View Full Version : clearing and refreshing your memory

08-18-2007, 02:08 AM
Is there anything i can do to clear and refresh my memory easy (have 2 gig in computer). After leaving some big games if i use yahoo or msn messenger when i go to shut them down they stay stuck and wont close. I need to go into "Task manager" then into "view" and hit "refresh now" to free things up.

08-19-2007, 03:40 PM
man' it's my life story i tried many programs my self like memory booster and things like this but no good they saying these kind of programs can affects your memory badly

08-21-2007, 12:17 PM
Try to use a memory optimizer.
I recommend you CachemanXP or Memory Washer to boost your PC's Ram performance.

08-27-2007, 10:52 PM
Here's the easiest "One-click" way to clear your memory (in Windows) anytime you want...

Right-click your desktop -> New -> Shortcut

In "Type the location of the item:", type:

%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks

Click Next, type any name for the shortcut, then click Finish.

That's it. Just double click that shortcut whenever you want to clear your memory and your PC will be running fast again without restarting it.


08-27-2007, 11:27 PM
Good tip I'll have to check that out.


08-28-2007, 12:38 AM
i will try that thanks for your reply

08-28-2007, 12:55 AM
Try CrapCleaner (http://www.ccleaner.com) its a free utility that deletes a shit load of useless files and cleans up lots of memory. If you need something more powerful, there is WindowWasher (http://www.webroot.com). Its not free, but does a little more. In my experience, however, CCleaner does enough.

Theres a whole lot of memory optimization tools too. You can try O&O CleverCache (http://www.oo-software.com) which is pretty good but not free.

If you want to see if there are any big files you can delete check out WinDirStat (http://www.windirstat.info). It gives a graphical view of your harddrive so you can see where space is being eaten up. Best of all, its free.

Lastly, a nice defrag always helps. Three of the best defraggers are PerfectDisk, O&O Defrag, and DiskKeeper.

Something Else
08-28-2007, 10:58 PM
CCleaner is good. If your windows starts slowing down, I find CTRL-ALT-DEL then Kill explorer.exe works well. Then just go to 'new process and type: explorer.exe
It's almost like restarting ;)

08-29-2007, 02:34 PM
I make a point to run CCLeaner, Tuneup Utilities 2007, Ad-aware 2007, Spybot Search and Destroy and then Defrag and make a restore point. I do this everyday usually before going bed lol.