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Giveaway of the day — SysResourcesManager 10.4

SysResources Manager is a system utility for watching the current state of the system.
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SysResourcesManager 10.4 was available as a giveaway on November 25, 2009!

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SysResources Manager is a system utility for watching the current state of the system such as CPU usage, RAM and Virtual RAM availability, Disks, Processes, Network Monitoring (Processes accessing Internet, Network Traffic/Speed), Services, StartUp Programs. SysResources Manager can optimize system performance by defraging physical system memory.

Features:

  • Watch CPU Usage (Support 4 CPU cores).
  • Watch RAM and Virtual Memory Availability. Defrag Physical Memory.
  • Show information for all system disks and drives.
  • Task Manager (Show detailed information about Modules and Registry Keys used by each Process).
  • Watch Netwotk Bandwidth Traffic (Support all Network types e.g Internet(ADSL)/Ethernet/Wireless Speed and Traffic).
  • Manage Network Connections (TCP Protocol).
  • Manage Windows Services (Start, Stop, Pause, Restart, Remove, Change StartMode).
  • StartUp Manager (Manage Programs that are automatically executed when windows start). See Internet Explorer Add-Ons and System Drivers.
  • Program Launcher. Easily run your Favorites Programs and open your Files from System Tray.
  • Show and explore Special Folders of Windows.
  • Access hidden commands of Window.
  • Run installed Screensavers, enable/disable Screensaver.
  • Change Screen resolution.
  • Empty Recycle Bin, Clean Recent Documents and Internet Explorer typed URL's.
  • Access Control Panel items.
  • Lock PC.

System Requirements:

Windows XP x32, Server 2003 x32, XP x64, Server 2003 x64, Vista x32, Vista x64

Publisher:

Fotis Software

Homepage:

http://www.fotissoftware.com/utilities.htm

File Size:

4.26 MB

Price:

$21.90

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#52

Just a late PS:
I've been using Avera for about a year now with NO false positive matches to date, even on some of my configuration tools that ALWAYS get listed as malicious. Rated #2 and #3 in the standard AV labs tests for true detection, #3 for preemptive catches, and #1 in false positives errors; scoring 0 reports in the standard test and 1 error in the battery test.
http://www.free-av.com/en/download/1/avira_antivir_personal__free_antivirus.html

AVG has a huge following as well, it's what I used in the past but I got tired of the false flags on development tools.

Reply   |   Comment by lostinlodos  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#51

@34, 35, David:

FOTIS software and Webroot SpySweeper do not play nice together...

see my comment, #31, on the last “AllMedia Grabber” giveaway...
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/allmedia-grabber-4-2/

thank you for the confirmation, & for saving me the time of trying to install today...

FOTIS continues to disappoint by not addressing this problem...

Reply   |   Comment by Violet4714  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#50

This looks fantastic! Thank you GOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by DWM  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#49

http://asidebar.codeplex.com/

here is another freeware program that does have some system info.
works on all systems that take net frameworks 3.5
that means, not windows 2000.

i also have vmware player installed on the systems.
i have to close this program to go into the vmware screen.
small problem.

Reply   |   Comment by vernon  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#48

SOFTWARE LICENSE AGREEMENT


YOU SHOULD CAREFULLY READ THE FOLLOWING TERMS AND CONDITIONS BEFORE USING THIS SOFTWARE. IN FACT, YOUR USE OF THIS SOFTWARE INDICATES YOUR FULL ACCEPTANCE OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT AND DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY.

PLEASE FEEL FREE TO DISTRIBUTE THE UNREGISTERED SHAREWARE VERSION OF SysResources Manager (NOT THE REGISTRATION KEY ITSELF). HOWEVER, WE ASK THAT YOU DISTRIBUTE THE ENTIRE UNREGISTERED SHAREWARE VERSION, WITH NO MODIFICATION, AND WITHOUT ANY CHARGE OR FEE.

IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT INSTALL THE SOFTWARE OR USE ANY REGISTRATION NUMBER THAT WAS PROVIDED WITH THE SOFTWARE.


DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTY


THE PUBLISHER WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY BUG, ERROR, OMISSION, DEFECT, DEFICIENCY, OR NONCONFORMITY IN ANY SOFTWARE. AS A RESULT, THE SOFTWARE IS DISTRIBUTED "AS IS" AND THE USER ASSUMES THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO ITS QUALITY AND PERFORMANCE.

