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hi, im using 2 gb of memory right now, but 500mb is taken up right off the start, is this normal, or can i free some up
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take off any unnecessary things on your GUI and close any programs that you don't need to run. go to run>msconfig>startup and uncheck the programs you don't want to start. Make sure you know what they are before you uncheck them though.
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A little App called Memturbo is also good for this : http://www.memturbo.com/
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Running services.msc from the Run prompt and disableing the Themes service is just about the ebst thing you casn do to save RAM. (Be warned though, that you'll have the classic Windows look that some call ugly, but you'll probably save 40mb of RAM.) You can also use a program like CachemanXP (or Memturbo that Enterprise mentioned) which makes sure things are removed from RAM after they are done being used.
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I use a program called freeram available here
http://www.download.com/FreeRAM-XP-P...ml?tag=lst-0-1
which is quite good for optimizing ram
And its free
 
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ooh, freeram xp pro is working nicely, thanx rep+ for it bein free
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post #7 of 12
If you want something that's nice and graphical for Controlling Startup and Services I've always used a program called CodeStuff Starter...

CodeStuff Starter

It basically makes MsConfig and Services.msc easy for the noob and faster for an expert
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post #8 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by im_not_an_artard View Post
hi, im using 2 gb of memory right now, but 500mb is taken up right off the start, is this normal, or can i free some up
Sysinternals, ProcessExplorer..that and msconfig.
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I just use msconfig. Also, I run the windows classic look which gives back like 25MBs of RAM.
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post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by CorpussStalker View Post
I use a program called freeram available here
http://www.download.com/FreeRAM-XP-P...ml?tag=lst-0-1
which is quite good for optimizing ram
And its free
yeah, i swear by it to keep my ram free!
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