Any professional user knows that for the comfortable operation of the device, it is necessary to regularly get rid of unnecessary files, applications and processes that load random access memory (RAM), which is the storage of temporary data. The more free quick access space there is on a computer or tablet, the faster the gadget will work. Therefore, RAM optimization is of great importance.
Diagnostics of computer performance
Before you start optimizing RAM on Windows 7 or 10, you need to run performance diagnostics to make sure that the reason is not enough RAM. To do this, it will be enough to launch the task manager (Ctrl + Alt + Del), and then open the tab with processes in the window that appears. Atwhen applications are turned off, the load on RAM should be no more than 5%. If this indicator exceeds the norm, just remove the processes that load the system.
When it comes to optimizing RAM on Windows 10, you can also use another diagnostic method:
- Press the key combination Win+R.
- Choosing the appropriate testing method.
- Waiting for the diagnostics to complete.
- We are waiting for the computer to restart.
After that, a table will appear in front of the user, in which all the results of the diagnostics performed will be recorded. If no problems were found in the operation of the RAM, then try measuring the temperature of the processor or video card. Perhaps the reason for the decrease in productivity lies in the insufficient performance of the cooling system.
In some cases, it is not possible to close an active process using the task manager. This means that there is malware on your computer that even the administrator does not have access to. In most cases, various antiviruses that can be purchased or downloaded for free on the Internet help to get rid of the virus.
When you have downloaded and installed an anti-virus program on your computer, run a complete diagnostic of the operating system. Most likely, it contains not one, but several files at once that prevent the computer from working normally. After that, you can try to "cure" the malicious file or permanently delete it (without the possibility of recovery).
Optimization with third-party programs
You can optimize your computer or smartphone with the help of special programs that not only diagnose the system for viruses, but also delete old and unnecessary files that consume system resources. The most popular free cleaning plugins are:
- Mem Reduct.
- Mz RAM Booster.
These programs in minutes diagnose the he alth of the system and identify the causes that may lead to excessive consumption of RAM. For example, several gigabytes are often occupied by the cache, which will clean up any of the listed tools pretty quickly.
Mechanical computer cleaning
Haven't looked under the "hood" of your PC for a long time? Most likely, a large layer of dust has already accumulated there, which can also reduce the performance of the computer. Sometimes dust particles get into the contacts between the RAM and the motherboard, which leads to a deterioration in the performance of the electronic device. Also, due to foreign matter under the case, coolers may work worse, so cooling the CPU and video card will not be as effective.
To clean the components, it is best to partially disassemble the computer. Remove the video card, RAM from the motherboard, remove the hard drive and coolers (if possible). After that, use the compressor to clean the dust off the motherboard. When cleaning the fans, remember to hold on to the blades so they don't break. After that, simply attach all the parts back and start the computer. From now on, it will start to work much faster and quieter.
Optimization of smartphones and tablets
To optimize the RAM on Android, it is recommended to download a special application to clear the cache. In most cases, this is the main reason for the decrease in device performance. In addition, such programs allow you to check the operating system for viruses or delete unnecessary files that take up too much internal memory. Here are just the most common applications that can be downloaded for free from the Play Market:
- Power Clean.
- Avira Andoid Optimizer.
- The Cleaner.
- SD Maid.
Use the last program from the list at your own peril and risk, since it has many other functions that allow you to optimize your electronic device (processor overclocking, increasing the frequency of RAM, and so on). In the hands of an inexperienced user, SD Maid can lead to an even greater deterioration in the performance of the gadget or even its complete breakdown. So for a beginner, it would be best to clear the cache with another program.
To keep your computer in perfect working order, it is enough to regularly monitor the state of the operating system through third-party programs and avoid downloading dubious files from the Internet. At least once a month, clean your computer from dust and lubricate the processor with thermal paste in time. Try not to load the system with unnecessary processes and background tasks, and also clear the cache through the browser in time. If you follow these simple guidelines, your electronic device will last for decades.
As you can see, optimizing RAM is not such a difficult task as it seems at first glance. You can hold such an event with your own hands or with the help of a special program that will not only increase the performance of a computer or smartphone, but also protect the device from loss of RAM during operation. Try to diagnose the operating system for load and errors as often as possible. Also, do not forget about regular mechanical cleaning and other recommendations of specialists.