how do i find out what processes can be closed, i sse to bew missing around 200 -300 mb when pc is idle i have 1 gig of ram but only showing atound 700 of free memory sometimes as low 600 mb, also i have been told to defrag my page file but dont have a clue how
To De Fragment - Start/programs/accessories/system tools/defrag. This can be time consuming if you have not done it before.Best set to run and leave the machine overnight- any activity- even moving a mouse still stop the process. This will free up space on the Hardrive. But you are talking RAM a different thing ltogether. To free up RAM close down all background programs. To do this Start, in the left hand column all programs running is listed.'This is the Start Group' that start on boot up Right click on each and you will see 'Remove from this list' click on that. and the programs will not run next start up. However the list will rebuild in time so it will need checking on. A useful accessory is 'End It All' so you can close programs in mass on the fly. A Google search with 'end it all' in the frame will show you where to find it.