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clean memory Says, in 3-19-2008 at 14:04:50     

Thanks for your suggestion and I think trying this would increase my PC performance and remove all unwanted memory space of my PC. I have listened somewhere that there are some database codes even to increase the pace. Is it true, how far.

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Larry Miller Says, in 7-22-2009 at 20:23:43     

Actually XP is very good at memory management. Some people who really understand how it works have described it as brilliant.

Unfortunately, it is very much misunderstood. A prime example is the above command. It was never designed to free memory and does not actually do that. XP is more than capable of doing that on it’s own without any user intervention.

By default XP has a number of system maintenance tasks that by default are run every 3 days. These run during idle time and normally do not impair performance. The command above runs these tasks immediately. This may mean high disk and CPU usage for up to 15 minutes.

I have tried this comand with Task Manager open. Memory usage went up while running and did not fall after completion. The memory that had been shown as available was now in the system cache. This is the correct behaviour and what was expected. But not at all as the author describes.

Larry Miller
Microsoft MCSA

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Mathijn75 Says, in 2-22-2010 at 15:30:35     

Maybe it works, maybe not. But in my case it worked.
And I really don’t understand how Mr. Miller can say that Windows XP is brilliant in Memory management. It is really terrible.
Often I see a windows XP message that the system has not enough memory. When I take a look in the task manager I see a lot of memory available (more than 1 Gig). Don’t understand why Windows XP is annoying me with these kind of messages. Also our computer supplier told me that it is a kind of bug in windows XP. But if these kind of bugs are “brilliant” for Microsoft, then I hope that they once see the light and create a superlative for “brilliant”

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victor Says, in 2-19-2011 at 19:12:47     

F*** You Lammy Miller, who are you? a men who knows things that people on Microsoft do about 30 years ago?

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