Memory Booster

Submit portable freeware that you find here. It helps if you include information like description, extraction instruction, Unicode support, whether it writes to the registry, and so on.
Post Reply
Message
Author
User avatar
guinness
Posts: 4118
Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:00 am
Contact:

Memory Booster

#1 Post by guinness » Fri Jan 29, 2010 12:17 pm

Added 179 Applications: Portable

-.-
Posts: 325
Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:32 pm

Re: Memory Booster

#2 Post by -.- » Sat Jan 30, 2010 4:48 pm

how good is it? I'll try it later but I'd like to see more opinions on it before i try lol

User avatar
joby_toss
Posts: 2902
Joined: Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:57 am
Location: Romania
Contact:

Re: Memory Booster

#3 Post by joby_toss » Sat Jan 30, 2010 10:40 pm

It is as good as any other of its kind.
But in reality, these softwares don't do much; optimizing memory sounds good though... :)

User avatar
guinness
Posts: 4118
Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:00 am
Contact:

Re: Memory Booster

#4 Post by guinness » Sun Jan 31, 2010 1:29 am

how good is it? I'll try it later but I'd like to see more opinions on it before i try lol
I know for a fact its written in Autoit, so its probably using calling the dll's kernel32.dll and psapi.dll. It works and I like how it will optimise the RAM after a certain threshold.
Added 179 Applications: Portable

User avatar
m^(2)
Posts: 890
Joined: Sat Mar 31, 2007 2:38 am
Location: Kce,PL
Contact:

Re: Memory Booster

#5 Post by m^(2) » Sun Jan 31, 2010 3:46 am

guinness wrote:
how good is it? I'll try it later but I'd like to see more opinions on it before i try lol
I know for a fact its written in Autoit, so its probably using calling the dll's kernel32.dll and psapi.dll. It works and I like how it will optimise the RAM after a certain threshold.
I can assure you that Windows will optimise it better.
Such programs should be used only in very specific cases. Optimisation sounds good. They free memory, indeed. But they are dumb, while Windows is not. In almost all cases it's best to leave it to Windows. Actually I'm yet to meet a case where manual intervention would be helpful.
Image

-.-
Posts: 325
Joined: Mon Oct 06, 2008 4:32 pm

Re: Memory Booster

#6 Post by -.- » Sun Jan 31, 2010 2:48 pm

hm been using it, and i do like it lol. I dont see a big improvement but it makes things a bit smoother

User avatar
webfork
Posts: 7693
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:06 pm
Location: US, Texas
Contact:

Re: Memory Booster

#7 Post by webfork » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:45 am

‬I can‭’‬t tell if it‭’‬s optimizing the system or not so I needed ‬some external‭ ‬verification of the claims of performance increase.‭

The best I could find was a very strong CNet review from April 2012:
http://download.cnet.com/Memory-Booster ... 54009.html

Softpedia claims it works on 64-bit but didn't really speak to the performance increase elements:
http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Memo ... ster.shtml

In any case, I was very‭ ‬impressed‭ ‬by the fact that it uses less than a meg of memory to run a rather‭ ‬complex and‭ ‬detailed UI, and the taskbar CPU usage meter looks sharp.‭ ‬Plus, running the‭ ‬“optimize memory‭”‬ function doesn‭’‬t appear to take more than‭ ‬2%‭ ‬processing power on an old Intel‭ ‬1.8‭ ‬ghz
Supporting Net Neutrality - BattleForTheNet | Why this matters | More from EFF.org

User avatar
guinness
Posts: 4118
Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:00 am
Contact:

Re: Memory Booster

#8 Post by guinness » Sun Apr 21, 2013 7:57 am

I added this when I didn't know much about programming. Actually the program doesn't optimise anything, it just calls the EmptyWorkingSet function against the running processes and from reading around, this can have an adverse affect on the running process. My advice, let Windows deal with memory management, this is what the kernel is designed for.

BrewManNH from AutoIt
EmptyWorkingSet doesn't reduce the memory used, it just pages it to the hard drive, so it's an artificial reduction in memory. Calling it every 5 seconds is pointless, figure out where your memory leak is coming from before you start trying to find workarounds to bad code.

It's like you're building a house on mud, every day it sinks a little bit more unless you jack it up, you're not fixing the problem you're just fixing the symptom, the house is still sinking only you don't see that it's happening anymore. Out of sight out of mind is not good coding practice.
Added 179 Applications: Portable

User avatar
I am Baas
Posts: 4144
Joined: Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:51 am

Re: Memory Booster

#9 Post by I am Baas » Sun Apr 21, 2013 8:06 am

Just updated the entry... all Rizonesoft's applications are available via http://datumza.com/downloads/
Bəəs 2.0

User avatar
webfork
Posts: 7693
Joined: Wed Apr 11, 2007 8:06 pm
Location: US, Texas
Contact:

Re: Memory Booster

#10 Post by webfork » Sat Apr 27, 2013 6:50 pm

guinness wrote:Actually the program doesn't optimise anything, it just calls the EmptyWorkingSet function against the running processes and from reading around, this can have an adverse affect on the running process. My advice, let Windows deal with memory management, this is what the kernel is designed for.
Thanks for the breakdown - I expected as much.
Supporting Net Neutrality - BattleForTheNet | Why this matters | More from EFF.org

User avatar
guinness
Posts: 4118
Joined: Mon Aug 27, 2007 2:00 am
Contact:

Re: Memory Booster

#11 Post by guinness » Sun Apr 28, 2013 12:42 pm

Well I'm more than happy to be told otherwise.
Added 179 Applications: Portable

User avatar
Checker
Posts: 1624
Joined: Wed Jun 20, 2007 1:00 pm
Location: Ingolstadt [DE]

Re: Memory Booster

#12 Post by Checker » Sun Jun 01, 2014 2:55 pm

Rizonesoft191 wrote:I updated Memory Booster to 1.9.5.1955. More information and download here: http://www.rizonesoft.com/freeware/memory-booster.html I am publishing all my freeware under Rizonesoft again. Could you please update the listing on TPFC to reflect all the new information (Including company info and home page). I apologize for all the moving, link and company changes, will try not to change anything again. Thank you for publishing Memory Booster on TPFC in the first place, I truly appreciate it.

Information:
Please update the version number in the title and the new icon also.
Publisher: Rizonesoft
Publisher home: http://www.rizonesoft.com
Version: 1.9.5.1955
Size: 1.78 (Uncompressed)
Page: http://www.rizonesoft.com/freeware/memory-booster.html
Direct Download: http://www.rizonesoft.com/download/file.php?id=2
Thanks ... database updated :wink:

Post Reply