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RAM Recovery

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by MonoxideChil, Jun 24, 2002.

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  1. MonoxideChil

    MonoxideChil Thread Starter

    Jun 23, 2002
    Got a few questions on RAM recovery programs...

    1) What do they do? Besides recover RAM :p

    2) Are they worth getting?

    3) If they are worth getting which one should I invest in?

    Thanks in advance
  2. Styxx

    Styxx Banned

    Sep 8, 2001
    There are several freee ram recovery applications on http://www.download.com. You wouldn't want to buy one, they're not that effective.

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  3. slipe


    Jun 27, 2000
    With the RAM recovery programs you set a point where it will recover RAM. Say you tell it to keep 30% of your RAM available. When over 70% of your RAM is in use the memory recovery program makes a high priority RAM call as if it was a program needing the RAM and then it releases the RAM. Now you have 30% of your RAM free as you told it.

    All of these programs are vestiges of Win95. Win95 would use RAM for the cache and then not give it back when programs needed it. They fixed the problem in Win98 and the RAM recovery programs are something you don’t want to install.

    People look at their available RAM in system monitor or some simple monitor program and see that they have only 3Mb of available RAM. They think they are running out of RAM and that they need to somehow recover it. A good part of the used RAM is likely being used by Windows for cache and is available instantly for programs.

    Most of the time the memory manager programs just dump the cache. It slows you a little but isn’t a big deal. If you are using a RAM intensive program like Photoshop however, the memory managers will butt heads with the program and take memory away, causing you to make premature writes to the hard drive and slowing you considerably.

    If you don’t have Win95 on your computer avoid the Mem/RAM/Turbo/Boost things like the plague. Especially avoid Cacheman. It now will screw up your RAM like the traditional RAM recovery programs and retains its original role of screwing up your vcache.
  4. nineismine


    Apr 2, 2002
    I ahve Dr Salsman power tools on my computer and it come with a ram recovery tool. I like it. I think it works great. I just pull it up when I'm having alot of slowdown and ytell it to recover my ram and all of a sudden I'm running smoothly again. I tried mem turbo and didn't like that one however it seemed to be slowing my computer down.
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