Free Up Memory (RAM) in Windows

Written by Kevin J Vella

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Onrepparttar other hand, a large sound file containing 30 minutes of audio data might not have to be stored in RAM allrepparttar 141586 time.

By moving less important data torepparttar 141587 hard drive, makingrepparttar 141588 physical memory available torepparttar 141589 applications that really need it, you can improve both performance and stability considerably.

Memory Management with SpeedUpMyPC

Windows is indiscriminate when it moves data from RAM to virtual memory.

Windows will also use leave a lot of unused information in RAM until this information is explicitly removed byrepparttar 141590 application that created it or untilrepparttar 141591 RAM is needed by other applications.

In addition,repparttar 141592 operating system does not know which applications are more important or whether you are going to start a memory-demanding application.

By using SpeedUpMyPC to monitor your RAM usage in real time, you can easily find out if there is enough RAM to run your favourite applications.

SpeedUpMyPC also lets you free up RAM at any time with a single click.

This can be very useful if you running a game or play a DivX movie.

By freeing up memory before starting a demanding application, you won't have to experience pauses or skipped frames whilerepparttar 141593 application is running.

SpeedUpMyPC can also free up memory automatically whenever your memory usage exceeds a certain limit.

This can help you avoid running out of resources when running multiple applications, and will also prevent resources-related crashes.

Apart from monitoring RAM usage, SpeedUpMyPC can also monitor your page file usage or virtual memory usage in real time.

As soon as your page file usage reaches a critical level, SpeedUpMyPC will inform you aboutrepparttar 141594 situation, giving you enough time to terminate some applications beforerepparttar 141595 computer crashes or stops responding.

Kevin J Vella is the author of this article and the Public Relations Manager of Uniblue Systems, a leading developer of Performance and Security Solutions for Home and Business users:

Finding the Right Performance Optimizer

Written by Kevin J Vella

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Performance optimizers use similar logic when optimizing your system settings – for example, they look at orphaned start-up programs bidding you to remove them.

They also look for residuals of uninstalled or incorrectly removed programs to make your PC cleaner, safer, and, ultimately, more stable.

What should you look out for when choosing a performance optimizer?

Ideally,repparttar product will be robust and make efficiency gains inrepparttar 141585 way your CPU handles Windows and all your programs.

You must also be able to monitor CPU, memory and hard drive usage to identify possible future bottlenecks and avoid annoying delays and crashes.

The software must also optimize your RAM and page file memory while warning you should you be running out of resources.

You should have an automatic way of makingrepparttar 141586 most of your computer while minimizingrepparttar 141587 time it takes to boot.

Registry files are also a source of slow-downs and crashes – you will have a faster PC by compacting your registry.

Finally,repparttar 141588 software must ensure that any harmful or unnecessary background processes such as spyware, adware, key-loggers and viruses do not slowdown your PC and jam its inner workings.

Many products onrepparttar 141589 market focus on a single aspect of your PC such as optimizing registry files or recovering memory.

Although these are important functions and will enhance your computing experience, you will end up buying performance optimizers and using them in conjunction withrepparttar 141590 other products.

My advice, at this stage, is to find a product that does most ofrepparttar 141591 functions and then deepening your investment according torepparttar 141592 problem you might have.

Only when you feel that you cannot push your PC further should you consider upgrading hardware.

With all this background information, you do not need to google “speeding up my pc” or “performance optimizers”.

I usually do three things when buying utilities:

(a) find out how they work and what they are supposed to do;

(b) see what my preferred tech forum newsletters have to say about them and their recommendations;

(c) readrepparttar 141593 reviews onrepparttar 141594 recommended products.

Luckily, this system has worked wonders for me and I have rarely thrown away good money onrepparttar 141595 software I have in my library.

Kevin J Vella is the author of this article and the Public Relations Manager of Uniblue Systems, a leading developer of Performance and Security Solutions for Home and Business users:

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