Solved Guide to setting the memory cache in Glary Utilities

Gigabyte / Ga-78lmt-s2p
June 22, 2015 at 17:58:32
Specs: Win 7-64 Home, 8gig
This is a computing aspect I have never completely understood. I use Glary Utilities on a regular basis and it is extremely good in all respects. I have never used the "Memory" tool and I did so without making any reminder notes of the settings I think I may have done some damage because for no reason the PC will hang without warning and I need to restart. I notice too that the PC is sometimes "sluggish" and programme loading can be slow.

None of this may be related to my tinkering and it may be a coincidence and the problems lie elsewhere.

My processor is:AMD FX-4100 Quad-Core
Memory: 8173
OS: Windows 7 Home 64

It's a fairly old machine now and maybe it's just reached end of days however any help and suggestions will be much appreciated.

Regards
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560 SE


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June 23, 2015 at 07:17:42
IMO, a system with an AMD FX CPU, 8GB RAM, a GTX 560 SE, & Win7 x64 is not "old". Aging maybe, but not old.

Derek pretty much covered the slowness possibilities - infection, too many startup apps, overheating, etc. I haven't used Glary in years. I dumped it for CCleaner-Slim. If I'm not mistaken, the memory optimizer changes the virtual memory/page file settings. The general recommendation is to let Windows manage it, but there are plenty of tweaking tutorials out there.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us...

http://www.online-tech-tips.com/com...



#1
June 22, 2015 at 19:40:19
I note your experience with Glary Utilities but on a general basis that type of program has been known to introduce issues.

As malware is so often the cause of slowness I think you should at least run these three safe little freebies on it (used widely on this and security forums). They often find what AV programs miss:

AdwCleaner:
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
(blue Download button near top - not anything else on the page).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Use the "Scan" button, followed by the "Cleaning" button.

Junkware Removal Tool (JRT)
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/dow...
(blue Download button near top - not anything else on the page).
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run JRT. It might appear to have stopped at times or flash the screen but sit tight until it has finished.

MalwareBytes:
http://filehippo.com/download_malwa...
(green Download button top right - not anything else on the page)
Install and Run the program but before doing its Scan go to "Settings > Detection and Protection" and put a checkmark in "Scan for rootkits". Quarantine anything it finds.

If they find anything please copy/paste their logs on here.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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June 22, 2015 at 21:04:53
Thank you Derek, I have those three little gems and they work well... ADW found and cleaned 5 little nasties. I'm sorry I never copied the logs, they may still be available and if so I'll post them.

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#3
June 23, 2015 at 06:43:38
Yep the logs will still be there and posting them tell us what they were about.

Going back to your reported problem, let us know if there is any improvement, which will also give us an idea whether or not malware is/was the major cause

There are various other possibilities, including too many unnecessary background programs running and overheating (dust build up for example). Computer age isn't usually a factor although I have known hard discs to slow down towards the end of their life.

EDIT:
Just noticed your name - one I've seen many times on here as a helper over the years. Sorry if I might have seemed to be talking down to you, not realising who you were.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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June 23, 2015 at 07:17:42
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IMO, a system with an AMD FX CPU, 8GB RAM, a GTX 560 SE, & Win7 x64 is not "old". Aging maybe, but not old.

Derek pretty much covered the slowness possibilities - infection, too many startup apps, overheating, etc. I haven't used Glary in years. I dumped it for CCleaner-Slim. If I'm not mistaken, the memory optimizer changes the virtual memory/page file settings. The general recommendation is to let Windows manage it, but there are plenty of tweaking tutorials out there.

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us...

http://www.online-tech-tips.com/com...


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#5
June 23, 2015 at 08:06:36
I haven't used Glary in years. I dumped it for CCleaner.. Perhaps THIS is the reason for jumping ship.

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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#6
June 23, 2015 at 20:26:57
Lots of tips , and some links... thank you all. No problem Derek I've mucked around with these things for a long time-but I still learn something new every day. I use CCleaner ritually exclusively but there comes a time when more needs to be done and I fall back on Glary. It does a great job generally but this is the first time I've mucked around with memory optimisation, I leave it to windows to do that.

But because my machine seems suddenly sluggish I thought the memory might be the culprit, it seems it may not have been. Unhappily in my wisdom I used CCleaner to clean out the log files and so they are no longer available. However I did clean out the nasties that were found and I believe that may have made a difference to a small extent.

The other thing I did was to scrap Firefox and swap to Chrome (maybe an error (?)) and there is a difference in browser speed for sure.

Thank you XPUser I followed your link and it is one that I actually have already saved to the drive for reference.

Thank you riider for your links, both very useful but I'm blowed if I can get the drift of this optimisation thing but I'm working on it.

I'll keep you posted

Regards


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June 24, 2015 at 20:16:05
I borrowed a utility disk from a friend of mine(Tech Tools) and I ran that. It did find a fair few errors which it apparently "fixed". I don't hold much with these wonder fixers but now I am being plagued with a x07e blue-screen and apart from the fact that I'm not sure how to deal with it I also don't know how to recover the dump file to show here.

This is the is the print screen: <img src="http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v504/ewen/Capture_zpslgxewhia.jpg" border="0" alt=" photo Capture_zpslgxewhia.jpg"/>

LATE EDIT: I found the minidump and here it is:

==================================================
Dump File : 062515-39452-01.dmp
Crash Time : 25/06/2015 11:49:30 AM
Bug Check String : SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
Bug Check Code : 0x1000007e
Parameter 1 : ffffffff`c0000005
Parameter 2 : fffff800`03ab7b60
Parameter 3 : fffff880`098a2958
Parameter 4 : fffff880`098a21b0
Caused By Driver : watchdog.sys
Caused By Address : watchdog.sys+5d66b90
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : x64
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+6cb60
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\Windows\Minidump\062515-39452-01.dmp
Processors Count : 4
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 7601
Dump File Size : 352,263
Dump File Time : 25/06/2015 11:54:38 AM
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#8
June 25, 2015 at 09:29:22
After you ran those Tech Tools you got the blue screen errors. My advice would be to uninstall them and do a System Restore to before that were run because it seems like they screwed things up - often the case with that type of program.

Memory optimization in Windows 7 is good, and best left to MS.

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