Originally posted by NightHawk_450 When I exit a game, under running windows XP prof, I need to reboot in order to use my machine effienctly. My whole computer slows down to a 486....Can someone help me???
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 tried this after running a intense program, then watched the task manager; memory recovered it self.
I would suggest a couple programs.
O & O CleverCache Pro http://www.sofsol.co.nz/p0002085.htm
I use this program and it works great at utilizing memory for games and then balancing necessary memory when restoring back to the desktop without loosing memory that is still stuck in your games video card memory.