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TrEzNoR

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what uses ram and what can I do to free up some? Thanks in advance.
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Dwight

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Hi TrEzNor. Look at this

http://computer.hows...rks.com/ram.htm
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Hi TrEzNoR
:help: Welcome to G.T.G basically RAM is an abbreviation for Random Access Memory. RAM is the computer's main memory. The computer uses RAM constantly to temporarily store information while it is working with it. it can also Allow your PC to run faster, you should defrag your PC regular and clean up some your documents folder as there can be old stuff in there that you no longer use also things like old games that are no longer used and only do this if your are confident in what you are doing otherwise ask someone here to help you do that I hope this helps you.


:whistling: Cheyenne 09 :blink:
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normally I post the below when a poster is complaining of a slow running machine, I don't think you need to clear the prefetch in since your computer isn't showing some glitch, but the rest of the steps mentioned will get your machine performing better, also since ram doesn't cost the earth I would think of buying some more, what type of computer do you have, find out if you can add another stick to it, and be sure to add the same type ram since there are quite a few types and speeds and sizes


Time to use your "runbox" to clean your computer,
(all these steps are done with the run box then)

deleting the prefetch files
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runbox command
- press keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: prefetch
- press: enter
(the prefetch folder opens)
- press: ctrl + a
(select all is the same)
- press: shift + del
(deletes without prompt)

disc clean up
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runbox command
- press keyboard buttons:winkey + r
- paste: cleanmgr.exe
- choose drive(normally C: )
- press: enter
(this process can take a long time)

checkdisk
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runbox command
- press the keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: chkdsk /f /r
- press: enter
( black window appears)
- press: Y button
- press: enter
- reboot the comp
(this process is the longest, worse the screen may be
lost before hours later the computer arrives at the welcome screen)

disc defragmenter
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runbox command
- press the keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: dfrg.msc
- press enter
(this process can take a long time)

deleting internet cookies, files and history
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- press the keyboard buttons: winkey + r
- paste in the slot: inetcpl.cpl
- press: enter
- click: delete cookies
- click: delete file
- click: clear history

disable unwanted startups
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runbox command
- press: winkey + r
- paste: msconfig
- press: enter
- click tab: start ups
- keep: the AV and firewall entriies enabled,
- disable: 100% unused or unneeded entries
- Unsure about the start up: http://www.bleepingc...r.com/startups/
(IMPORTANT: enable all startups before running the Hijackthis program)
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I think you guys are digging too deep here...

Hit Ctrl/Alt/Del and in Task Manager select the Processes tab. There you can see what is tying up your memory in real time.
Note: Before you go shutting down processes, it is best to research and see what they do first.
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TrEzNoR

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I have done everything but I don't know about my start up programs or so called processes.
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Try this http://www.netsquirrel.com/msconfig/

I get confused over what does what, I found this very helpful.
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simply put, startups are all those programs that start up before after turning on the computer before you see your desktop screen, some things like your protection should start up whenever you switch on your computer for safety's sake but others things such as microsoft word, or printers only really need to start when you excicute them, disabling them from startup is not deleting them, they will still work when you need them but not before so they won't be running in the background using up the ram

if you go these three keyboard buttons; ctrl atl delete, your computer will show you what processes are running now, as you disable those startups that you don't need you will see them number of prossesses falling but as I pointed out in my last post if you don't know what the start up is please check it with this link:
http://www.bleepingc...r.com/startups/
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TrEzNoR

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ok thanks everyone for the help but there wasn't much in the startups that I could turn off, but I did free up about 50mb of my ram with all your ppls help thanks again.
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