Cached and free memory?

From general questions to the harder advanced user topics you will find them here!

Cached and free memory?

Postby DJ Tucker » Tue Feb 12, 2013 8:56 am

ok so one thing i know is that vista is good at memory managment. total 4096mb, cached 3226mb, free 50mb and used 1176mb. however, i use IOBIT SmartRam to help free memory. when i click smart clean it only grabs memory from applications that windows says it don't need. however if i click deep clean all cached memory has become free memory and the cached memory slowly increases back to before. so in saying this do i need smart ram?
Annihilator 1.0v
Processor: Intel Core i5 3570k @ 4.4Ghz With Zalman 9900max Cooler
Memory: 8192MB Corsair Vengeance Pro 1800Mhz 9-9-9-21-1T
Hard Drive: 500GB Samsung Spinpoint F1
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 785/2200
Monitor: Bush 24" 1080p TV
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Motherboard: ASRock Extreme 6 Z77
Case: Coolermaster HAF 932 with Corsair GS800 Watt PSU
Keyboard: Sumvision Nemesis Kane Pro
Speakers: Logitech Z313
User avatar
DJ Tucker
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
 
Posts: 831
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:52 am
Location: My House At The End Of My Street

Re: Cached and free memory?

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:14 am

Just curious... Why even mess with it? Looks like you have a ton of free memory, so not sure what you are gaining by doing any of that.
Find us on Facebook to discover the faces behind the names!
Follow Me on Twitter!
User avatar
Apoptosis
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 32961
Joined: Sun Oct 05, 2003 8:45 pm
Location: St. Louis, Missouri

Re: Cached and free memory?

Postby DJ Tucker » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:28 am

sometimes when i finish playing a game i lose some memory. well the system seems to use it for some reason. i enter the game with 2900mb free and finish the game to desktop with 2500mb free. i know thats plenty free but when running the program it always brings it back up to 2900mb :)
Annihilator 1.0v
Processor: Intel Core i5 3570k @ 4.4Ghz With Zalman 9900max Cooler
Memory: 8192MB Corsair Vengeance Pro 1800Mhz 9-9-9-21-1T
Hard Drive: 500GB Samsung Spinpoint F1
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 570 785/2200
Monitor: Bush 24" 1080p TV
Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
Motherboard: ASRock Extreme 6 Z77
Case: Coolermaster HAF 932 with Corsair GS800 Watt PSU
Keyboard: Sumvision Nemesis Kane Pro
Speakers: Logitech Z313
User avatar
DJ Tucker
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
 
Posts: 831
Joined: Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:52 am
Location: My House At The End Of My Street

Re: Cached and free memory?

Postby kenc51 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:51 pm

Unused memory is unused........

It's there to be used
User avatar
kenc51
Legit Extremist
Legit Extremist
 
Posts: 5165
Joined: Thu Jun 23, 2005 1:56 pm
Location: Dublin, Republic of Ireland

Re: Cached and free memory?

Postby egloeckle » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:31 am

kenc51 wrote:Unused memory is unused........

It's there to be used


I wish I could 'like' or upvote posts on this forum...
User avatar
egloeckle
Mr Awesome
Mr Awesome
 
Posts: 253
Joined: Wed Sep 28, 2011 11:48 pm


Return to Memory Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests