Best Defrag and Registry Cleaner Utility?

By mretzloff
Jan 18, 2008
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  1. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Thanks for the info. I just never heard of this before and it sounded intriguing.
  2. Blind Dragon

    Blind Dragon TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,048

    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.

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  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    '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.... :)
  4. hulent

    hulent Newcomer, in training Posts: 75

    I still stick by my first post on this thread. Defraggin' RAM is useless. SNGX1275...hillarious, defraggin' a USB drive. :grinthumb
  5. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 1,492

    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?
  6. M0R0NI

    M0R0NI Newcomer, in training Posts: 92

    I totally agree. Come on think about it!
  7. LookinAround

    LookinAround TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 8,358   +167

    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
  8. hulent

    hulent Newcomer, in training Posts: 75

    Whoo-Hoo!!! My advice of JK-Defrag Gets a THUMBS UP! Diskeeper = THUMBS DOWN! Get JK-Defrag, it's free and it rocks!
  9. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Diskeeoer, too, has a free version. And it works. Even in the background. The end result is the same.
  10. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,424   +281

    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.
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