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    Default Memory Clear Shortcut For Slow PC

    Everybody face problem of slow PC & It get hanged then I Memory Clear Shortcut can solve your problem . Then follow this steps

    Follow this Steps :

    1. Click right click & Go to New= click on shortcut
    2. In location paste this code %windir%\system32\rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks

    3. Click on next & choose name for shortcut & click on finish
    4. When your PC get slow then click on this tab



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    its just a myth !!! it doesn't work...!

    "Idle Task Scheduling: The ProcessIdleTask API

    The file placement optimization, which is done no more often than once every three days, is an example of a task that is carried out when the system is deemed to be idle. System Restore and other features of Windows XP also attempt to defer some work until the system is deemed to be idle. There are also some done-once-after-setup work items that also operate under the Idle Task Scheduling mechanisms.

    All of these "idle tasks" are controllable by a system API in advapi32.dll, ProcessIdleTasks. The APIs sole purpose is to allow benchmarks a simple way to force any pending idle tasks to be executed immediately, without having to wait a lengthy period of time.

    The API ProcessIdleTasks can be called in one of two ways, from the command line or synchronously from a program. To call ProcessIdleTasks from the command line, use this syntax:

    Rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks

    When called from the command line, the ProcessIdleTasks work is done in the background asynchronously. It can take 10 to 15 minutes for idle tasks to complete. Task Manager will report processes running, and the disk will likely be active during this time.

    The ProcessIdleTasks API takes no arguments and returns a standard Win32 error code. The definition is:

    DWORD
    ProcessIdleTasks()
    The API itself is synchronous, so it wont return until the idle tasks have completed"

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    Does it work for both 32bit and 64bit?

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    Thanks for posting such a detailed post.

    But Does Rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks really clear memory? Not really!

    Edit: Hey r.k you beat me Just saw your post.

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    Thanks chukali , nice tip .

    All myths aside,using this command does help at times when your computer seems to become irresponsive due to high CPU load, particularly after installing a new dot net version for instance or loads of .net based programs.
    And I found it to be useful on older machines with low CPU power.


    ---------- Post added at 06:50 PM ---------- Previous post was at 06:12 PM ----------

    ..but, as mentioned earlier, you should let your computer do it's thing for about 10 minutes to complete this task( and maybe take a little walk).

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    ^ Nope ! In fact they may even make your PC unresponsive for a while after using them.

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    I opened task Manager and then ran this shortcut-did not see any change in 2 performance graphs.

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    thanxx for appreciation

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    It's funny - there are so many myths that never seem to die out. Best is to leave the system alone. All those wonder tweaks are at best useless, in the worst case they crash your system.

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