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Clearing RAM without restarting computer

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#1 altair05


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Posted 04 June 2010 - 09:07 PM

I usually put my computer into hibernate mode and I know that over time I have to restart the computer to completely clear the RAM, but recently I googled "how to clear RAM without restarting" and this came up.

1. Right click anywhere on your desktop.
2.Point over “New”, then select “Shortcut”.
3.Copy the below line (as it is):

%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks

4.Paste it there & click “Next”.
5.Give it a name like Clear RAM
6.That’s it, run it every time your computer goes slow.

Courtesy of http://www.jaystech.com/2007/12/how-to-clear-your-ram-without.html

Is doing that safe, because I don't want to do anything without checking with an expert first. Thanks in advance!!!

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#2 Sneakycyber


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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:38 PM

There is one problem I can see. 1. If you clear the RAM and there is a running program loaded it will terminate the program (this includes windows system programs) which may cause windows to crash. You shouldn't need to clear your RAM. If you are running out of memory there is a problem. You either have too many background programs running, windows has a memory leak, or you have insufficient memory for the operating system you are running.
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