RAM Optimization Software
by ryanseeley - 1/4/07 10:07 AM
Does RAM Optimization software (e.g FreeRamXP etc.) really speed up machines , or does it just stick background stuff onto the hard drive's virtual memory/ page file, freeing up physical memory to be used on a foreground application.
I've heard good things about this kind of software. However, my hard drive is slow (even though I defrag it every week). Therefore, I want to minimize the amount of info read to and from the hard drive to speed up the machine.
My machine has 1.2 Gigs of DDR 2700 Ram. I only use it to run Word, Outlook and Explorer.
Do I really need software that "frees up RAM" by putting some processes in my (slow) virtual memory? Or is there software that I can use that will force everything to be put into my physical memory (which given my low usage, there is plenty of).