Is Memory booster software worth the money?

Hewlett-packard /
June 10, 2010 at 07:20:25
Specs: Windows Vista, 512
I'm wondering if this memory optimizing software is worth the money to buy it. Will it effectively manage my RAM in a noticeable manner, in others words will I notice performance enhancement on my machine. Also will the Data Eexcution Protection feature of Windows effect Memory Turbo 4.

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June 10, 2010 at 07:48:32
'I'm wondering if this memory optimizing software is worth the money to buy it'
In one word "NO"
you would be wasting your money. You would be better off tweaking your system, start by removing ALL UNNECESARY start-up items.

Don't forget, Vista was a bloatware resource HOG and that's why it was immediately replaced with windows 7.

Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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June 10, 2010 at 08:07:53
You only have 512 meg ram. You should double that at minimum or quaduple it if you want better performance.

This will be money well spent.

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June 10, 2010 at 08:24:43
All Memory Optimizers do is increase your uptime.

Your memory gets fragmented just like a hard drive does which causes wasted memory over time and the memory optimizer will defrag your memory to fix the problem. The funny thing is, you can defrag your memory by simply turning your computer off then back on and you don't need software for that.

So like I said it is only good for those who never turn their computer off or if you are running a poorly written program that has memory leaks.

You best solution is to clean up your computer by uninstalling junk you don't need like Weather Bug or any other programs that run on startup that will consume your memory. Also remember Hard Drive Space is not Memory and simply deleting files on your computer does not free up memory.

I like Wanderers solution which is take the money you where going to use to by a memory optimizer and use it to buy more Memory like another 512MB module or I would go with 3GB if you can afford it.

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June 10, 2010 at 09:11:10
ALL add-on memory optimizers, managers, etc. are unnecessary and will impair performance. Vista does an excellent job of managing memory on it's own and needs no help from external memory managers. Any problems that might exist cannot be improved by an external memory manager.

Vista memory management is criticized by people what have no real understanding of the principles involved. Most people, and that includes many computer professionals, have a hopelessly outmoded concept of how memory is managed in a modern operating system.

In spite of their claims, none of these memory optimizers actually defrag memory. Fragmented RAM has no performance implications and it is impossible for an external memory manager to do anything about it anyway. Defragmenting another applications address space is impossible. What these programs actually do is unnecessary and will almost always impair performance.

Mark Russinovich and David Solomon, both highly esteemed Windows experts, were very critical of these programs in "Windows Internals" 5th edition. This is a Microsoft publication and the most authoritative source of information concerning Windows internals.

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June 10, 2010 at 09:28:36
Just in case I didn't make myself sufficiently clear in my previous post.

Memory management in any modern operating system is extremely complex. Microsoft has devoted an enormous amount of research, development, and testing to this critical Windows component. External memory managers interfere with this highly optimized process with predictable results - impaired performance and stability.

Vista memory management is not perfect, but whatever faults there are cannot be improved by any external memory manager.

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