NO WARRANTIES AND RELEASE. THE SOFTWARE AND ANY SUPPORT SERVICES ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NO INFRINGEMENT.

COMPUTER PROGRAMS ARE INHERENTLY COMPLEX, AND THE SOFTWARE MAY NOT BE FREE OF ERRORS. THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED WITH ALL FAULTS AND THE ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE, ACCURACY AND EFFORT IS WITH YOU.

SHOULD THE PROGRAM PROVE DEFECTIVE, YOU ASSUME THE COST OF ALL NECESSARY SERVICING, REPAIR OR CORRECTION.


SysResources Manager v10.4
COPYRIGHT (C)

Reply   |   Comment by rezidue  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#47

34 & 35 - don't see any problem here...

http://www.virustotal.com/analisis/ed1ab943203c729464d399746d97e801f65776c38406c59c7908d2174e8a2d48-1258623788

Reply   |   Comment by rezidue  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#46

As far as monitoring software goes:
I found little to complain about this tool. It's a little more detailed than, say, task-manager; but unless you're running VM setups and testing software and hardware configurations there's little that the average user will find in ANY of these types of programs that is of any use to them; on a day-to-day setup.

On that VM note, this doesn't seem to play well with most virtual setups. It continues to monitor the actual system, even when loaded in a sandbox version of Windows.

Doesn't run at all on Wine.

For some reason it doesn't support multi-cpu monitoring (2x PnIIx4 965). It only shows one set of 4, not all 8.

In all, nothing bad, nothing special. Just another TM replacement.

just a quick off-site note: Those of you who are still PAYING excessively for faux-AV software from Semantic/Norton and McAfee are destined to find all sorts of nonsense false positives. There's a reason those two apps fell in the bottom 10% of AV testing scores for false-positive errors.

Reply   |   Comment by lostinlodos  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#45

OK, I give up. Five tries to post and nothing.

Instead, here is a link to the review file:

SysRsrcs Mngr10.4 Review-JB25.txt

Download it to your desktop.

Maybe at least the summary comments will post:

SysResource Manager 10.4 installed without any problems (WinXP)

On the plus side, SRM collects a lot of disparate functions & info all in one place.
On the negative side, almost all of the info is better found &/or controlled by other freeware applications.
The one unique feature that was intriguing - display of Registry Keys used by selectable applications - was crippled and next to useless.

Overall, it is worth today's price but not much more.

Alternate freeware links and detailed comments are in the file.

Reply   |   Comment by Art Kns  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#44

#36 here. I should have done the usual before posting. I rebooted my machine, downloaded it again, and ran it as administrator the first time. It runs just fine now.

Reply   |   Comment by James  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#43

hey, #14 and #7:

The offer of FREE IOBIT Advanced System Care Pro is a HOAX.
Both the their online feedback form and their page to enter email do not respond.

#14 is graham
#7 is do

please don't waste our time, guys.

Reply   |   Comment by bigmutt  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#42

ASC Pro freebie license didn't work for me, either.

But I was planning (per recommendations here) to try the free edition, anyway.

I have a new, Windows 7 machine, and will go freebie when the included 30-day Norton trial expires.

Should probably take this to the forums, but -- happy to have advice on my provisional security choices of Avast anti-virus, Comodo firewall, and ASC anti-malware (and Ad-Block Plus & NoScript Firefox add-ons).

Grabbed WinUtilites when recently offered, too, but that's another category.

Thanks to all posters for their daily help! :^)

Reply   |   Comment by FeAudrey  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#41

Response to #2, addendum to #15,19,24,32.

This lockup of apps and windows frequently occurs when there is a system dump in progress because your system locked up from hardware/software issues or damaged registry entries.

Go to task manager and look for the process “dumprep.exe”. If dumprep.exe is running as a process, then investigate what is causing the issue by examining the dump file located in this folder: c:\Windows\Minidump\ or this folder: c:\Windows\. You can use dumpchk.exe to examine the *.dmp file.

Dumprep.exe is a system file that is located here: c:\Windows\system32\dumprep.exe.

