problems go, memory leaks -- programs holding onto & consuming ever larger portions of available memory -- are considered a Very serious bug, & normally dealt with as fast as possible... odds are you're simply not going to encounter memory leaks with any software on your PC / laptop. Otherwise the only 2 common problems you can have are too little RAM or RAM that's bad. Either way you have to get new RAM, which has a couple/few Gotchas.

First off, the PC main or Motherboard only has so many memory slots to insert RAM [which may already be full], & they also limit the total amount you can have, which is often 8GB but may be higher / lower. 2nd, RAM should be matched -- mixing RAM sticks may or may not work depending on brand / model, but problems (if you have them) are seldom obvious, & can show up after the return date (usually 30 days) has expired. Add in that different RAM has different voltage & timing requirements, which might be difficult at best to adjust on some systems, and you see why for most users the best course is replacing all their RAM (vs. adding to it). Laptops have similar restrictions, but the existing RAM cannot be replaced by the average owner -- you usually have 1 or 2 slots under a door or flap on the bottom. ALWAYS check for compatibility.

The Real limit on RAM however is what OS you use, & how you use it. XP 32 bit runs with 1 GB, but easily uses 2 -- you can add more, but you'll seldom get even a full 3 GB to show up. 2 GB is good in Vista 32 as well. Win 7 is designed to work on much less powerful hardware, but ironically uses more RAM -- win7 64 bit *needs* 4 GB to be happy. Within those limitations, things you might do with a PC / laptop make more RAM useful, or relatively useless... you can sometimes find tables on-line showing the performance curve -- at what point you get much less benefit from any RAM increase. Lots of RAM is less important for example when you're encoding large video files, where you're constantly reading/writing to disk, rather than working with a single image held & manipulated in memory by an image editing app.

Want to check the RAM you have?... There are several, free memory testing apps from Microsoft & others, & sometimes they are even built into the motherboard bios. You can't test it in Windows, because the memory Windows is using can't be given back to test it, & it's very slow, taking quite a bit of time to read, write, & verify in several different ways.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#50

Memory Improve Master Free ...

http://www.memoryimprovemaster.com/

IMHO much better program and is Completely Free

Reply   |   Comment by Patrick  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-8)
#49

I find most memory cleaners pointless as most of the posters have already mentioned - if you have enough ram you don't need them. I have found one gem though:-

Game Booster from iObit

http://www.iobit.com/gamebooster.html

This is a bit dirrerent in that it has a memory cleaner built in but it also temporarily closes non essential services and other tasks thus making more memory for playing a game or converting a video

Reply   |   Comment by John Boy  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#48

@23,Chris Locke

My mistake, 35 Euro = 30,4 GBP.

karel

Reply   |   Comment by karel  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#47

This class of program does indeed seem to help my older Windows ME system for a certain class of programs on those occasions when the freely available RAM is less than the size of, say, some file contents that needs to be created and manipulated in memory.

(For example, I have a daily-scheduled DOS-based .BAT command file I wrote years ago to automatically create a text file, a sorted-listing of all files and folders on the C & D drives which I can use to see what's new on those disks compared to previous days. Without sufficient RAM being freely available before such a task runs, I would end up with an output file of 0 byte size.)

Unfortunately MemOptimizer 3 is not promoted as being built for the Windows 9x kernel, so I can't test it for that purpose. And it's not really needed for the later Windows OS versions.

However, for most people running Windows 2000, XP or later, a far better choice would be something like "Process Lasso" (great for gamers, BTW), which automatically raises and lowers the priority of running programs to better maintain system responsiveness to the user.

Here's a good overview article to help understand how Windows juggles the various pieces of software running on your system to make it seem like it's all happening simultaneously, and where it can fall short of meeting your expectations from time to time:

http://www.bitsum.com/winmemboost.htm

Enjoy!

