Platform: Windows XP
Number of downloads: 2066
Windows has a memory problem: it likes to eat it all, leaving you with nothing left to actually do any work within an application.
The details would take too long to go into here, but the succinct explanation is that applications are allocated Ram and these allocations can remain even when the application is not being used.
This little program lets you free up memory as and when you wish, allowing for the release of up to 1,024Mb of Ram. Freeing up too much can be as big a problem, however, so a good rule of thumb is to only free up half of the Ram you have.
Simply select the amount of Ram you want to free and FreeMem does the rest. A handy graph shows you exactly how much Ram is available for your applications.
A professional version is available that adds various extra features, including:
- Automatic freeing of Ram
- Idle detection
- Free & Run menu: free Ram just before starting particular applications.