Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Initially developed for Firefox only, Minimem now can reduce the memory footprint of any application. It runs in the background and can be set up to optimize as many proceses as you'd like, using a very intuitive graphical interface. Unlike other memory optimization tools, it gives you full control over what applications you want to optimize, when and how often.
Ram optimizers sound like a good thing but recently i have been seeing information that most of them do not actually work, tough i have had good results with CleanMem. anyway the reason i am bringing this up is because i have tried Minimem and the results are not very good in my opinion. Minimem will run in the background and will constantly try to optimize the RAM usage of the selected processes. since the website said it was designed with applications like Firefox in mind i decided to try it on Firefox 3, the results were a mixed bag. yes the RAM usage went down, sometimes even by half. however the RAM usage kept going up and down constantly and made Firefox sluggish until it started to hang so much it made close Minimem and restart firefox. Now you could see different results with different applications while using Minimem but i can't really recommend this program anytime soon considering what happened with Firefox. Available for all Windows versions but it has only been tested in Windows XP SP3 so keep that in mind if you are thinking of trying this program.
Get it at http://minimem.kerkia.net/