Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cleanmem 2.4.2 Portable by Evan

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 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.

Why use CleanMem
To make sure the memory is being used in the best way it can and avoid 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. however, eliminating , the left over trash is generally a good idea.

So how does CleanMem work?
CleanMem Works buy calling a Windows API. CleanMem 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 doesn't work against the Windows memory manager, it works with it.

Cleaning of the File Cache is now disabled by default. There are times where cleaning it helps improve performance and sometimes it doesn't depending what the system is doing at the time. So best to let the user decide to have it enabled.
Added a new menu option to the mini monitor to manually clean the file cache. This new option is part of the free and pro versions :-)
CleanMem and all of its exe's are now terminal services aware.