MemTurbo & P2P Sharing

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bohemian

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I've been having lots of trouble running certain programs (mostly games) on my computer. It is subject to crashes when starting up these programs. I've been told this is due to lack of memory, but with 512 mb DDRam, I don't see how this is likely. I heard of this software called MemTurbo, that recovers memory leaks and improves the overall performance of a computer. Can anyone that has used this program comment on its validity? Could it potentially help with my problem? Thanks.

Oh and on a completely unrelated topic. Aside from their names, is there any difference between the P2P sharing programs Kazaa, Grokster, and Morpheus? Is one better/worse than another or are they exactly alike? Thanks again.
 

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Hiya

The crashing can be due to many things, and RAM is one of them. Also, rescources is another, which can be confused with memory, sometimes.

Lets see what you have running:

Go to Run and type MSINFO32
On the left choose Software Enviroment, then Startup Programs. Copy/paste the list here.

Also, go here and download Spybot:

http://tomcoyote.com/SPYBOT/

As for the file sharing programs, Kazaa, Grokster and Morpheus are Spyware p2p programs. You may want to try KazaaLite:

http://www.kazaalite.com/

Or WinMX:

www.winmx.com

Regards

eddie
 

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AIM c:\program files\aim95\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl DALE\Dale Swanton HKU\S-1-5-21-1123561945-1085031214-682003330-1000\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
AIM c:\program files\aim95\aim.exe -cnetwait.odl All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
CMESys "c:\program files\common files\cmeii\cmesys.exe" All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
ctfmon.exe c:\winnt\system32\ctfmon.exe DALE\Dale Swanton HKU\S-1-5-21-1123561945-1085031214-682003330-1000\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
desktop desktop.ini NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM Startup
desktop desktop.ini DALE\Dale Swanton Startup
desktop desktop.ini .DEFAULT Startup
desktop desktop.ini All Users Common Startup
NAV Agent c:\progra~1\norton~1\norton~1\navapw32.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
NvCplDaemon rundll32.exe nvqtwk,nvcpldaemon initialize All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Synchronization Manager mobsync.exe /logon All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
Weather c:\progra~1\aws\weathe~1\weather.exe 1 DALE\Dale Swanton HKU\S-1-5-21-1123561945-1085031214-682003330-1000\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
XupiterToolbarUninstaller c:\docume~1\dalesw~1.dal\locals~1\temp\icd2.tmp\xupitertoolbaruninstaller.exe All Users HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
 
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I have been using MemTurbo II for quite some time and love it. It is programmable so you should be able to customize it to your liking.

As to whether it will be a cure for your particular problem I cannot say.

Regarding P2P software, the only one I would touch is KazaaLite which is free of Ads and Spyware.
 
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I have been using MemTurbo for over 6 months and would not be without it.
I have been using WinMx and am very satisfied with it. No spyware. Some users have had problems setting up using XP. I use ME and have had not problems even with upgrading. Good luck. Gary
 

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Okay, the list...

AIM: AOL Instant Messenger. If connected to the internet, automatically runs up AIM. Convenience more than anything. Available via Start -> Programs. Not needed.

CMESys: Part of Gator advertising spyware, see end.

ctfmon.exe: CTFMon is involved with the language/alternative input services in Office XP. CTFMON.exe will continue to put itself back into MSConfig when you run the Office XP apps as long as the Text Services and Speech applets in the Control Panel are enabled. Not required if you don't need these features

http://support.microsoft.com/suppor...ctfmon&rnk=1&src=DHCS_MSPSS_gn_SRCH&SPR=OFFXP

NAV Agent: Introduced with Norton Anti-Virus 2002 to replace Norton Auto-Protect and Norton eMail Protect. Leaving "Auto-Protect", "E-mail Scanning" and "Script Blocking" enabled doesn't seem to slow the system down.

NvCplDaemon: Intializes the clock and memory settings on nVidia based graphics cards. Disable if you overclock your card

Synchronization Manager: Find more information about its use here. Not needed.

http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/q256/1/39.asp?LN=EN-GB&SD=gn&FR=0

Weather: Weatherbug provides current outdoor temperature in the System Tray, also wheather alerts. Available via Start -> Programs. Not needed.

XupiterToolbarUninstaller: Adware and homepage hijacker. To remove Xupiter go

http://www.xupiter.com/uninstall/



Okay, get rid of Xupiter, and also have a look in AddRemove via Control Panel for Gator. Don't worry if its not there.

Then, download Spybot to remove the references:

http://tomcoyote.com/SPYBOT/

Then, when its all clear, go to Control Panel | Internet Options. Advanced tab.
Under Browsing, look for Enable Install on Demand. Untick, apply and OK.

Then, you can go to Run and type MSCONFIG, startup tab. Uncheck the ones you don't want, apply and restart.


I use WinMX like Gary, however I use it on Win2000 and its very stable. I have a good link here, that many have found works for the setting up of WinMX, if you do go with it.

eddie
 
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