When it comes to improving computer overall performance, RAM is always one of the most efficient ways you should consider to improve, i.e. throw in a few more GB of RAM. And often time, the result is obvious and immediate. However, it’s not feasible that you can always increase the number of GB that easily, such as what about you don’t have empty slot left on the motherboard.
That’s why an effective way to optimize our existing RAM is badly needed. Most of all, we also need a better way to stop or fix the memory leak we are experiencing almost every day in our daily computing life, which adding more RAM has no way of fixing.
And, here are 4 of them for you to check out.
Wise Memory Optimizer
Wise Memory Optimizer, brought to you by the same vendor who made the smart Shutdown, is a free system utility that frees up the physical memory taken by some useless application to enhance your overall PC performance. When it’s running, it will free up and tune up RAM performance automatically whenever it finds your memory is below the value you’ve set in the program.
MZ RAM Booster
MZ RAM Booster is also a free system utility created to improve the performance of your computer by automatically recovering RAM to fine tuning system settings. When it’s running, it uses minimal resources with almost no CPU time. Same as Wise memory Optimizer, MZ RAM Booster also automatically frees RAM when it’s below the value previously set up in the program.
RAMRush has a simpler user interface. It runs quietly in the system tray and pops up a real time CPU and RAM usage graph when hovering over. You can also set it up so that it automatically runs the optimization when the memory amount is lower than 8% of total RAM or manually being launched by a optimize hotkey.
Anvi RAM Booster
Anvi RAM Booster is actually an add-on tool that is part of Cloud System Booster, an all-in-one free system maintenance utility. I found it out accidently when I browse through the features in the tool. It’s actually quite good and effective. I like it quite a lot. But unfortunately, since it’s only part of another tool, you will have to install Cloud System Booster first and get it from Toolbox section. The good thing is, once you get it, you can put it on your external USB drive. Yes, that’s right. It’s a portable tool that you can carry around.
To make all our friends easier, for the time being until I can locate an official download link that always provides the latest copy, you can download the current version, 1.0.0, from this link (direct download link).
Last a few words
All 4 tools listed here are equally good from my own test. They are all free and manage our precious memory very effectively. Just one thing to notice for the first 3 tools. Because they are free, they may include some crapyware during the installation process. Make sure to unselect them when you spot them.
Last updated: 08/04/2014