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CleanMem question
« on: January 04, 2009, 05:04:30 PM »
I have a simple question regarding CleanMem. I notice that while it reduced the memory usage of individual programs the overall memory usage stays the same. For example, before running CleanMem just now I had 541MB of RAM usage with Firefox using 141MB and Thunderbird using 67MB. After running CleanMem the memory usage was 542MB with Firefox using 18MB and Thunderbird using just over 1MB. The question is why is the total RAM usage the same even though many programs are now using less?

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Re: Cleanmem question
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2009, 07:14:00 PM »
It shouldn't be. When watching with task manger keep an eye on the the available memory. you will notice it keeps climbing. You should see a quick increase and then it will slowly climb higher for a little bit. After all it is windows doing all the work.

What are you using to watch your memory? just the windows task mgr?

But with firefox and thunderbird returning so much memory there shouldn't be any reason why you wouldn't see the memory available rise. I am very curious to why yours isn't.

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I have been watching memory
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2009, 07:30:34 PM »
I have been watching memory with the task manager. Even when I am not running Firefox I notice the same thing happening with explorer.exe - it's memory usage is reduced by CleanMem but the overall memory usage stays the same.

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would you be willing to send
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2009, 07:42:02 PM »
would you be willing to send me a screen shot of the task manger before and after?

Also which section are you watching in the task mgr?

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Its working fine now. I just
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2009, 08:54:41 PM »
Its working fine now. I just needed to look at the Performance tab on the task manager to see what was actually happening.  :-)

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Good to hear! If you ever
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2009, 08:59:01 PM »
Good to hear!

If you ever need anything else just ask.

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Good to hear! If you ever
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