How Long Does It Take to Clear Your Cache Memory?


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Clear the Windows SuperFetch standby list by using the Empty Standby List option with the Sysinterals RAMMap utility, according to Dell Support. This operation takes little time, perhaps under a second. Another tool, called ProcessHacker, can be configured to periodically clear the standby list via the command line.

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How Long Does It Take to Clear Your Cache Memory?
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"Memory optimizer" products and tech support websites sometimes make misleading claims about the supposed performance gains that come from deleting caches related to storage and memory, according to LifeHacker.

Some tech support websites, such as HelpDeskGeek.com, falsely claim that the command "Rundll32.dll adavapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks" clears Windows memory. However, TheWindowsClub.com debunks this misconception, explaining that this does not actually clear memory, but simply forces Windows to execute short scheduled tasks.

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