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Hello, does anyone know a good RAM optimiser, that would virtually increase my memory size? I mean through a software, please don't tell me to buy a new RAM. :whistling:.

My memory size is 256 MB, I run WinXP Home with no SPs, over it NOD32 antivirus and ZoneAlarm firewall. I have RAM Idle already, but still looking for something really good.
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Well you could always increase your virtual memory.
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Hello, does anyone know a good RAM optimiser, that would virtually increase my memory size? I mean through a software, please don't tell me to buy a new RAM. :whistling:.

My memory size is 256 MB, I run WinXP Home with no SPs, over it NOD32 antivirus and ZoneAlarm firewall. I have RAM Idle already, but still looking for something really good.


There is no such thing, all these programs that RAM Idle and what do is push stuff out of the memory that Windows ends up having to reload anyway for one reason or another. All you're doing is making your life harder.

You will get far better performance by buying another stick of memory and dumping RAM Idle as it offers no benefit to you.
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RAM optimising/RAM defragging programs are completely overrated.
More often then not they just dump things into virtual memory which makes the PC run slower.

You know you should really install SP2 it does increase security and fix loads of bugs.
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I don't know, I installed SP2 and it ... politely messed up many things on my computer. :whistling:
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But thanks for replys, I have removed RAM Idle. :whistling:
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My memory size is 256 MB, I run WinXP Home

good luck with that...even xp home runs awefull on 256....512 is optimum for all xp versions
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Yeah, while technically enough ram it doesnt like it, even with 512 while it doesnt use it the extra memory is just enouh to give the apps breathing room so to speak.
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What I use, and what seems to work for me is TweakXP from TotalIdea.com. I have it set to optimize my RAM every hour, and instead of having my memory at 620MB free, I've gotten it up to 890MB free. Even if this isn't the best optimization program, I highly suggest it just for the fact that it puts all controls into an easy to use interface, and allows all those little tweaks you never knew about before :whistling:
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I don't know, I installed SP2 and it ... politely messed up many things on my computer.

Better that than no service pack. With no service packs your wide open for a Malware infection.
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Although SP2 errors are largely down to malware infections before hand.
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A technical query: I don't have any SPs, but I have ZoneAlarm (hopefully) set properly, most programs have to ask me for permission to use the Internet, I use NOD32, regularly updated and AdAware run every week with new definition files. Is that enough or should I take some more measures?
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You should install the service packs they are fairly essential.
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