XP Task Manager commit charge size grows

Microsoft Windows xp professional w/sp2
January 10, 2010 at 13:22:27
Specs: Windows XP
When i start my computer the commit charge is about 300/2423 mb. As I open programs the commit charge grows--but it does not shrink when I close them.

I've seen answers to this question that say "clear the junk out of your startup." Done.

I've seen answers to this question that say "Don't worry, Windows XP is smart enough to manage memory without your interference." However, as the commit charge grows, performance drops--eg coding a dvd takes about 2x longer, games load and play slower.

How can I clear memory without restarting?

Windows XP Pro
AMD athlon 64 3000
asus a8v deluxe
asus n6600 agp 256
1 gb ram


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#1
January 10, 2010 at 13:53:58
How can I clear memory without restarting?

Search the web for a program called "Ram Idle".
Many places to download free.
It displays current free RAM in the System Tray.
Also you can right click the icon to free up any
amount of RAM.
I use a Beta version I got some years ago, and
has a Memory Usage of 2,888k.
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http://support.microsoft.com/defaul...
Computer Speed and Performance May Decrease

When you open, then close programs,
programs may not free up RAM memory.
That is called "Memory Leak".
Restarting computer will clear out its RAM memory.
OR
install more RAM memory.


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#2
January 10, 2010 at 14:28:07
I have seen this ...

Have you also seen THIS 2003 TechRepublic Tutorial that deciphered the mysteries of commit charge in the realm of Task Manager page file usage data?

i_Xp/Vista/W7User


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