How to optimize memory management in Windows XP, improve the efficient use of memory, increase running speed as much as possible, is our concern. Here are several computer skills in the Windows operating system, to improve memory use efficiency and optimize memory management.

1.Change the page file location

Its main purpose is to maintain the continuity of virtual memory. Because the data on hard disk is read by the magnet head in magnetic material, the page file on the hard disk is in different areas,  magnet head would jump again and again naturally not conducive to efficiency. And the number of file in system partition, virtual memory is certainly not continuous, so to put it on the other partition. Change the page file location is: Right-click on the "My Computer", select "Properties → Advanced → Performance Settings → Advanced → Change the virtual memory", choose the drive you want to change the column to the location. It is noteworthy that, after moved the page file, delete the original file (the system will not automatically delete).

2.Change the page file size

Changed the page file location, we can make some adjustments to its size. Adjustments we need to pay attention, do not set the maximum, minimum page file to be equivalent. Memory will usually not really be"stuffed", it reaches a certain level of reserves in the memory automatically move a part of the data into the hard drive. Minimum page file is larger the proportion is lower,the speed of implementation is slower.The maximum page file is the limit sometimes open a lot of programs, the minimum page file and memory are "filled", it will automatically overflow to the maximum page file. So set the two equivalent is unreasonable. Under normal circumstances, the minimum page file was set smaller, so the memory can store more data as possible,the efficiency is higher.Maximum page file is set too bigger to avoid a "full" situation.

3.Disable the page file

When have the memory more than 512MB , the  role of page file will is no longer significant, so we can disable it. Like this: in order to enter the Registry Editor "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/System/CurrentControlSet/ControlSession/ManagerMemoryManagement", set "Disable Paging Executive" option value to "1" .

4.Clear the page file

In the same location, there is a "ClearPageFileAtShutdown ", set the value to "1". By "clear" refers to the page file is not completely removed the pagefile.sys file from your hard drive, but it is cleansing and neatening, so to prepare the better use of virtual memory for the next time you start Windows XP.

5.Monitor the memory

No matter how much the system memory is will always be run out. Although the virtual memory exists, but as the speed of reading and writing the hard drive can not compare with the speed of memory, so using memory, we must always monitor the memory usage. Windows operating system provides a system monitor, you can monitor memory usage. Generally speaking, if only 60% of the memory resources are available,then you have to adjust the memory, otherwise it will seriously affect the computer speed and performance.

6.Timely release memory space

If you find that the system is running out of memory, we should pay attention to release memory. The so-called release memory, that is release memory-resident data from the memory. Release the memory the most simple and effective method is to restart the computer. In addition, shut down the program is not used temporarily. If you have to pay attention to the clipboard image data stored is to take up a lot of memory space. Then just cut and paste several words, you can put in the clipboard memory obliterated the original image, thus it release a lot of memory .

7.Optimize data in memory

In Windows,the more the data in memory-resident is,the more memory resources are taken up . Therefore,  do not set the desktop shortcut icons and taskbar too much. If the memory resource constraints, can consider to minimize the use of the backgroud memory-resident programs. Usually in the operation of the computer, do not open too many files or windows. Prolonged use of computer, if do not restart the computer, the data in the memory array is likely due to more confusion, resulting in performance degradation. Then you should consider to restart the computer.

If you use Windows 7 you could see How to Tweak The Windows 7 Performance.

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