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 Post subject: Easily Flush the Windows Memory Cache
PostPosted: Thu Jul 14, 2011 7:12 am 
Clawhammer
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If you run multiple applications simultaneously in Windows for long periods of time, you probably notice that your system’s performance gradually decreases over time. When you close an application either from within the application or by using the Task Manager, the tasks or threads associated with the application may not all be completely released. This ties up your system’s memory resources and causes your system to become sluggish and possible unstable. You may think that the only way to solve this problem is to reboot your machine. We found an easy way to flush the memory cache without rebooting your computer.

To easily flush the Windows memory cache, you can create a shortcut containing a command that will perform the task. To do this, right-click in an empty area of the desktop and select New | Shortcut from the pop-up menu. The Create Shortcut dialog box displays. Copy and paste the following command into the Type the location of the item edit box on the first screen of the dialog box.

%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks


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 Post subject: Re: Easily Flush the Windows Memory Cache
PostPosted: Sat Jul 16, 2011 8:07 pm 
SON OF A GUN
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For what it is worth, I ran this while I had both task manager and resource manager open. Cached memory actually increased. Your mileage my vary.


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