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    Quote Originally Posted by ThunderStick View Post
    Anyway.. I know ram will help just wondering if there were any other tweaks or ideas.
    The link in my last post is full of "tweaks & ideas"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ThunderStick View Post
    Wow thanks for all the help.
    Recently I stepped down system wise. Went from a Dell with a P4 2.8ghz and 1gb of ram to my laptop. The dells I was using kept popping capacitors and it gets annoying after a while. Once a month I was replacing caps on the stupid things.
    Anyway.. I know ram will help just wondering if there were any other tweaks or ideas.
    Ive been pouring money in to my car lately and just need to slow the spending.
    Preloading screens would probably help a little, ill keep working on this seems like a me issue.
    Thunder,

    Another thing you can try that may or may not help, is to make a memory dump shortcut. What it will do is release any used memory from any idle processes that may be running. It is sort of a band-aid for slower systems but it might help some.

    to make one...

    1. right-click on your desktop and click "new"

    2. then click "shortcut"

    3. Next a dialog box will come up asking for a location. Type "%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks" (leave the quotes out).

    4. Click "next" and name your shortcut. For example I name mine Memory Dump.

    5. Click "finish" and a new Icon should be on your desktop with the name you gave it.

    As a side note you can change that icon's appearance to suit your tastes.

    From there whenever you think things are getting sluggish, you can click that icon and the computer will clear the memory from all the idle processes running on the pc hopefully freeing up a little ram that RideRunner can put to use.
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    Quote Originally Posted by toyotatyrant View Post
    Thunder,

    Another thing you can try that may or may not help, is to make a memory dump shortcut. What it will do is release any used memory from any idle processes that may be running. It is sort of a band-aid for slower systems but it might help some.

    to make one...

    1. right-click on your desktop and click "new"

    2. then click "shortcut"

    3. Next a dialog box will come up asking for a location. Type "%windir%\system32\rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks" (leave the quotes out).

    4. Click "next" and name your shortcut. For example I name mine Memory Dump.

    5. Click "finish" and a new Icon should be on your desktop with the name you gave it.

    As a side note you can change that icon's appearance to suit your tastes.

    From there whenever you think things are getting sluggish, you can click that icon and the computer will clear the memory from all the idle processes running on the pc hopefully freeing up a little ram that RideRunner can put to use.
    Check your sources....It actually does quite the opposite. Theres an article on this that microsoft pulled when they stopped distributing bootvis.

    processidletasks sends a system wide event that the processor is idle. Any programs that do things while idle will then load up and perform their task (aka memory usage will increase). Many of these functions run hourly or every other day...and do so at a lower priority so it really has no effect.

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    I figure pre-loading screens is probably the best option..
    Thanks for the help
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    Quote Originally Posted by toyotatyrant View Post
    Thunder,
    Another thing you can try that may or may not help, is to make a memory dump shortcut. What it will do is release any used memory from any idle processes that may be running. It is sort of a band-aid for slower systems but it might help some.
    Hehe...my RRMedia has this builtin and been there since the begining, every ~5mins it dumps unused mem...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue ZX3 View Post
    Hehe...my RRMedia has this builtin and been there since the begining, every ~5mins it dumps unused mem...
    What does that have to do with Thundersticks pc running slow? I think we should be working toward helping him out instead of advertising plugins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue ZX3 View Post
    Hehe...my RRMedia has this builtin and been there since the begining, every ~5mins it dumps unused mem...

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    Check your sources....It actually does quite the opposite.
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    Well, seeing that in my case the main RRMedia exe is basically an event driven app. It sits idle until its told to do something and if was the case that one or more events occurred by the next ~5 min interval, it will dump any excess empty working mem to free it up for what ever else may need it.

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    Oh! One I forgot to mention.....

    Add:

    ScreenRefresh=1

    to the RR.ini.

    This changes RR from updating the screen once every second, to 1/10th of a second. This may or may not help, as it could actually slow down a slower PC. If it does seem to slow down, try ScreenRefresh=5 and so on.

    On the other hand, if it's a decent system, it makes RR FLY!
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