Get a copy of dumpchk.exe and place it here: c:\Windows\system32\

Dumpchk.exe is a part of ”Windows XP Service Pack 2 Support Tools” and you can get a copy here: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=49ae8576-9bb9-4126-9761-ba8011fabf38&displaylang=en

Open a command prompt and type:
dumpchk c:\windows\minidump\filename.dmp – where “filename” is the name of your dump file (or depending on the location:
dumpchk c:\windows\filename.dmp

This will open the dump file and a screen full of text and numbers will now appear. Look for “BugCheckCode” - the number that follows this is the STOP error code (aka Blue Screen of Death code). With that code you can Google for possible solutions.

Dumprep is a non-essential process and can be disabled if you are abhorrent to troubleshooting and you don’t want Dumprep locking up your system. This will tell you how to disable it, http://support.microsoft.com/kb/899870

-SteveG, http://www.techdeepweb.com/

Reply   |   Comment by SteveG  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#40

SysResource Manager 10.4 installed without any problems (WinXP)

On the plus side, SRM collects a lot of disparate functions & info all in one place.
On the negative side, almost all of the info is better found &/or controlled by other freeware applications.
The one unique feature that was intriguing - display of Registry Keys used by selectable applications - was crippled and next to useless.

Overall, it is worth today's price but not much more.

Recommended Freeware Alternates:
Process Explorer (by Mark Russinovich, SysInternals) http://www.sysinternals.com
- System usage by individual process & task, hierarchical calling tree
- Task/Process display customized parameter selection, size, order
- Exportable Task/Process, DLL & handle detailed info

Autoruns (by Mark Russinovich, SysInternals) http://www.sysinternals.com
- More startup info than you'll ever want to know
- Enable, disable, remove any startup task (user or system)
- Integrated online search for selected entry
- Displays info for (literally), over 110 possible startup locations
- Organizes info into multiple selectable views
- Exportable startup info to file
- Builtin compare current config to saved report (useful for malware detection)

NetTools Pro (by Axence) http://www.axencesoftware.com/

IP Tools (by Tamosoft) http://www.all-nettools.com/free-ip-tools.htm

Many System & Comm Utils & Diags (by E-systems) http://www.e-systems.ro/download.htm

Many Temp, Voltage & System Utils (by CPUID) http://www.cpuid.com/index.php

Speedfan (by almico - disk & MB temps, voltages, SMART status + more) http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

Belarc Suite (by Belarc) http://www.belarc.com/

Sandra Lite Suite (by SiSoftware) http://www.filehippo.com/download_sandra_lite/

Everest Suite (link in #12)

Best Bandwidth Monitor (but unfortunately, not freeware)
- DuMeter (by Hagel Tech) http://www.rosecitysoftware.com/dumeter/

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Detailed review:

General Comments:
- Can't resize window (some data not visible)
- Can't sort columns
- Installed Win XP with no problems except activation
- Auto activation not complete, had to enter license info, then OK
- OK for quick, lightweight summary info
System (System resource usage)
- Totals only, no details by task or process
- Standard resource parameters: CPU, Free RAM, Disk IO, etc

Bandwidth - Basic upload/download stats & graph
- Very large window for small amount of info

Drives - Simple info & totals by disk (size, free space, format info)

Task Mngr - Registry key lists are nice but crippled (see below)
Processes - Sorted list (by name)
- Re-sizable columns but not re-orderable
- Window way too small to see all cols
- Simple list - no calling tree
- Fairly complete table of parameters
- Exported formatted table of active processes
- No warning on overwrite file when exporting
Tasks - Same as Processes (user tasks only, no system tasks)
Modules - Simple list for selected task
- Path, name & info from within DLL (ver, desc, size, etc)
- Right aligned columns not work so well here
Reg Keys - Simple non-sorted, non-sortable list of keys - Selected task
- Selectable tasks include both system & user tasks
- Export keys not work - only column headers output
- Non horiz scrollable window - can't see long keys
- Key only shown, no values (that's OK, values can be voluminous)
- Can't copy single or multiple - no right click properties
- Non copyable keys mean very tedious to examine values in RegEdit
- Nice idea but no copy, no export = very marginal usefulness

Network Connections
Processes - Connection info each selectable process but static info only
Modules - Repeat of task info
Reg Keys - Repeat of Task info

Services - Basically same as Service Manager in Control Panel

StartUp - Convenient location for controlling & editing startup app
- Only HKLM Run Key & Startup Menu monitored
- Only small subset of startup locations monitored
- Can only remove item from list, not temporarily disable it
- Export again right aligned, difficult to read
- Lists startup drivers with option to remove

Program Launcher
- Simple list of app links to place on system tray
- Must manually create each item - no import functionality

Special Folders
- List of special Win folder names (My Docs, Print Hood, etc) & paths
- Double click on folder opens folder in Explorer
- Minimal utility

Options - Minimal startup & display items

(This comment section has some weird, inconsistent formatting results!)

