How to Clean Up your RAM on Windows PC

Frustrated of having slow PC speed even with large RAM capacity? RAM is the biggest factor making your PC slow. Here in this tutorial we are primarily focussing on cleaning your RAM and some tips to improve your PC speed. Beside this we are going to put little focus on how RAM affects your Windows PC performance.

how to clean up your ram on windows

Why RAM slow down your PC?

RAM basically deals all the applications running on your PC weather on the screen or behind the screen. RAM stores the data you have on your PC if says in simple language, it performs all the tasks and calculation running on your PC. So my performing all these functions, RAM unable to focus on particular things and this is the reason the work you are doing, RAM is not performing well and slow down the PC speed. Now the question may arises how to know RAM is responsible for your slow Windows? Let us check this also.

How we know RAM is slowing down our PC?

There are different ways by which you can guess that your RAM is full.

  • Applications running slow: This is the first clue you get once you see the application running slow when you start.
  • Application crash: Sometimes applications are not performing according to what they perform and showing erratic behaviour.
  • Warnings: There are warnings when you open application, pop-up box appears showing Not enough RAM, either extend or delete data. It means your RAM is full and you have to remove data from it or manage it.

Let us start how you can easily speed up your PC by cleaning your RAM from Windows PC.

Clean Windows PC RAM and Speed up Performance

There are many ways for clearing your Windows PC RAM, here we are suggesting you some of the best ways.

1.End unnecessary running programmes

There are many apps that are unnecessary running and consume lot of CPU power, stop all these tasks.

  • Open Task Manager with Ctrl + Alt + Del keys.
  • Go to Task Manager, open Processes tab and the list displaying all your running tasks.

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  • Here you see the usage according to CPU, Memory, Disk, and Network. Choose the tasks consuming high CPU percentage and click End Task.

You can select many tasks that are unnecessary running and after this, your CPU consumption becomes less and definitely the performance of your computer improves.

2. Uninstall the Apps/ Programmes

There are many app/ programmes that are installed in your PC that no longer required by you or you are not using them frequently. Uninstall all the unnecessary apps to free up your storage.

  • Open Start menu and choose Settings.
  • On the Settings menu, tap on System.
  • Tap on Apps & features on the left side menu.
  • Tap on the application and choose Uninstall option.

You can uninstall as many applications as you want. And the storage capacity increases and ultimately RAM which improves your PC speed.

3. Uninstall browser extensions

Extensions on your browser always help in performing your work efficiently but unnecessary extensions put a huge load on RAM and thus making your browser functions slow. Uninstall all the useless extensions and we have seprate topic for the best extensions that you must have in all different categories. Please check it out and only install those which really helps your daily routine work.

4. Close Unnessary applications

When you start your computer, many applications/ programmes automatically opened and start running. Close all the programmes. This will definitely improve your PC performance and quick loading in computer startup.

To disable automatic start up of programme follow below steps.

  • Press Win+r and type below command in the field and press Enter key.

%AppData%\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup

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  • Right-click on the programme that to don’t need to launch and select Delete option.

5. Use RAM cleaning software

The software is always the best option which I personally prefer and recommend to our readers. Decent software available are paid but worth. They intelligently clean the RAM any improves your PC performance. MacPaw CleanMyPC is really amazing software in this category and offers lot more than we expect. Let us check how effectively we use CleanMyPC to clear RAM.

This application allows you to check Autorun apps, extensions, Registry maintenance, and many other features.

  • Download CleanMyPC and install it on your PC.
  • Launch it after successful installation.
  • Tap on Extensions check out the unnecessary extensions and remove them.
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  • Also, go to Autorun to check the applications or programmes running automatically on startup of your computer. Disable them from the button.

Recommended: CleanMyPC Latest Review

You can also clear all your cache, duplicate files that unnecessary consumes your storage. It really improves your PC performance.

For the readers who are looking for free alternatives, EaseUS Partition Master is a good choice. This software helps to remove useless programmes from PC in easy way and improves Windows PC performance.

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