.hprof files are generated once JVM crashes due to OutOfMemory errors. So if you see lots of such files you have serious problems with your SiteScope. Deleting these .hprof files is not a problem, but you should make sure that they won't be created again and again.
Increasing java heap via the Configuration Tool and Sizing sets the maximum heap at 1 GB. Even if you have plenty of RAM.
I've attempted 4 GB and 2 GB in the SiteScope startup registry key, and both result in SiteScope not starting.
How can this be overcome? What's going on in the background with the SiteScope configuration tool ~ in other words, what locations or configuration files should I change to get SiteScope to run with say 8 GB Java Heap?