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Quickeyez

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Certain softwares its occupy my ram long after I have exited them. They fail to release my RAM. Any explanation and/or solutions?
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austin_o

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They are ram pigs. Only solution I know of is to reboot. I wouldn't want any such programs in my startup. You could go to start, run and type msconfig and uncheck those ram hogs so they don't start unless you launch them.
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previous poster seems to have wrong idea. programs which don't release RAM after exiting are not the same as startup programs which can easily be prevented from starting with Windows if they are not required. Programs which are used and then closed can be forced to release memory by using a free utility which does away with the inconvenience of a re-boot. One such utility is 'FreeRamXP Pro' here: http://www.yourwares...e.html#framxpro
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can you have that for WINDOWS XP HOME?
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Thanks pip22, your recomended program helped ease my RAM crisis.
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Thanks for the info pip22. I am still learning from reading the forum, which is why I came here in the first place. I checked out that freeware. I will give it a try too.
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Make sure you dont have a lot of startup programs either :tazz:
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Just be aware that this program, like soooo many others, puts itself in the startup menu too, just to help you! I took it out. No need for a program to run unless I want it to.
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