Reply   |   Comment by Art Kocsis  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#39

Everest, Cpuid, PC Wizard, Rainmeter, Process Monitor, Process Explorer, SIW, TuneUp 2008, Glary Utilities - all of these can be acquired for free (either as freeware or promo-ware) and actually do what this thing claims to do.

This software is suspicious/questionable at best - I wouldn't touch it without solid AV.

Also, at the risk of being censored (the last guy who bad-mouthed IObit seems to have suddenly disappeared) - I personally find their Advanced System Care and 360 Security applications to be a joke: neither is capable of achieving what it claims to do.
If you want the illusion of improvement/enhancement with a pretty GUI then Iobit is for you. Mostly their apps just gum up the works though.

Reply   |   Comment by Doobie Us  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#38

It's not something I'd pay for, since all of its features are something you can do for free, but I installed it and it seems to work ok. 10.4 is a good number for it, since that's about how much cpu time it seems to take up. LOL I just don't see it as a very useful program. There are many freeware programs that will do more.

Thanks, but I believe I'll uninstall this one.

Reply   |   Comment by SloppyGoat  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#37

That free key for Advanced System Pro looks like a scam. On the official website its completely different with no sign of that page. The Fast Video Convertor is offered free on the official site today but the link provided for Advanced Systemcare Pro is very dubious indeed.

Reply   |   Comment by michaelkelleherthename  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#36

It slowed my system down so badly that I had to remove it

Reply   |   Comment by Yaakov Hillel  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#35

Installs adware (registry cleaner) when you install the program.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#34

According to my Webroot SpySweeper this program attempted to install adware (registrycleaner). SpySweeper would not let the program install. To install, I disabled SpySweeper and later scanned and SpySweeper found the adware and quarantined it.

Reply   |   Comment by David  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#33

#2 I'd vote for GDI also. #10 has covered the topic adequately. Sysinternals and Nirsoft have free tools that will help find problem.

Running short of RAM or Virtual memory is not likely for this type of error. But it is easy enough to check virtual memory.

First check a really long shot, how much free space you have on HD. Back in Win3.1 when it got under 20% Win started getting flaky because ran into hard coded limits. The flakiness has been reduced with each newer version of Win, but there are still some hard coded (or hidden/unknown Registry controlled) limits that cause problems.

In Vista: control panel / system / advanced system settings / advanced tab / Performance "Settings ..." button / Virtual Memory "Change ..." button. If you have enough free space on HD, set max and min to same number, 2x size of physical RAM (or the "Recommended" value if it is larger and you have relatively little RAM, ie less than 1GB RAM).

Reply   |   Comment by Ron  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#32

# 5 (Danny) recommends the following for hard drive temp check:
"the free Active@ Hard Disk Monitor from http://www.ntfs.com/disk-monitor.htm" This program does provide a lot of nice readings, but the temp widget is only good for certain hard drives, and the program connects to the Internet as part of its execution.

Reply   |   Comment by Mr. Blik  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#31

Hey #22. Look here for free licence.

http://db.iobit.com/license-free/asc-free-license.php

Enjoy

Reply   |   Comment by rizla01  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#30

Alright, alright. Told Zemana that 'block' means 'let it run, but don't let it do bad things' and ran it again. Registered as per text file; language typo in 'thank you box' (language failures are an indication that there might be other places that things aren't checked before being released).

Nice centralization of data that digging up is annoying at times.

@#23, At least the window is maximizable. I guess floating resize is just Too Hard in VB. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Jadawin  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#29

Installed to XP pro, seemed to be fine. Started it up. got a warning from Zemana Antilogger that it wanted to watch my keystrokes. Blocked it, which closed it down, and created a rule to not let it run. End of review. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Jadawin  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#28

#7 and #14, They mailed me a code to ASCPro, but it would'nt work. Said I had to buy it.