Reply   |   Comment by harpo2448  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#46

@23,Chris Locke
I can't understand your 20 GBP for only 512 MB Ram !!!
I bought 2 sticks of 1 GB Ram , online at "crucial.com" (in the UK !!!)
Package was delivered at my home in BELGIUM with UPS in 4 days.
Pricen creditcard payed online including 7 Euro transportcost was 35 Euro. That's less than 9 Euro for 512 MB (about 5 to 6 GBP)

But if you'r happy with 20 GBP for 512 MB, all the best to you.

karel

Reply   |   Comment by karel  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)
#45

To answer the question asked by #4 Robert E. Lee.
The app on downloads.com does not include the GOTD activation wrapper or text file. Naturally this will add to the size of the download. This question comes up a lot and usually implies that some malicious software has been added. Obviously this is a false assumption.

Reply   |   Comment by Kickapoodle  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#44

I use cacheman XP (really good) and cleanmemm

http://www.pcwintech.com/cleanmem
(Simply set it and forget)

Reply   |   Comment by gautam  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#43

Well, Everything went smoothly and it works well on XP pro sp3. My computer is a little older but I made some, lets say unique modifications to it. I run it (it's actually my laptop, with my desktop that actually is a quad processor...though the four processors I use are from broken ps3's. The desktop doesn't need it but on the laptop, everything is upgraded to the max, and I find alot of use for the memory optimizers. All of you "experts" (and this is not geared to the experts whom I read all the time on here and really are experts) who claim windows is designed to not need memory optimization are right! That's how it was designed, that' not how it works. Many programs, especially anything that ships with a windows computer leak memory or keep memory when the program is done, even though they don't need it at the time. Using optimizers on my xp has never slowed it down. When I first got it and was running tests i got rid of virtually everything that cvame with the computer because they hog memory. As others always say when mem optimizers are given away here....yes, upgrade to the full memory your system can have....but that doesn't mean a memory optimizer won't be needed...The best examples are gamers.
Thanks Gotd for hat seems like a decent program. I already use free ram and sometimes i still play with your last giveaway like this Fresh Ram.....so I'm not going to keep this one.....But it seems to do what it is supposed to and does it well.
Keep up the good work GOTD and don't listen to the whiners who complain because a program has misspelling, or they feel it's useless. You do a good thing here for many of us who are software Junkies or like me, disabled and can't afford to buy alot of programs, or people who have been hit hard by the economy and can't afford to buy software, and for those of us who try most of the programs you offer just so we can see the value for other users. Thank You!

Reply   |   Comment by Lantz  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#42

Didn't we do this sort of thing back in the Win98 days? No use for these programs since the WinNT kernel took over.

If it makes you feel better, by all means, download and install. But this program has no basis for usage in the current MS OS lines. Maybe 10 years ago....

Reply   |   Comment by BamaGrrl  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#41

The funny part about this GAOTD? The only OSes that could use this aren't supported. In case any here don't know let this old greybeard tell you where these "memory optimizers" come from. You see, in the old days of Win3.xx through WinME everything was built on top of DOS. The old DOS based OSes were really lousy at managing memory, so since back then a 64Mb RAM stick would cost as much as a car the "memory optimizer" was born.

Only problem with this is since WinNT (which is the code base that Windows 2000, WinXP, 2003, and even Vista were born from) Windows is quite good at managing its memory. It is even gotten smart enough that it loads frequently used code into its free memory as a "cache". While this cache makes it look like you have less memory it is actually a lie, as Windows will drop items from its cache to give the memory to applications as needed. All programs like this does is flush the cache to the hard drive, which will actually slow your machine DOWN, not speed it up. For proof run a benchmark program three times and then run this memory optimizer followed by running the benchmark again. You'll find that the benchmark runs slower because the cache has been dropped and everything has to be loaded from the hard drive, which is the slowest part of your PC by far.

