Memory cleaners, are they safe? (2024)

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SoggyTissue

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I am glad this works for you, sometimes the cleaning of RAM may not have an affect if data is still required to be fetched from a slow hdd.
flushing RAM removes the paging to disk, which can increase load time (due to disk not requiring to write and read at same time (disk drives).

Its basically a flush command that (in all likelyhood) also restricts writing to pagefile. not dangerous at all imo.

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Dunlop0078

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I did a quick google search on the topic and it seems many people are using that tool for the game. Escape from tarkov is known to have a pretty bad memory leak, I guess that program counteracts the leak somehow. I highly doubt it would ever harm the RAM.

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gaborbarla

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Hi Logan,

Generally windows does a lot of caching by reserving memory for recently loaded or frequently loaded pieces of data. This could anything from dlls to textures to whatever was in the RAM previously. So next time windows accesses a common piece of data it no longer goes to the harddrive but to the memory and loads it from there. It actually keeps it in memory which is many times faster than a harddisk and even an SSD. Windows does this even if that file is not currently being used, because it knows that you might want it again from previous usage patterns. Before we continue I just want to say that this is not a bad thing and later versions of windows seem to do it better and better. In general, if you are experiencing this type of issue, you should buy some more RAM, preferably double it. I bought 16gb of RAM even though most people say 8 is more than enough. The reason being is because when I did get 16gigs on my previous setup I immediately felt a speed improvement when I alt tabbed out of games into the desktop. It cant be too good for the game if your PC is already struggling to switch to desktop due to having to reallocate available space from your game to show the desktop and programs.

Memory cleaners bombard your computer with numerous request of high memory allocation forcing other programs to relinquish their reserved memory space and drop cached files in windows. They are quite aggressive and do a decent enough job of freeing up as much RAM as possible for the immediate improvement in some cases, but they might also put quite a bit of extra stuff into your virtual RAM which is part of your RAM being moved onto the Harddisk to be trickled back later into the real memory.

So yes, I would say it is safe to use them in general. At least I never ran into one that is dangerous to use, but you should really just get some extra RAM. I am glad it is helping you, that is awesome and I will mention it to others that stutter in games as a last line of defense.

Cheers,
Gabor

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Logan finch :

So I have been "escape from Tarkov" for a while and during this time my playing this I keep getting freezes and stutters on some maps. (I have 8gb ram ddr3)

I recently installed a memory cleaner that cleans my ram when it goes over 80%, this was recommended online by another player.

Now I am not sure if this is healthy for my ram or not, like being cleaned during the times its running and being used. But it sure as hell works because it removed all freezes and stuttering etc

There's no such thing as a memory cleaner, so delete that sh*t. Windows does the best possible job of managing memory. If you're running into memory limitations, either install more memory or run less stuff in the background.

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Logan finch :

So I have been "escape from Tarkov" for a while and during this time my playing this I keep getting freezes and stutters on some maps. (I have 8gb ram ddr3)

I recently installed a memory cleaner that cleans my ram when it goes over 80%, this was recommended online by another player.

Now I am not sure if this is healthy for my ram or not, like being cleaned during the times its running and being used. But it sure as hell works because it removed all freezes and stuttering etc

"a memory cleaner" ?
And what, exactly, is this supposed to do?

That reminds me, I have to take my car in next week to get the blinker fluid replaced.

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Logan finch :

So I have been "escape from Tarkov" for a while and during this time my playing this I keep getting freezes and stutters on some maps. (I have 8gb ram ddr3)

I recently installed a memory cleaner that cleans my ram when it goes over 80%, this was recommended online by another player.

Now I am not sure if this is healthy for my ram or not, like being cleaned during the times its running and being used. But it sure as hell works because it removed all freezes and stuttering etc

What is this software exactly?

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