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Six ways to free up RAM in Windows 10

Hello! System performance is a primary concern of the user. It is well known, that it depends on many factors. Such as processor speed, storage type, and amount of RAM. Certainly, RAM memory is very important. So a poor performance has a negative impact on system performance. Therefore, it is highly advisable to take full advantage of it. Read on to find out six ways to free up RAM in Windows 10.

Why RAM is important.

This is the place where the data used by the currently running applications is stored. Even the applications themselves are also stored there while they are running. Therefore, the more RAM, the more processes can run in the background. It also facilitates task switching. This is important if many tasks are open and you want to switch between them. If you notice the computer is slower, it is likely that the system has exhausted the RAM memory. Therefore, it will be using the hard disk as a RAM expansion. Which, by the way, is much slower. Certainly, the simplest solution is to add more RAM. However, before that, we can try to free RAM memory. Here we will show you some ways to free up RAM in Windows 10.

Restart the computer

The easiest way to free RAM memory is to reboot the system. Since the RAM memory will be completely emptied and only the system and startup apps will be loaded. From there, you just have to launch applications. To see how they affect the computer. This way you can determine which ones take up more RAM memory.

Update applications

Occasionally, applications may be consuming more RAM than normal. This may be caused by some kind of bug. Therefore, it is a good idea to keep your applications up to date. Manufacturers are also likely to release patches.

Change browser or disable extensions

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Browsers are one of the applications that consume the most RAM memory. Indeed, Google Chrome has a reputation for consuming a lot of RAM. Therefore, you may want to consider switching browsers. For example, Microsoft Edge is a good option. Since it is based on Chromium just like Google Chrome. Therefore, it is possible to use the same extensions. In addition, the user experience is similar.

On the other hand, browser extensions may cause unnecessary RAM usage. Especially those that are constantly running. Therefore, you can try disabling the extensions one by one. On the other hand, Google Chrome incorporates a task manager where you can note the particular RAM consumption of each extension. Just press the Shift+ESC combination to invoke it.

Closing high-consumption applications

We usually open many applications on the computer. If we forget to close them, they remain open in the background. With the consequent consumption of RAM memory. Moreover, not all of them are necessary. Therefore, it is convenient to kill them to lighten RAM memory. Consequently, press the Ctrl+Shift+Esc combination to go to the task manager. Next, select the Memory column. As a result, you can view the apps that are consuming the most RAM. Now just select it and then close it. Certainly, this is a temporary solution. When you open the program again, the consumption will start again. However, it will allow you to take appropriate action.

These programs may be loaded at Windows startup. But don’t worry, from this menu you can also disable them. If you want to know how to do it, please go through our tutorial. Similarly, some applications may persist in the background. Let’s see how to control this. With this in mind, follow the path below:

Windows Settings>Privacy>Background Apps

Once there, you can control which applications you want to remain in the background.

Reduce visual effects

You can reduce the visual effects of Windows to increase its performance. In effect, animations and effects only have an aesthetic effect. That is, they look nice, but they can overload RAM memory. So it’s perfectly fine to do without them. Personally, this option has worked very well for me. With this in mind, press the Win+R combination to run the command: sysdm.cpl

Now, in the Advanced tab, click on Settings.

As you can see, there are several default options. Ideally, you should adjust them for the best performance. But you can also customize the selection according to your taste.

Ultimately we have six ways to free up RAM memory in Windows 10. We advise you to use it to increase the performance of your computer. See you soon!

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