So while these kinds of programs were useful in the days of Windows 3.11, and to a less extent during the heyday of Win98SE and WinME, the simple fact is there is NO way to "optimize memory" on a modern system, as today's OSes manage memory and do garbage collection better than a third party program ever could. If your machine is slow enough to make you want to run a memory optimizer you should add more RAM or use a startup manager like the free Startup CPl to lower the amount of programs running. Because anyone that knows how the guts of an Operating System works can tell you that memory optimizers are just so much snake oil today.

Reply   |   Comment by kb  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)
#40

I recently bought 4GB of RAM into my notebook and it costed me about $77. (Note that RAM is more expensive in Hungary - where I live -, and it's generally pricier for laptops.)

So, for $20, I estimate you can easily buy 1-2GB or more RAM in any country of the world, which renders this software useless, regardless of its quality.

But if it were free... :D

Reply   |   Comment by greenfish  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#39

cleanmem is free and works just as good.

Reply   |   Comment by Al  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#38

I've tried many Memory Optimizers in the past. The last more I tried was Free Ram XP Pro. None of these Memory Optimizers stands up to the MZ Ram Booster that can be found in the MZ Ultimate Tweaker and of course Ram Rush from the makers of FCleaner. Since Installing and Running Ram Rush I have had a very clean running System and both these Applications are Freeware by the way. I run Ram Rush on my older Dell System which is a Dimension 4100 XPS with only 256MB of Memory also running Windows XP Service Pack 3 & Twin Hard Drives.

Reply   |   Comment by DJ High Tek  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#37

Windows use free RAM to make sure your computer runs as fast as possible. Just because the RAM is used it doesn't mean it's unavailable to your applications. Should a program need the RAM windows use to optimize performance, it'll be instantly released to it.

Memory managers use that process to trick you into believing RAM is being wasted, and will allocate memory at regular intervals just to immediately release it again. And yes, it will increase the amount of free memory... But here's the kicker: Unused RAM will *NOT* make your computer faster, it's USING the memory that improve performance.

Reply   |   Comment by mickeko  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#36

Even with a large memory, graphics programs and non streaming audio samplers can quickly fill memory. It's great to have a quick clean up program.

Reply   |   Comment by androidlove  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#35

How does this compare to MaxMem from AnaolgX?

Reply   |   Comment by androidlove  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#34

Good morning all,

Based on everyone's comments about the weaknesses and issues with today's GiveAway, I will not download it. Thank you all very much.

Below (for your benefit) is a detailed Microsoft article/resource on the topic of computer RAM, and how you can troubleshoot this matter for yourself:

Detailed Microsoft Article With Guidance On How To Troubleshoot Computer RAM Issues.

Also, here are two Freeware Alternatives (for your benefit):

WinCleaner Memory Optimizer 100% Freeware - CNET User Rating is: 4/5.

RAMBooster 2 100% Freeware - CNET User Rating is: 4.5/5.

I hope you find this information helpful, and I hope you have a wonderful Saturday.

Best regards,
Happy Person

Reply   |   Comment by Happy Person  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#33

Just another worthless program. There is no such thing as a memory optimization!!!

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#32

Windows can manage memory just fine on its own.

"Optimizers, enhancers, boosters, managers" etc are unneeded and useless. Its a myth.

reference:

http://www.bitsum.com/winmemboost.htm

http://windowsitpro.com/article/articleid/41095/the-memory-optimization-hoax.html

Reply   |   Comment by amd  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#31

Most memory optimizers don't do much of anything and aren't a substitute for real RAM (which is cheap nowadays).

However, there apparently are several different approaches and I've found that some actually *do* work; one of which was a GAOTD offering a while back called Fresh RAM. Personally, I'd either wait for that to come around again or try Cacheman from Outertech (I think there's a freeware version of it)

Reply   |   Comment by Mem The Master  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#30

Hi all,

Well, despite your scepticism about this kind of programs, I think that FREEBIES like the one mentioned below are quite good and do their job pretty well, especially in old (HOME)PC like mine:

http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Memory-Tweak/FreeRAM-XP-Pro.shtml


Of course I would be too skeptical about this kind of tools if only I could use a laptop (like yours right??) with 3GB or 4GB of RAM, a Radeon HD 2600 512MB graphics card, and an Intel T8300 2.4GHz Core 2 Duo processor...LOL!!

