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Cure for Memory Fragmentation
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Join Date: Mar 2000
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Sep 17, 2000, 09:29 PM
I think I have found a method of reclaming all that RAM in Mac OS 9. It's quite simple, when you have fragmented RAM, just log out of the finder. Then log back into your account, and TA DA! Check back in the "About This Computer" and you'll notice that most of your RAM has been reclaimed. Now I have found this method to work about 7 out of 10 times. Then again, nothing beats a good ole restart.

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Sep 17, 2000, 11:35 PM

that technique is about as old as i am... but nice try...

ever hear of freewares 'Finder's Friend', 'Finder Quitter', (and 'MacOS Purge'), etcetera etcetera etcetera...

now, if you want some real info: http://til.info.apple.com/techinfo.nsf/artnum/n19484
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