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Lon David

System Mechanic memory management FSX

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Hey gents:

 

I bought System Mechanic many moons ago and promptly dumped it due to its proclivity for trashing window's voice recognition software.  For those of us with VOXATC, FS2Crew etc. a full reinstall of Windows and FSX was required to repair System Mechanic's damage.  HOWEVER.........

 

I no longer use Voice Recognition software with FSX (or anything else for that matter).  Too many instances of my better half staring at me strangely as I muttered to myself in my monitor-illuminated man cave.  I recently therefore re-installed System Mechanic , not for FSX, but to handle all the crud and accumulated detritus that comes to any computer as time goes bye.  AND.....

 

I noticed the new System Mechanic has a memory scavenging module that supposedly "rescues"  unused memory locked in software.  I know, I know, there is no method of freeing unused memory from FSX, it just can't be done.  Try, for example flying from Orbx PAJN to Orbx YBCS in the 777 PMDG using REX textures, ASN, Orbx Global, Orbx Vector, PNW and OZ Orbx scenery installed.  I am doing so now.  I checked my memory usage over Papua New Guineau, should be around 2.6, 2.7 gigs AND IT IS...

 

1.5 gigs!  What is even stranger, hit escape, go back in after a few minutes and memory usage reads .4 gigs and gradually builds back to 1.5.  Landing in YBCS memory used will be back to about 2.1 gigs,  approximately  where it was departing PAJN.  I have replicated this several times on different routes.  I find it hard to believe. 

 

So, in short it appears that, unless FSX has somehow magically evolved on my PC alone, System Mechanic should pretty well eliminate OOMS in FSX.  Just be aware, however, that System Mechanic will do other things to your PC as well, and if you ever want to run voice recognition software, stay far away.

 

Lon Duncombe

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You know can turn off various features of System Mechanic don't you? So no more automatic features .....

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I suggest you do a bunch of searches about so called memory managers before allowing one on your system.

 

Consensus that I have seen is to avoid them.

 

Vic

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It is my understanding that windows does a pretty good job of managing itself.

It is doubtful that a second process can have any real effect on another process's memory pool.

What I believe most memory managers are doing is simply reshuffling the system's free memory pool that is available to all processes for dubious gains...

 

That being said a good emergency boot disk with a few good utilities is a must have.

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I would be glad to provide screen shots.  It recovers unused memory in FSX, at least for me, without question.  OOMs are a thing of the past.How,  I have no idea. :huh:

 

It also trashes Window's voice recognition software so that's a big downside for those of us with VOXATC FS2Crew etc.

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wouldn't touch that kind of thing myself.

CCleaner is all I use for registry software, and not used very often on my FSX machine.

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CCleaner is all I use for registry software, and not used very often on my FSX machine.

Even better than that, is Wise Registry Cleaner which offers Registry Defrag besides other things.

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Your registry could care less if is defragged or not!!

Yup, couldn't agree more!

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you would think that the registry only occupies a few allocation units,  so how do you defrag a few units?

 

Maybe they are referring to the order of entries/lines inside the registry

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Maybe they are referring to the order of entries/lines inside the registry

 

Nothing in this world adjusts the order of those lines.

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I have been using System Mechanic for many years on XP and Windows 7.  I like it a lot.  BUT I do still have to watch my virtual address space.  Like someone said here, different issue.

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Hey guys,I've tried to copy my google drive url to this reply but can't seem to.  It will copy to notepad without a problem.  Any suggestions?

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I posted the pics over at Facebook - FSX Tweaking and Tuning.

 

Memory usage dropped from 2.1 gigs at ORBX YBCS to 1.1 gigs over the Phillipines.  Using all the add ons - 737 NGX, ASN, REX etc.

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