SuperRAM: Optimize RAM usage with this powerful tool

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Even if you have enough RAM, you may have occasionally experienced decreased responsiveness of your computer, like when switching between applications. A possible cause is the poor Windows memory management.

SuperRAM is a memory optimization tool, capable of managing your RAM more efficiently, changing the default Windows approach.

Installation & Requirements

SuperRAM installs really fast only with essential settings and offers a fully functional 30-day trial. The program runs on both old and new Windows editions as follows: Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Interface

What this program does, is it changes the priority of how applications are using the Windows paging file (a dynamic file used by the OS to extend the physical RAM, whenever needed). Instead of the default Windows behavior which places applications in the paging file as you open them, SuperRAM sends old programs to use the paging file and releases RAM for newly opened applications so they can run faster. Obviously, for this, SuperRAM needs to run in the background at all times.

SuperRAM’s interface shows a real-time pie chart for free/used RAM and you basically have three options: the first one is to customize the program’s settings. When your computer goes below a certain percentage of free memory, SuperRAM will try to free some. The basic settings panel lets you adjust both of these values.

The Advanced Settings menu allows you to further customize the program by adding new rules like letting the program free memory only if the CPU usage is below a certain threshold, setting a time period for the program to wait between memory release attempts, disabling the program if the computer is running on battery power or full screen applications are running. From the same menu you can enable/disable SuperRAM to automatically start with Windows and customize the tray icon.

The next thing you can do is allow SuperRAM to perform a memory benchmark test. It does that by testing the speed of small, large, alternating and stepped memory blocks and give your computer memory a score in the end.

Finally, you can access memory statistics and view a real-time graph and figures for available physical memory and page file memory.

Pros

– Super fast setup with basic settings.
– Clean, essential UI with straightforward options.
– Users can configure rules for the program to attempt releasing RAM as well as set a delay between attempts.
– Includes a real-time graph and information on available physical memory and page file memory.
– Gets the job done even with default settings.
– Comprehensive Help documentation.

Cons

– None worth mentioning.

Conclusion

If you don’t have enough RAM on your computer a memory management tool like SuperRAM is the other solution, besides purchasing more RAM. This affordable tool runs quietly in the background optimizing memory allocation for your running programs.