How to free up RAM?

RAM is random access memory, or RAM is part of the memory of any modern computer that is responsible for processing and converting input, output, and intermediate data on a central processor. Unlike a computer’s permanent physical memory, which exists in the form of non-removable and removable hard drives, random-access memory is a virtual process that directly processes information in real time.

   The amount of RAM measured in GB has a direct impact on computer performance and can cause freezes and slow computer performance. A lot of unnecessary stuff hovers in your computer’s RAM, disrupting the software you are using. There are simple ways to free up RAM to make your operating system boot and programs run faster. 

You have to close unnecessary processes

Each program running on a computer is a system process or an entire group of processes. Processes can run both explicitly (someone opens the program himself and uses it) or in the background (the program creates processes for its work, independently of you). Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete to open the task manager. Have a look at the list of processes that are currently running in RAM. Which are unnecessary? Typically, these are various background update services for programs or freezing programs in the system tray that are not used. Right-click the process and select Cancel Job. By removing unnecessary processes, RAM will be freed from them.

Disable unnecessary programs during startup

Programs that are set to run run when you turn on your computer, regardless of your needs, and run in the background, taking up space in your computer’s RAM. It’s worth removing Skype, uTorrent, and various driver update services from booting, and the memory will be slightly drained. To do this, type msconfig in the Windows search bar and open the Windows configuration utility. Go to the Startup tab and uncheck (or right-click and select Disable in Windows 8.1) From programs running in the background.

Disable unnecessary services

   Windows services generally run independently of the user, without even noticing them. But at the same time, they take up part of the RAM. If you are not using Bluetooth on your computer, you can simply disable the service. Or, disable all graphics driver update services and install them manually. To do this, use the same msconfig utility. Go to the Services tab and uncheck any services that are not needed.

Close additional browser tabs

   If you are in the habit of keeping fifty tabs open in your browser, this needs to be learned. This also applies to pinned tabs that open in the browser. The more pages your browser opens, the more memory it uses. Especially if someone is using Google Chrome. After all, Chrome creates a separate process for each tab that takes some RAM. Bookmark all the necessary pages and open them when needed.

Use an app to clear memory

   There is the easiest way to clear RAM: special tools that can determine what is unnecessary in memory. You can help yourself if someone is afraid to work with services and processes on their own (but still has to manually close tabs in the browser). For example, you can use the following tools.

  • KCleaner

   Download from the official KCleaner website, install the program, run it and click the Clean button. The application will be organized in RAM. It is quite a powerful and intelligent memory cleaner that is able to identify unnecessary well.

  • MZ RAM Booster

   This program is no longer supported by developers, but it continues to be useful. It allows you not only to clear the RAM (Smart Optimize button in the program interface), but also to speed up the processor.

Memory cleaner


   To free up RAM, you can also use special tools written by enthusiasts in the time of Windows XP. These include, for example, the Memory Cleaner. In order not to delete unnecessary and not to crash the system, you can write a small script file yourself and free up memory if necessary. It can be created directly on the desktop. To do this, you need to right-click on an empty area of ​​the desktop and select Create Text Document from the context menu. Give it a name, such as FreeMem. Creating and running a simple script file will free up some RAM

   Open it in the Notepad text editor and enter the following text: FreeMem = Space (32000000). Save the document with the Save as option giving it the extension not TXT but VBS. In this case, the encoding must be specified as ANSI. After saving the file, double-click the memory cleaning script icon and the indicated amount in of the RAM memory will be cleared.