When your PC is all new the performance is top-notch with quick start-up times, boots in a jiffy and minimal hang-ups. That best case scenario slowly starts to fade away as your PC is brimmed full with applications, software packages, background running processes and of-course the malware content. This is where you need some help from third-party applications or the resident OS utilities so that you can have that extra boost whenever the need arises.
1. ReadyBoost for Windows 7/Vista
ReadyBoost uses any flash memory as some extra RAM for your system which can be useful while running graphics intensive software’s and programs. Click here to learn more.
2. RAM Booster
This memory optimizer is a smart memory management program that will keep your computer (PC) running better, faster, and longer. It allows you to instantly free up memory when your system slows down.
3. Game Booster
Although from the name you might infer this utility to be only useful while gaming, but Game Booster is a very tactical application that helps you pause unwanted running background programs so that you can add some extra performance while on high RAM usage.
4. Power Memory Booster
Power Memory Booster optimizes your system by tweaking the RAM performance, this is done primarily by transferring the RAM contents to page file whenever the need arises.
5. Rizone Memory Booster
This utility optimizes your RAM but not that much; rather the emphasis is on recovering freezing applications or programs. Rizone Memory Booster is useful for slow PC’s and ones which have been experiencing constant freezes and instabilities.
6. Free RAM XP
As the name suggests Free RAM XP optimizes the random access memory of your Windows XP system. Having used this utility on my Windows XP system I can say that it is not that outstanding but can be useful.