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Is this program legitimate or hype?

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If you ask me, it's "hype". Years ago when I first started using PC's there was a need for such programs as components didn't work quite so well toether and there were "memory leaks". I don't believe it's needed with today's technology...

 

 

 

 

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"memory leaks" actually have nothing to do with newer hardware that works better together, but are more to do with the way the memory is allocated and used by software running on that hardware, so are still relevant today.

 

a memory leak is when a program or os allocates some memory for a task but then forgets or never frees it back up again to be used by other programs when that task is completed and it doesn't need that memory space any more.

 

as for that program, it's hype and not needed.

 

:b33r:

 

memory leak :- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_leak

 

What are Memory Leaks? :- http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms859408.aspx

 

Preventing Memory Leaks in Windows Applications :- http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/dd744766%28v=vs.85%29.aspx

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"memory leaks" actually have nothing to do with newer hardware that works better together, but are more to do with the way the memory is allocated and used by software running on that hardware, so are still relevant today.

 

a memory leak is when a program or os allocates some memory for a task but then forgets or never frees it back up again to be used by other programs when that task is completed and it doesn't need that memory space any more.

 

as for that program, it's hype and not needed.

 

:b33r:

 

memory leak :- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memory_leak

 

When does the space get freed?

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sorry was adding 2 more links when you made this post.

 

the space should get freed when the program stops needing it, or stops running and always gets freed when the pc is shutdown and restarted.

 

i'd be very very very very very very very very very ( :laughing: ) surprised if you ever ran into a memory leak issue that caused problems on your pc, so programs like that are definitely just hype and not needed. ;)

 

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When does the space get freed?

 

when you restart your system or otherwise force the memory to be released; some software programs are capable of forcing the release of memory but reliance on a system restart is better IMO.

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