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Default RAM booster - 05-27-2010, 03:29 PM

Hello,
If I'm asking too many questions, then I apologise. However I was wondering if anybody had found the download "Ram Booster' to be of any use. If you wonder why I want it, the answer is, that I'm pretty clueless as far as things like ram-demands go.
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Default 05-27-2010, 03:53 PM

I've never found such programs to have any benefit, and sometimes they can cause problems. Which OS are you running?


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Cool 05-27-2010, 04:57 PM

I agree with Steve, those programs are usually a waste of money..not matter what OS you are running.....the best thing to solve memory problems is adding more RAM

PS. although years and years ago (I am talking the very early days of Windows), Steve might remember..... there was a product called QEMM and that did a fairly decent job of memory management but nowadays the OS handles memory management much better than back then....


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Default 05-27-2010, 05:32 PM

QEMM was something different - it provided a larger address space beyond the 640K that DOS provided. Windows 95 made it obsolete.

What this "RAM Booster" application claims to do is to free RAM used by "unnecessary" services. But the way virtual memory works, these services are typically not using RAM if they are inactive, they are paged out to the pagefile.


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Default 05-27-2010, 05:48 PM

Yeah, the Good Old Times™...
On the Mac it was RamDoubler who taught Apple how to manage RAM.
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Question 05-27-2010, 06:08 PM

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What this "RAM Booster" application claims to do is to free RAM used by "unnecessary" services. But the way virtual memory works, these services are typically not using RAM if they are inactive, they are paged out to the pagefile.
Isnt that kinda what Windows 7 does too?..


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Default 05-27-2010, 08:56 PM

Perhaps you misunderstood my post. Windows versions since 95 use virtual memory and don't keep in RAM inactive services. Windows 7 is even better in that it doesn't even start most services until they are needed.

What the "RAM Booster" type programs do is force running processes to page back out to the pagefile, rather than letting Windows manage it.


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Default 05-28-2010, 03:03 AM

Hi, thank you. My mini 9 is on XP, and I have a 2gb Ram, with the pagefile set at 0.
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