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Do Memory Cleaners improve the memory usage and performance?

Q: Do Memory Cleaners improve the memory usage and performance?

I am currently using MemClean and it not only decreases my memory use but it also seems to improve the general performance of Windows and apps.

Is this really the case or is it just my impression?

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A: Do Memory Cleaners improve the memory usage and performance?

It is just your impression.

Windows 7 has very good memory management on it's own and has no need for and will not benefit from any third party memory "cleaners", "optimizers", "boosters", etc. The only very questionable benefit is to make the numbers in Task Manager more attractive to those who do not understand them.

David Solomon and Mark Russinovich, both well recognized Windows experts, mentioned these programs in the Microsoft publication "Windows Internals", sixth edition. They were very critical and did not recommend these programs.

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A:GPU & CPU Usage Drops & Bios Changing it self

Have you tried changing the cmos battery? The bios will not hold settings if the battery is bad.
 

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A:Memory card is not getting detected in laptop

MerissaWalker said:





Have you tried it on other computers?Click to expand...

yes, even then it is not getting detected
 

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Salam
Go to cmd (run as administrator) -> go to its drive (e.g. H: where H is my flash drive) and type the attrib -s -h *.* /s /d
Now flash will show the data.
Your attrib spelling was wrong correct them
Try it.
 

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A:Compatible memory

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A:High CPU Usage

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A:Performance problem

DethReavr said:





I bought it like this a couple weeks ago and the 6100 seems laggy doing heavy games

Graphics
2047MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 (PNY)Click to expand...

There is no wonder your gaming is laggy with a GT 610. GT 610 is not a gaming card. For gaming get yourself a 650 or better. I personally have a GTX 660. With a better graphics adapter you should be fine with the FX-6100. Make sure your power supply will support a better graphics adapter as well.
 

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A:CPU usage constantly 100%

Caty80 said:





Hi everyone.
Just to let you know, I know hardly anything about computers but desperately need help.

All programs on my laptop have been responding badly or not at all for quite a while. Today I wanted to see if there is anything I can do about it.
I noticed that the CPU usage is up to a 100 % almost constantly. First I used QuickClean, then I ran a full virus scan... nothing detected. Next I googled about this problem and found information about performing a system file check which I did... again nothing detected. Next I have done a disc scan ... and again nothing detected.

When I check under processes in the task manager I cannot see anything suspicious but as I said before I am not that familiar with computers.

Is there anyone who knows what I could do to find the problem??? I am using Windows 7 by the way. I urgently need my laptop to run effeciently to use it for work. And before anyone suggest to resrote it to an earlier backup... I can't because it has been going on for a long time (and I wouldn't know how long back to go and probably loose a lot of files). Also completely rebooting it, isn't an option because when I bought it new it came with windows 7 and Microsoft Office pre-installed and I haven't got any recovery cd's.

If anyone can help that would be fantastic (please don't forget to not use technical language but for normal pc users like me ;-)) Thank you very muchClick to expand...

Open up task manager and click the processes area, then click the spot that reads CPU and take a screenshot so we can see what is running your system up.
 

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A:Non stop usage of laptop

Any laptop will be fine.
 

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A:What to upgrade for better performance

I can't help you with your problem, but to get the correct help you need fast, it would help if you made your titles pertaining to your question. Rather than just "helpp", for future reference.
 

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A:After upgrading performance is worse

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A:Faulty power supply affect hard drive/computer performance?

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A:100% CPU usage

iaveight said:





I have a Macbook pro quad core 16 gig ram, running windows 7 ultimate on bootcamp. All of a sudden when I booted into windows my CPU usage would spike and stay at 100 percent. The only way to solve this was to open task manager. I ran numerous scans and nothing seemed to solve the issue. I then went into control panel and went to performance issues and when I ran the check I found this in my startup folder
crssc.exe and yrkpack. I have done a search on yrkpack and found nothing but on the crssc.exe I did find this. Most antivirus programs identify crssc.exe as malware, for instance Microsoft identifies it as Backdoor:Win32/Sdbot, and Symantec identifies it as W32.IRCBot.Gen. I have disabled them both and will wait to reboot. I have also found on the net that 100 percent cpu could be caused by a corrupt file in your user profile. If the first does not work I will delete and re create a new profile and see if that works........Click to expand...

UPDATE - Fix worked I disabled the two files I found with the windows performance issue check in Control Panel
 

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A:100% CPU usage whenever I open or run anything

Rick said:





In the Task Manager, if you were to click "Performance" and then enable "Show Kernel Times" under the "View" menu, what do you see? There should be a red line which indicates kernel times. If the line is abnormally high, then that's a good clue this could be driver related or hardware related.Click to expand...

