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RAMBooster

Free
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Editors' Rating:
Excellent
Average User Rating:
out of 4625 votes out of 308 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2
  • Total Downloads:
    4,059,261
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 08, 2005
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    372.89KB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    845
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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RAMBooster claims to help PC performance by freeing up system RAM that's been allocated to inactive programs or services. Almost any computer system can benefit from additional RAM, but not all computer system owners know how (or can afford) to install more memory. RAMBooster is small, effective, and best of all, free. Installation is quick, and setup is easy.

Use program defaults, or modify through the Preferences screen of the Edit menu how much RAM you'd like it to free up and at which point of resource consumption. RAMBooster will keep track of RAM usage and scrub your RAM free of flotsam left behind by closed windows and background programs. The tray icon will be red and black if your memory is fine, escalating to yellow as free memory falls. Rest your mouse pointer on the icon to see exactly how much free RAM you have. You can perform a manual RAM cleaning by right-clicking the icon in the system tray and selecting Run Now.

Multitaskers who experience bottlenecks in performance due to data saturation of their system's RAM will benefit the most from RAMBooster.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.7

    out of 308 votes

    • 5 star 97
    • 4 star 115
    • 3 star 39
    • 2 star 27
    • 1 star 30
  • All Versions

    4.5

    out of 4625 votes

    • 5 star 3976
    • 4 star 120
    • 3 star 41
    • 2 star 28
    • 1 star 460
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5 stars

"chingalingbong free ram"

May 12, 2016  |  By mikrosoftteksuprt

2016-05-12 11:46:13  |  By mikrosoftteksuprt

 |  Version: RAMBooster 2

Pros

ilike the mikrosoft4njweonwnjlad

Cons

many arabs like my self and mohammed are impressed

Summary

mohammed died because he download free lam

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1 stars

"Does work to some degree"

January 25, 2016

2016-01-25 22:08:28

 |  Version: RAMBooster 2

Pros

If you increase values on default settings it does increase the amount of RAM available

Cons

The default setting are set so low it recovers little or no RAM whatsoever, If you adjust the settings to more realistic values, while it does free RAM, it also completely jams up whatever website you happen to be on at the time the optimisation begins, but unfortunately does not allow you to continue when it is finished, hence, about every 15/20 mins it optimises, jams website, forces you to recover website or in some cases reboot windows, even this requires you to remove your battery as not a single key works.

Summary

In conclusion, yes it works, but its actions mean it takes twice as long to do whatever you are doing which makes me wonder if it is worth it or maybe just plod on and wait for the RAM to free which doesn't take as long as rebooting your laptop every 20 mins. I realise it is free which can mean, not a full version and occasionally a sub-standard version, well I hope if they have a version that people are actually paying for that it works a lot better than the free version. My question, what is the point of releasing a free version of anything if it doesnt work correctly, surely they must know this version falls in that catergory !!!

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5 stars

"Get RAMBooster 3.0"

February 21, 2014  |  By Kane222

2014-02-21 15:58:35  |  By Kane222

 |  Version: RAMBooster 2

Pros

Released ram at a click of a button

Cons

Not current version.

Summary

Download ram booster 3.0 from ram booster web site.

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2 stars

"Watch out for bloatware and malware on installation"

February 13, 2014  |  By richrider

2014-02-13 11:25:27  |  By richrider

 |  Version: RAMBooster 2

Pros

Haven't even used it yet. The install traps are enough to avoid even trying this old program.

Cons

Like many "free" programs, this software tries hard to dump bad crap on your computer. The backup program is recognized as MALWARE. Apparently you can avoid these traps by CAREFULLY going through the install. NEVER pick "express install" from ANY downloaded software.

Take your time going through the six windows. You can thank me later.

Summary

There are better choices.

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1 stars

"Did not work, not happy"

May 04, 2013  |  By paratus10

2013-05-04 01:32:18  |  By paratus10

 |  Version: RAMBooster 2

Pros

none, it did not work in any of the parameters

Cons

to much trash software came with download although I declined it still came down!!!

Summary

dont touch - false front for spam

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5 stars

"I am very happy with your software."

February 24, 2012  |  By kward460

2012-02-24 16:09:39  |  By kward460

 |  Version: RAMBooster 2

Pros

it keeps my system running smoothly

Cons

No cons i am very satisfied

Summary

I would recommend to everyone I know and i am looking forward to downloading more software from cnet

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3 stars

"Not very user-friendly; old software"

January 30, 2012  |  By Joe2496

2012-01-30 16:09:06  |  By Joe2496

 |  Version: RAMBooster 2

Pros

If you know what you are doing (and want to take a risk), this software may be for you.

Cons

The software is outdated (last updated sometime in 2005), the statistics don't always match up with my Intel widget, and I don't really see many results.

Summary

It's okay, but I personally see no reason to install this program over a newer, more efficient one.

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4 stars

"It does what is says on the tin!"

January 12, 2012  |  By AdrianPaulMiles

2012-01-12 05:26:41  |  By AdrianPaulMiles

 |  Version: RAMBooster 2

Pros

Frees up memory on the fly.

Cons

None really. It should really be updated to create its own program group.

Summary

This program is compact and definitely significantly improves the performance and speed of lesser-powered systems with less memory, unlike a lot of similar software that makes false claims.

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2 stars

"this is a software for people who knows about ram"

November 19, 2011  |  By jeremiah_01

2011-11-19 08:02:50  |  By jeremiah_01

 |  Version: RAMBooster 2

Pros

good interface but fail to impress

Cons

while it is optimizing for more memory you can't do anything wwhich sucks because if it is too high your computer will crash

Summary

my experience is that frist i set it to 100MB but it keeps alarming so i set it to 250MB and when it started to optomize i ran out of memory and can't change the settings i was force to turn off my computer. when i turn on my computer andtried to change the setttings it ran out of memory again and i had to turn it off again i did this for several times and no luck in changing the setttings so i uninstalled it

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5 stars

"Really works, extends the usability of old computers."

November 15, 2011  |  By Shocktribe

2011-11-15 17:41:59  |  By Shocktribe

 |  Version: RAMBooster 2

Pros

Set it and forget it operation.

Cons

The interface is old school.

Summary

This is on the XP machine I gave to my mother to browse the internet. It has 512 RAM. It previously locked up when doing memory intensive operations such as using Google Street, but after installing this, it works better than it did when new.
You have to set up its' parameters, such as when it frees up memory and how much to free up. Don't simply install it, and expect it to know what you need. Once you set the parameters, it does everything on its' own, and works like a charm. I would even install this on my Windows 7 machine, but it isn't listed as a compatible OS.

Updated on Apr 23, 2012

Cleanmem is better... FYI

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General
Publisher J.Pajula
Publisher web site http://www.sci.fi/~borg/rambooster/index.html
Release Date December 08, 2005
Date Added December 08, 2005
Version 2
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory Diagnostic Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server
Download Information
File Size 372.89KB
File Name RamBooster20.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 4,059,261
Downloads Last Week 845
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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