Reply   |   Comment by Jeff  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#27

Hello people and Ashraf!

Take a good look at this one > "Best Free Resource Meter" - Great unbiased Reviews and direct links!! >>
http://www.techsupportalert.com/best-free-resource-meter.htm

Then...no need for all the rest...!

Enjoy.

Reply   |   Comment by NorthernWolf  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#26

FOTIS products are suspect in many ways. mike #25 just touched on one.

I had many problems with what this company offered and I would never download anything from them again. They do some nefarious things.
Look back at the comments from some of their previous offerings and see for yourself.
Pass right on by this one. You will be glad you did.

Reply   |   Comment by joe  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#25

McAfee doesn't like the developer's site [fotissoftware.com] not because of any software they have, but because of links to external sites that McAfee considers problems/risks... Don't know if other A/V apps &/or suites will complain & if so, offer an explanation, so maybe that'll be useful to someone.

Today's SysResources Mgr. may be all right, but personally prefer this sort of utility not be written in VB [Visual Basic] -- nothing wrong with VB, but for low level stuff you'd always have running it adds too much overhead IMHO. Otherwise there are tools built into Windows, along with more specialized, separate apps [Nirsoft & Sysinternals to name a couple of sources] I use *When* I need them, rather than monitoring stats constantly... on a home PC or workstation, if you're not checking out something new, or troubleshooting a problem [IOW 90% of the time] that stuff's useless.

Defragging RAM I'll leave up to you... there is in theory no reason or basis for it, but, some people always claim benefits from the process. IMHO it might help sometimes when/if you've got problems from running a buggy app(s).

* * *

#2: "Is there any software to show which process is using up other Windows resources besides memory, CPU and disk? I am not fluent in Windows..."

Sysinternals @ Microsoft.com has several monitoring utilities, as does nirsoft.net. However [& no offense intended] for any monitoring app to help solve a problem you need to be able to tell what's abnormal, & know how to fix it.

"...my laptop runs out of some resources (but not memory nor CPU) and then running applications cannot display windows properly, cannot access files, etc. Closing some apps helps just for some time, ultimately I have to reboot."

Obviously shouldn't happen with XP or newer, maybe the fault is a broken &/or misbehaving app not releasing resources?... try turning any auto-start programs off, & compare services set to automatic with lists you can find on-line. As it uses up the available memory Windows writes/stores data to the hard drive -- if your hard drive is full, it can't do that. Couple of suggestions anyway to get our started. ;-)

* * *


#16: "which free program showing comp. temperature?"

HWMonitor [cpuid.com/hwmonitor.php]

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#24

RE: to MM @ Post # 2
Looking through the responses on your problem, it appears you have a few things to check. You mentioned that your RAM and CPU are fine (CPU usage doesn't throw errors typically anyhow), but there is a chance that, like # 15 mentioned, your GDI (Graphic Device Interface) resources are all used up. Another common issue is Virtual Memory. I've seen a ton of errors directly related to a systems Virtual Memory (also Cache or Page File) being full. Adding more RAM WILL help solve the problem if Virtual Memory is the main issue. Since Virtual Memory is usually handled automatically by Windows, the issue may be larger, such as running out of hard drive space (which is where Virtual Memory resides).

Explanation of terms:
GDI -- Graphic Device Interface is the part of Windows that draws lines, buttons, etc. Every open window consumes GDI resources, but the usage varies according to the content of the page. Some may consume a couple, some may consumer a couple thousand. The default limit is 10,000 and it should be sufficient for about anyone. I always have two or three browser windows open with sometimes ten or twenty per window. On top of that, I'm running other apps and virtual machines -- I've never had resource issues. (I've got 2GB of RAM and about four times that for Virtual Memory). Checkout http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Graphics_Device_Interface for more info.
Virtual Memory -- Also known as Cache or page file. Most people do not have enough memory to do everything possible on their computer. To compensate, windows reserves a portion of the hard drive, basically for RAM overflow. When you minimize a window, Windows moves a portion of that programs data to the Page File. Chances are, if you had system and hidden files visible, you would see a "pagefile.sys" on drive C.