Thanks for your reply!

I don't know if that's abnormal or not, but you can check that photo and see

sorry I couldn't post it as an image.
 

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Edited for spelling.
 

A:Question about installing memory modules

Larsenex said:





If I get another kit of 8 gig from ANOTHER vendor and its different timings can I put them into the alternate slots and have it work? Say I buy Corsair (9-9-9-9) PC 1600. Would the two kits work against each other since they are different timings? Is this NOT recommended?Click to expand...

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A:Motherboards, Memory, PSU & Other Devices - compatability

I presume then, that although it may be somewhat important to be guided by the Memory QVL (simply because it seems so comprehensive), the Devices QVL can be ignored. Will proceed accordingly.

Frank
 

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A:Is a 1866 memory compatible with an H77 board?

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That is a newly released CPU, so it is not slow. Plus, it is a quad core. If you just do basic computing tasks, the 8GB will allow you to multitask more. Check out this site for what RAM to buy: http://goo.gl/95Yh
 

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circusboy01 said:





I bought two 2GB Memory Ram for my Lenovo IdeaCentre K300. I'm trying to find instructions on how to install them. But all I keep running into is where to buy them. Can anybody give me some easy to follow instructions? I'm hoping it's as simple as opening up the computer looking at the 2 full slots and putting the 2 new ones in the same way. being real careful that you don't bend or break anything. ThanksClick to expand...

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You might gain a little in minimum frame rate depending on the screen resolution/video memory usage, but little else if the CPU is theoretically maxed out with a lower performing GPU.
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A:Adding memory

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A:Problems with ATI 5770 HD Crossfire Performance

Try clean installing the drivers.
1) Uninstall the current drivers with this tool: http://sites.amd.com/us/game/downloads/Pages/catalyst-uninstall-utility.aspx
2) Then reinstall the 13.4 driver after you have uninstalled previous versions with the tool above.

I never go it, what exactly is CAP? Also, isnt it bundled with the drivers now?
 

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A:Memory needed

They were correct, 2GB is the max for your notebook.

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A:How much % performance difference between 8GB 1333 and 1600MHz RAM?

You will see no difference when gaming or doing general computing tasks.




as I m a normal gamer.will I notice it in my gaming time?will % increase if ram size gets big such as 32GB or 16GB?Click to expand...


Will have to elaborate a bit on what you mean. I don't particularly understand what you saying here.
 

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A:Reason for performance decrease since dual monitoring

Hocknose said:





So my question is what part of the card is having the issue, is it the GPU or is it the VRAM or even both?Click to expand...

Both. Although you're still only gaming on one screen so the slowdown shouldn't be too severe (watching videos isn't that GPU intensive). There's many programs out there which lets you check your GPU activity and VRAM usage in programs, personally I use MSI Afterburner.

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Just what exactly do I have to do to get an answer around here?

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Tbh mate I play league of legends on my brothers laptop and I see the same difference I belive its because the laptop is drawing more power then it was actually using I see the difference of 35-42 fps flucuating to a constant 60 fps because of v-sync when it is plugged in so I doubt it is rly any rly problem from your laptop just the power that it uses

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A:RAM usage goes to 80%

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A:I want to improve my PC for gaming

Jools I'm no guru but I doubt your cpu or ram need upgrading. That card is pretty dated (Feb 2008) but is newer than mine. From what I've researched I could play some online games "ok" but probably nothing like serious gamers. Sorry, can't compare any titles as I only collect older games (mostly learn software, etc.). If you haven't already, a site like speedtest.net will tell you if your internet is up to snuff.
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A:It's this temperature normal for processor and games performance?

Slowing down depends on what's happening on-screen, e.g. the FPS during an explosion or a lot of smoke/dust would be lower than normal. But at high temps, thermal throttle would kick in, slowing things down.
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But if you are uncomfortable with those temps (should be, IMHO), refer to the Cooling Guides in my signature for help.

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A:Monitoring usage of two different ISPs on the same PC

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I have gone for two instances of monitoring software.

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A:Improve gaming performance for $100 or less

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First thing I would suggest is a new system, anything with a P4 in it needs to be upgraded to a new platform.
Second thing I would suggest is a dedicated graphics card, if you are using the machine for gaming.

System Requirements




Minimum System Requirements

2 GHz processor
1 GB RAM (Windows Vista and 7 users will want 2 GB of RAM or more)
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6 GB available hard disk space
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Support for DirectX v9.0c or better.
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Click to expand...

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Sworth said:





I am unsure of what memory to get if I upgraded my PC. See attached for pc specs.Click to expand...

If you're talking about RAM, go here http://www.crucial.com/systemscanner/
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