Memory Issues

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Demonsaint, Sep 25, 2002.

  1. Demonsaint

    Demonsaint Guest

    Win xp is gobbling up my memory. Have 320megs, system cache is living off half. Tweakxp will force dump of dll's to get me at 256 useable. But this only lasts to reboot. Any way to stop XP from holding dll's at bootup?????:confused:
  2. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

    new york
    all of your ram is usable, released as needed, and released quuite well
  3. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    See if this helps>
    Unload .dll's to Free Memory

    Windows Explorer caches DLLs (Dynamic-Link Libraries) in memory for a period of time after the application using them has been closed. This can be an inefficient use of memory.

    1. Find the key [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer].
    2. Create a new DWORD sub-key named 'AlwaysUnloadDLL' and set the default value to equal '1' to disable Windows caching the DLL in memory.
    3. Restart Windows for the change to take effect.

    I don't know if it works or not.