Thanks for the info. I just never heard of this before and it sounded intriguing.
Helps to optimize the performance of physical memory
Helps reclaim lost memory resources and put them to better use.
Helps to recovers RAM leaks from poorly behaved applications.
Helps to manage system memory, the paging file and virtual memory.
You all can say what you want but it does drop memory usage by 5-10% anytime I have used it
And here is a screen shot of Iolo's system mechanic defrag software for harddrive, vista said no fragmentation, h9owever through command prompt it said I had 5% fragmented, 28% for system mechanic with the deep scan, took less than 1 minute to analyze, and it found 422 additional files that were fragmented.
'Defragging' your RAM is the most ridiculous thing ever.
Hard drives need to be defragmented because their access times are FAR greater than RAM. Even even then, it doesn't make that huge of a difference anymore.
But the real reason here is RAM works differently than mechanical disks. There is no actuator arm, spinning platter or heads... no mechanics at all. Accessing different cells in memory is virtually instantaneous because it is done so through electricity. No amount of defragmenting is going to make a effin' difference with that.
It's snake oil....
I still stick by my first post on this thread. Defraggin' RAM is useless. SNGX1275...hillarious, defraggin' a USB drive. :grinthumb
I have a question about diskkeeper.
I installed it (xp home) and it basically replaced the windows defragmenter.
I know I am probably just way to paranoid, but it didn't actually replace it, did it? It just made the shortcuts go to diskkeeper, correct?
I totally agree. Come on think about it!
Re: Defragging RAM
Well, i found this article The Memory-Optimization Hoax by Mark Russinovich. Given his reputation and experience i would accept his as an "authoritative" opinion. The full article is copywrited so can't be reprinted here but you can get what he's saying even just from the opening paragraphs
And a couple interesting, fyis
The Truth about Windows Memory Optimizers
The Great Defrag Shootout. This is someone's attempt at listing all the defrag utils they could find, and their conclusion of "the best" after testing all the freeware utils..
Whoo-Hoo!!! My advice of JK-Defrag Gets a THUMBS UP! Diskeeper = THUMBS DOWN! Get JK-Defrag, it's free and it rocks!
Diskeeoer, too, has a free version. And it works. Even in the background. The end result is the same.
Not sure why Diskeeper got such a bad review, I just put it on and ran it on my drives, it consolidated the free space, so I don't know what that guy was talking about. Maybe HE is doing it wrong.