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September 3rd, 2001

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09:04 pm - i'mmmm mellllltttttiinnnggggggg
via the resource meter, i have discovered that every time i open a window in IE and then shut it, my GDI resources goes down 1%. that may not seem like much, but over the course of a night it gets detrimental to my computer not hating me..
np: Moby - Honey (rmx)

(9 shots upside the head | en garde!)


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Date:September 4th, 2001 12:55 am (UTC)
and where sir would i find such an item?
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Date:September 4th, 2001 01:40 am (UTC)
How about here? =) MemTurbo is something a friend of mine (l33t h4>< d00d) uses.
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Date:September 4th, 2001 05:43 am (UTC)
heh, i was gonna link to that.. memturbo is good.
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Date:September 4th, 2001 07:13 am (UTC)
Indeed! Aside from defragging RAM you can dump the contents of RAM and other fun stuff, can't you? Plus it shows you how much RAM is in use and other fun things.
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Date:September 4th, 2001 07:14 am (UTC)
indeed. it's good at freeing up unused ram, or dumping ram contents to virtual memory, etc, depending on how much you need. with 512mb, i do pretty well, but it's still useful. :)
Date:September 4th, 2001 06:55 pm (UTC)
Pardon my intrusion. There are a lot of myths around so-called Memory defraggers: YOU DON'T NEED THEM. Not if you run Windows 95 or 98. And certainly not if you run Windows ME or 2000.


I'm not going into technical details but instead let someone else explain it (probably better than I ever can explain (sp/gram.)): The Rainmaker Redux. It has a special section on MemTurbo too.

You may also check up some articles on UseNet. And sorry to say it constantly (for Windows, OK?): a reboot really helps so once in a while [grin].

[...AAGH! The discussion continues...]
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Date:September 4th, 2001 10:10 pm (UTC)
ermm.. so what do you suggest i do to make my computer less stupid?
Date:September 5th, 2001 05:15 am (UTC)
Ask yourself if:

- Do I know what has been installed on my computer
- Do I know what changes has been made to my computer's configuration?
- What processes are started when you boot-up?
(check the CurrentControlSets, win.ini and system.ini. Heck, even your autoexec.bat can be filled with garbage).
- Do I have too many fonts installed? And why?
- Do I still use any 16-bit applications?

If you run Win98, get a program that shows you wich processes are running (or on Win 2000, press Control+Alt+Del -> Processes) and which one is taking up too much memory (there are a lot freeware process/module trackers, I think Win95 also has WPS.exe somewhere).

Microsoft also has a 'registry cleaner' program somewhere. Helps so once in a while. I think Win 98 allows you to 'restore' several important files. Also in your Win 98 sys dir is something called the registry back-up ({System}/SysBackup/rb*.cab): so every change made to the registry can be easily reverted.
More tips?

Get to know your computer. You're in charge. Not somebody else's program :-).


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