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Memory Release

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by tonysi, Jul 18, 2006.

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  1. tonysi

    tonysi Thread Starter

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    I am running an Athlon 2600 with 512 MB RAM and 80 GB drive with 30 GB free. It has recently started using RAM and not appearing to release it. At present it is showing 102 MB free in FreeMem Standard.

    I have run Spysweeper over the ystem - no problems found apart from a few cookies. I have recently run NAV over it with same negative results. The paging fie (= swap file???) is set to 500 MB.

    Eventually the RAM runs right down to about 3 MB and the system grinds to a halt.

    Does anyone have a fix for this problem please
    TIA
    Tony
     
  2. stantley

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    If you have 512 MB, then you really shouldn't need FreeMem Standard, which might be causing the problem. Try setting your paging file to 768MB (both Min and Max) ( 1.5 times 512). Then turn off or disable FreeMem Standard and see if that clears up your problem. Let Windows manage your memory.
     
  3. tonysi

    tonysi Thread Starter

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    No change - uninstalled Me manager and reset paging file size
     
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