Um, the entire point of the post is that Windows DOES NOT manage memory as it ought to, and it should without a 3rd party application to do it. Developers should also be concerend about optimizing their applications.
I never stated RAM was inferior than SSD or mechanical drives as some are assuming, and the notion that memory is "cheap" is the grand notion that developer are too **** lazy to optimize an Operating System or their applications. I dread to see the day, and it will happen, a developer will claim that their application requires 64Gb of memory, when it could and can operate at 2/3rds the amount at peak performance. Also, I'm not insuling anyone personally, I'm insulting the fact that developers continuelly throw down to Microsofts lazyness and willful ignorance. No one liked Steve Jobs because he was basically an asshat, but he also got s*** done and fired incompetent developers who made claims "it's just how it is.." or "it can't be done.." blah. Microsoft ought to be stepping up to the plate, and people and government shouldn't just accepting bul*****.
For example DWM.exe... it operates fine around 6mb of memory after I clear the cache it will creep up to 18mb of memory (all the junk inside the app), same with some other services, but the major complaint are useless items as DWM.exe and Windows Store apps that are COMPLETELY useless and unnecessary. As I stated before and continue to state.. touch features, windows store, and the like ought to be an OPTION for users to install.. it should not be forced into the users lap. Microsoft should provide a bare minimal modern OS to users and provide the consumer the option to add certain features (without additional charges), NOT load it with bloatware. Over three-quarters of the services and applications on any given Windows OS are useless and will never see the time of day to the average consumer, not only some advanced users. If we want or need a feature at any given time, we could install it, then remove it when it is not needed, yet that option is NOT there. Thats the beauty of nix machines, they're also capable of managing memory far better than WIndows.
Perhaps I am worried about what TaskManager is showing for free memory too, but that really diminishes when I attempt to load a specific application and won't load because there isn't enough free memory, when in fact there is, but Windows services and applications are hogging system resources. The problem vanishes the minute I clear memory from active and standby. Sure, I could go out and purchase more memory, but that is besides the point. In essence, that thought process is no different than. oh.. lets just repair the broken water pipe with some ducktape, duketape will hold, eventually it'll begin to leak and perhaps cuase more issues. Instead of actually replacing the damaged pipe.
Anyway, here is my RamMap screenshots. The first two screenshots is 5 minutes after a reboot at Idle (WMO + Rammap). Third screenshot is after I empty / clear memory using RamMap, give. Fourth screenshot is clearing memory using MemRect.
Wise Memory Optimizer loads on startup. Provides GUI dynamic graph of memory usage, upon startup it spikes to about 3.2GB of system memory, then gradually down to 1.9Gb roughly.
RamMap #1 (10 minutes after reboot, idle)
RamMap #2 (Empty / Clear memory , screenshot 10 minutes after)
RamMap #3 (MemRect Clear memory, screenshot 10 minutes after)
The last two screenshots display a perfect example of how poorly Windows manages memory.
Edited by epic, 22 May 2014 - 07:34 AM.