My suggestion:
Chances are you have spyware, adware, crapware, or viruses eating away at your virtual memory and other resources. To find out just what is happening, open task manager, go to the "Processes" tab, click "View" -> "Select Columns...", and check boxes such as Memory Usage, Virtual Memory Size, and GDI objects. Press [OK] then scroll to the right to see your new columns. I arranged mine by "GDI Objects" with the largest usage at the top (Click the column heading twice) and found that Explorer (Windows User Interface) is using the most GDI @ just over 900.

I hope this helps!

Reply   |   Comment by B A R  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#23

Again a program window that can not be resized (Grrrr)
One of the main features of Windows, since Windows V 1.
What's against them?

WHY did I buy a larger monitor???!

Reply   |   Comment by Casey  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#22

To poster 14, please explain how to get Advanced SystemCare™ PRO Edition for free. It's $19.95.

Reply   |   Comment by mkss55442  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#21

The Sysinternal (now Microsoft) utility Process Explorer does the vast majority of what this does, and is free from Microsoft.

"Defragmenting memory" is a waste of time, along with any other memory "management" tool. Beginning with NT4, the operating system's built-in memory management works perfectly well -- any external tool actually slows things down.

Reply   |   Comment by a different phil  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#20

John @ no.16, Try SpeedFan.
Worksbeautifully but to get its full functionality, you need to spend time on understanding it.Pretty simple user interface but no need fiddling with its more advanced features.
Hope this helps coz I have been using it for some time now.

Reply   |   Comment by KenyanPhoenix  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#19

Addendum to #15:

For a more detailed look at GDI handles, use GDIView from NirSoft (free).

Reply   |   Comment by Tim  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#18

To Ashraf - this program does not defrag ram, in fact there is no such software at all. All it will do is allocate and then unallocate a large chunk of ram, and in doing so will force Windoze to free some ram by moving the contents to the swap file on your hard drive.

Also to all the posters here promoting IOBit I would suggest staying well away from them as they are no more than thieves - they stole the database from Malwarebytes Antimalware (and other software too) for use in their security software Security 360.

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)
#17

Hi,

nº. 2:

You're right. For example, sometimes the culprit is on graphic resources and increasing RAM does not help.

It seems that Windows 7 manages resources much better, at least the 64bit version.

In general, I try to avoid using these kind of programs to have as much processor and memory available as possible.

Reply   |   Comment by SEO Spain  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#16

which free program showing comp. temperature?

Reply   |   Comment by john  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#15

TO USER "MM" at post #2:

Your problem is due to GDI resources.

Specifically GDI Objects, and User Objects. Windows has a default limit, and there are REGISTRY edits which you can use google to look for and change the default to fix it, by raising the limit.

What happens, is that when you reboot, everything is fresh, then as you open programs, they begin to use up your GDI objects, up to the fixed limit set in your registry. Also, a single program can use more and more the more you use it, for example the more websites or tabs or pictures that you open up in a web browser, the more GDI resources it begins to take up. In addition, badly written programs can have GDI leaks. The longer they run, the more resources they use, and they sometimes don't give them back even if you close some of the tabs. At this point you need to close the whole program and re-open it. That will cause that particular application program to give up its GDI resources, start fresh. That will work for a while. But then even your windows explorer may begin taking up your GDI Objects. At this point you'd need to end task on explorer to regain those. Also, as you found out, rebooting fresh also fixes it, for the time being. Until it happens again.

The fix is to edit your registry and increase the default Windows limit. There is a limit for the entire pc, and a second limit per program. They are on the order of 16,384 for the entire pc if your OS is before XP such as for windows 2000, and 65,535 from XP onward, and 4,000 per program. They can be increased depending on which OS you are using, but XP has a limit of 10,000 per program.

You can also do edits for the Desktop Heap size which can help you.

This has NOTHING to do with Ram. Nothing to do with optimizing ram. Nothing to do with freeing up ram. Nothing to do with buying more ram. Buying more Ram will NOT fix a GDI object problem. So in the case of a GDI problem, the user "Snoops" at post #10 is wrong. And that post is incorrect information.

The other thing you can do, is if you have the opportunity to upgrade or update the software programs you have running, sometimes newer versions have fixed bugs which are causing GDI leaks, and they may run better, and longer, before they reach your GDI limit.

For a program that you can use to observe GDI object handles, you can actually use windows Task Manager. Or Sysinternals.com has Process Explorer. Both of them will show GDI handles. You have to go into their VIEW options and specifically pick to show them. Set your prefs, otherwise they aren't shown.

