CleanMem 2.4.0 Description:
The people who will notice the biggest performance increase are ones who don't have a lot of memory installed. (More memory is always better!) The reason is when your system starts getting low on memory Windows will start to move memory to the page file. The page file is ran off your hard drive. The hard drive is the bottle neck of performance on a system. So the slower the drive the slower the system goes as it tries to work with the page file. When you use CleanMem 2.4.0 you help keep the system from using up all its memory. In turn Windows doesn't push anything to the page file, and we avoid the huge slow down from page file usage.
What if you have tons of memory? Should you still use CleanMem 2.4.0?I have 8gb's of memory and I use Windows 7 64bit. I never hit the max memory usage. But I still use CleanMem 2.4.0 to keep the programs memory usage in check. Why?
Think of it this way. Say you have a ton of hard drive space. Would you want your drive full of unneeded files? To the point where your drive is nearly full? Sure I have the space, but why would I want all that crap? The same goes for my memory. I want to make sure the memory is being used in the best way it can. I don't want memory leaks and such using up all the memory. Lots of people feel the memory is a resource and should be used as much as possible. I agree, I just don't want the left over trash is all.
So how does CleanMem 2.4.0 work?
CleanMem 2.4.0 Works by calling a Windows API. CleanMem 2.4.0 doesn't change the working set of a processes. It simply asks Windows to do all the work. So Windows does the trimming, the moving and manages everything. This is why there is never any crashes of programs and any performance hit to the system. To put it short CleanMem 2.4.0 doesn't work against the Windows memory manager, it works with it
The CleanMem 2.4.0 application was designed to be very simple to operate as it will run and clean the memory out of all processes it can, without any user input.
Some facts about CleanMem 2.4.0:
- CleanMem 2.4.0 doesn't work magic on your system. The best thing you could do is get more memory for your system! The goal of CleanMem 2.4.0 is to help keep windows from needing to rely heavily on the page file. Which is located on your hard drive.
- You will NOT notice a night & day performance increase. The users who get the best performance out of CleanMem 2.4.0 are the users who don't have a lot of memory. I know others would yell at them and say "well just buy more memory!" Well not everyone can run out and buy memory. CleanMem 2.4.0 will help them until they do.
- I have one "memory expert" after another tell me one thing and say the other memory people are wrong! It's a war I don't want to fight and that no one will win. The true memory experts are the programmers of Windows, the programmers! And let's face it, they are not going to find their way to my corner of the web
- CleanMem 2.4.0 WILL NOT make your system faster. What CleanMem 2.4.0 does, again, is help avoid the use of the page file on the hard drive, which is where your slow down comes from. There have been users including my self who have noticed a smoother system. A placebo effect perhaps? Who knows. I do know that CleanMem 2.4.0 hurts nothing, and does help, to a point.
- CleanMem 2.4.0 does help with programs that have memory leaks. The memory is pushed to the system cache, not the page file. The system cache is still in memory. And a program can call back what it needs instantly. This is why there is never a hiccup in heavy 3D games as CleanMem 2.4.0 runs. The memory that is not reclaimed is freed and allowed to be taken over after a certain amount of time. The system cache is not a bad thing! and is far better than the page file. Mainly because it has the GB speeds in memory than the MB speeds of the hard drive. (Warning: Memory Terminology in Windows is completely messed up. System Cache could mean something else, perhaps Memory Cache is better? as proof of this confusing way the memory has been labeled in windows, in Windows XP the PF usage in the task manager is actually commit charge, not page file usage)
- The CleanMem 2.4.0 Mini Monitor uses the GlobalMemoryStatusEx API to pull memory and page file commit usage.
News in CleanMem 2.4.0:
- Added a new remote feature. This feature is for pro versions. You can now view the memory and stats from the mini monitor remotely. You can also run CleanMem from the remote viewer. Of course the mini monitor must be running on the remote machine to pull the stats. This works both on local networks and over the internet. You will need to setup a port forwarding rule in your router to view over the internet. Port forwarding guides and help are on PcWinTech.com
- Added a new screen saver that will pull the data from the mini monitor and display it on the screen saver. This is for both free and pro versions. The mini monitor will allow pulling of stats from both the free and pro versions on the local host 127.0.0.1. The free version will only pull the stats available in the free version.
- Added a remote viewer program as well. You can use this to view the mini monitor remotely.
- I have included the source code for both the screen saver and the remote viewer, both in visual basic 6. This way others can build more and better screen savers and remote viewers for the mini monitor. Please let me know if you build one and I will link to it on my site.
- Per user request I have added a global hotkey to reapply the on top setting. This is for when another program calls the windows api to take the top most order (Puts the window on top of all others) Now a person can use a hot key to put the mini monitor back on top without having to go back into the settings and turn it off and back on.