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Clearing volitile memory

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If i do alot of cutting , pasting, file editing, etc, after a while my computer goes sluggish, and needs a reboot. Is there anyway to just wipe memory leaks from the ram through software?

Athlon 1 GHZ
512mb SDram
Win ME
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I'm going to guess that you are running Windows 98 or ME. What you're seeing is resource consumption, and the only cure is a reboot or an upgrade to Windows 2000 or XP. I used to reboot at least once a day with W98, I run for a week between reboots now, and they're only because my automated GHOST backup reboots the machine to do the backup. :)
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