Free up system memory/resources with having to reboot!


Free up system resources without having to reboot your Windows system!


This question was answered on January 15, 2000. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Anyone that has used Windows has, whether they know it or not, run into resource problems that usually can only be cleared up by restarting your computer Regardless of how much physical memory that you have installed, you can easily deplete your system resources just by opening and closing programs This is why your computer tends to slow down as you use it and it runs best just after a fresh start A crafty lad by the name of Mark Thompson has created a program called MaxMem that will allow you to free up system memory without having to restart your computer!

Here is Mark's explanation of system memory:

In Windows there are basically two types of memory: physical and page Now physical memory is pretty easy to understand, it's how much RAM you have installed in your computer, so if your system has 64

megs of RAM, that really is just 64 megs of physical memory The other type, page memory, is actually a file on your harddrive that the computer can save physical memory to periodically As you can probably guess, page memory is not nearly as fast as physical memory, and that's the reason your computer starts to run slower As you run more programs that don't free up resources properly, they use up more and more physical memory, leaving less and less for other programs to use What MaxMem does is forces the system to always have certain amounts of physical memory available, and ensures that it never drops below that amount Also, when your machine is idle for an extended period of time, you can have MaxMem automatically free up a larger percentage of the system memory; this is great for servers or other systems that stay up for extended periods of time.

We have installed and tested the program and highly recommend it to anyone having to constantly reboot to clear resources/memory!

You can download it at:

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Posted by Ken of Data Doctors on January 15, 2000