Get it here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb896653.aspx


For an explanation & description of the problem, go here:
http://blogcastrepository.com/blogs/mattbro/archive/2006/08/21/2013.aspx


For the registry edits to increase GDI object handles & desktop heap go here: http://www.rojakpot.com/showarticle.aspx?artno=238


For anyone who doesn't want to get into editing the registry, you could try changing your windows "theme" from the fancier Windows XP style to "Windows Classic" theme. Right click your desktop and pick properties, etc. It'll look like windows from the past, but then again, it'll be faster, and it'll work. So you want it to look fancy, or work, and work faster, your choice.

Also:
TO: ALL APPLICATION AUTHORS & PROGRAMMERS! WHEN YOU WRITE A PROGRAM STOP WRITING GDI LEAKS & FIX YOUR CODE! See here:
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/magazine/cc301756.aspx

Thank you.

Reply   |   Comment by You know what you are talking about  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+91)
#14

People Listen IO Bit are ofering Advanced system care Pro free for 24 hours click the link below give them your e-mail address and the will e-mail you the license code, It`s free code for 1 year. ENJOY. I got mine.

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

Reply   |   Comment by graham  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)
#13

Tinyresmeter at
http://pesoft.com
is an excellent alternative. Real leightweight, yet complete. Best to get the latest 0.971 version.
Oh and Tinyresmeter is under 100k! :)

Reply   |   Comment by Brahman  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#12

Nice offering. Fairly basic but does as it says flawlessly. Download was quick. Install a breeze. Looks are very acceptable.

For Computer Temp plus OOdles more info you need Everest. http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/Everest-Home-Edition.shtml

Thank you GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by rizla01  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#11

A useful program, TNX

Reply   |   Comment by Dave Creek  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)
#10

Post #2, your problem stems from lack of available RAM memory and the ONLY way of solving that is to get more RAM installed.

Reply   |   Comment by Snoops  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#9

Free AnVir Task Manager is another alternative,..

http://www.anvir.com/

Reply   |   Comment by terrawarra  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#8

In Xp sp3 32 work wonderfull.Thank.

Reply   |   Comment by Do  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#7

http://db.iobit.com/license-free/asc-free-license.php
Free licence for 1 year.

Reply   |   Comment by Do  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

PcWizard is a nice addition to this piece of software with some same features and the possibilty to temp check

http://www.cpuid.com/pcwizard.php

Reply   |   Comment by El barto  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#5

Installed and I was able to register the program without any problems on Vista Home Prium 32 bit.
Uncluttered look.
It's nice to have these features all bundled together.
The bandwidth monitor wasn't showing any activity for me and most of the options in the drop down menu I wasn't familiar with. I guess all of these are installed on my machine but I don't recognize them.
I do like the 'Google It' button on the startup manager tab.
Having options to start/stop services within the program makes this better than the task manager built into Windows.

I like this program alot.

In response to Ashraf's first item in his Bad list:
If anyone needs a free program that can show the temperatures of your different drives as well as checking a few other things, I recommend the free Active@ Hard Disk Monitor from
http://www.ntfs.com/disk-monitor.htm

Reply   |   Comment by Danny McCormick  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+39)
#4

A powerful resource manager, and support the 4-core, I see no software is currently able to support 4-core.Compared with the windows explorer, indeed useful, and powerful.

Reply   |   Comment by videoconverterhaha  –  7 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-14)
#3

Good day all. I D/L & install w no problem. Ran thru paces; it’s an OK program, but on the market at a kind of odd price of $21.90, it would unfortunately be about $21.90 too much to spend. Even here for free, it is less desirable than just using what I already have on my Vista HP, SP2, which is the regular task manger, or when I want more info or details, I use the free progs AnVir Task Manager & WinPatrol, especially when you consider that the SysResources Manager cannot be updated, & there’s no support, & you can always reinstall the free programs if a “computer event” occurs. Therefore, I used my REVO to uninstall for today’s offer.

For more free programs, go to Ashraf’s review, where suggestions include CleanMem, HWMonitor, Rainmeter, or Samurize.

However, I must include a thanks to GAOTD for always offering free software, for which I have several installed, & for the visitors who come here to offer free alternatives (which I also have), & a wealth of information. I’ve learned much here, & for that I’m grateful.

Finally, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone.
Al

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