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I just did my first system defrag and it looks pretty to see no red and all blue (contiguous) files in the after report. It may also be in my head, but it seems my PC (which is less than, what, three weeks old?) is running better! I only used 17% of my HDD space (20 GB or so), so I think that's pretty good.

Anyway, I've heard of a program called Diskkeeper that works better than defrag, as well as memory defragging.

1. Is Diskkeeper really better, and why? Should I get it?

2. What is memory defragging, and is it as important as regular defragging?
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Yeah, diskkeeper is supposed to be much better than the windows defragger. I tried it about a year ago and I noticed a decent difference from the windows defrag. Im not sure if its worth all the money, but it does do a good job.
post #3 of 9
You can also check out O&O Defrag as well... Does a decent job...
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make sure you defrag your hd's at least once a month, or after a huge download or program install...only takes a couple minutes and it makes sure your files are kept in order and running efficiently
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The high end defrag progs put the OS on the fastest part of the HD to improve performance!
    
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No info about memory defrag?
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post #7 of 9
you dont need to defrag your memory....everytime you shut off your computer your memory is cleared...
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Eh, alright. I could've swore I saw someone mention memory defragging before, which was different from just shutting off the computer.
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post #9 of 9
You might be thinking of page file defragging. Which can be done. Page file is used when most of your memory is used up and is a secondary form of data retrieval, it is much slower.
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