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RAM Idle

Type of Program: System Utility
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/98, ME, 2000, NT
Authors Name: Priyo Hutomo
Version: 3.0b beta 3
Price: Freeware
Installed Size: 1 MB


Whenever I find a freeware program that excels at its selected task, I have to share ... and this is the best freeware program I've ever found!

RAM Idle improves your computer's performance by freeing physical memory and making it available to your PC. You can set the program to free up a set amount of memory when the memory available to your PC falls below a set level. You can also set it to free a set quantity of memory at regular intervals, or you can free memory manually. Other nice features are a Windows cache optimizer, audio support, and the system resource monitor.

I especially enjoy the ease of use. The first time you run RAM Idle, it will set the defaults for your PC (which obviously differ from PC to PC, as amounts of installed RAM amounts differ). The program explains to you why the defaults are set as they are and allows you to adjust them to suit your usage and needs. I've had RAM Idle installed on my computer for about three weeks now and it's helped this old dog plenty. I always have problems with programs being slow to load, and this computer is still far from perfect, but it's a great improvement.

You can easily pay more for a program like RAM Idle ... but you won't find one that does the job better. Download RAM Idle today!

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Reviewed by Angelene

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