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Hi thanks for cumin to have a look at my question i need to boost my memory on my computer is there any way that i can do that without buying any thing??


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  • 1 decade ago
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    There's a program out there called RAM Booster. Try searching for it in a search engine.

  • 1 decade ago

    Of course, nothing is better than the real thing, but there are some ways to free up some memory. This can get a little complicated and deep understanding what you need running in the background.

    But, if you go to Start | Run and type in msconfig. Go to the Startup tab. This lists all your programs that load up upon Windows bootup, such as antivirus programs, firewall programs, quicktime applets, etc.

    There are some programs that nice-to-have's and some that you need. For example, you probably want to have your volume control, firewall and antivirus be always running. But, you might have Quicktime and Musicmatch running. These programs can be disabled. Of course, this is a short term solution.

    If you have WinXP, you should have 512MB minimum, but optimal is 1GB for general usage. If you are a gamer, then go higher.

  • 1 decade ago

    You can use some of the disk space on your computer as "virtual memory." This is commonly referred as "swap." Typically this is set to about 2-3 times of the actual physical memory on your computer, but you can set it higher, say 3-5x of physical memory if you simply need more.

    Another thing you can do is to make sure only the essential programs are running, thus minimize unnecessary memory usage.

  • 1 decade ago

    I'd visit a trusted computer news website's DOWNLOAD section and filter out FREEware of any program "increasing RAM" and seeing what the results are. Just as there are tons of registered programs, there are even more FREEWARE ones that work just as good---and in a few cases, better.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Sorry Megan .... you gonna hafta part with some bucks to upgrade your memory .... nuffin else for it

    Though you could try deleting any old programs that you no longer use and do a system defrag ... but I don't think that's going to give you the kick you're looking for

  • 1 decade ago

    no, not relay, you can adjust some virtual memory settings but I dought that will help you. If you relay mean storage not memory (hard disk space not RAM) then you can remove unwanted programs and burn things to CD to free space (the price of CD's they hardly count as having to buy anything)

  • 1 decade ago

    playing with memory page files is limited , best to buy a bigger stick of ram or 2 & maybe a hardrive if it's under 20 gig

  • 1 decade ago

    There are various programs around the net to help clear your RAM that is. Most of them cost money but im sure there are free ones out there. I use RAM Medic, but im sure there has to be some good freeware ones around

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes, you can increase your Windows paging file, which uses hard drive space as though it were RAM. Here's a link that explains it, sorry if it's a little too geeky:

  • 1 decade ago

    a good program to free up ram is a program called "speed it up EXTREME" its a really good program that lets you free up ram optimize your os and lets you run a hard disk speed up it also has an internet cleanup section that makes your internet alot faster

    Source(s): i use this program
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