What kind of improvements do you expect from programs like this GAOTD if you have tried it on a LAPTOP with lots of RAM and powerful CPU?? LOL!!

So I think that to assess the real effectiveness of programs like this one, people should at least try them on OLD PC with a limited quantity of RAM, otherwise yes I totally agree with you: programs like this are totally useless.



Cheers from Italy where it's blistering hot and damn humid.

Giovanni

Reply   |   Comment by Giovanni  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#29

To #10, Lee: THANK YOU for such an understandable explanation about RAM. Every so often my computer gets popup, something like "Not enough virtual memory. We're giving you more". Someone told me I could should "buy more" but because my computer's old (Win2000) I probably can't. Didn't understand him at all. Will fully read what you wrote and try to digest it. Again, thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by Senior Citizen  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#28

Think about it. You want another program to run in memory in order to make more room in memory?

Reply   |   Comment by ChrisA  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#27

To 14 Theodore Hammond & others.
All I have to do to pretend, like this software, that I'm making something new & original (without giving due credit) is to do this:

"I have heard from a variety of sources that most of these programs are just knockoffs form open-source programming that is repackaged with a change in the GUI and the way you activate certain functions, options and controls of the application. They all operate in the same way. Repackaged in this way and you have yourself an instant software company."
And then claim that these were my original thoughts. [Except that I am letting you all know that I copied this exactly from #14 Theodore Hammond]. [And I totallly agree with your comments].

In fact, look at the meager introduction of this software by the developers; a young adult could write this just as easily (or maybe even a child). Do they not realize that even newbies like me are looking closely at their description of what they have to offer to see if it is something that is worth the time & efffort (and risks) to want to download it? And look at their other 2 programs listed here---they are in essence taking any good freeware (or retail) program & making it into 3 separate packages to sell to others (MemOptimizerT & System Cleaner & Total Privacy).
Oh well, even at this early stage in the comments, almost all are saying this ain't nothing to brag about (or worse). But thanks as always to GAOTD for the offers & we'll await the next one. Al

Reply   |   Comment by madalpal  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#26

This program does what it was designed to do and in doing so actually can make your machine slower because it has to keep finding the page everytime you want it. email can leave the page in memory and have it ready when you wnt it and the same with your homepage. If all this is removed then it has to be reloaded every time you wnat it.

If you have a very smal memory then it may help a little. Most of us now have one to eight GB and have no need for this program or any like it.

Reply   |   Comment by Ken  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#25

I'm using MKN Memory Monitor, for free, for a long time now, and I'm very pleased withe that. I know that they are a lot of others, but is there anybody knows about a better free program that does the same job?

Reply   |   Comment by miki  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)
#24

been on before, got it last time it was on WAST OF SPACE hard too get rid of program likes to leave residue on hard drive you have been warned

Reply   |   Comment by Phlan-Michelle  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#23

#2- Windows will happily look after itself very well, especially Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7. However, Windows 2000 memory management was a bit flaky. Restarting your computer is more of a hassle than its worth - it can be a pain restarting and re-opening all the documents you're working on.

#3- Buying more memory is certainly a solution, and one that can be cheaper than buying a memory management program! A 512 MB stick of RAM for my PC is only 20 GBP. If your PC has more than 1 GB of RAM then this program is certainly not needed.

There was a PC Pro review the other month on memory management programs, and a lot of them were simply displaying changing bar graphs, and not actually doing any memory management. Just be careful what programs you throw onto your PC, and rationalise what you run.

Reply   |   Comment by Chris Locke  –  14 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
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