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RAMBooster

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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 helps alleviate the RAM jam suffered by users of older, slower systems. 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.

RAMBooster:

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All User Reviews
  • All versions:

    4.5 stars

    out of 4,624 votes

    • 5 star: 3976
    • 4 star: 120
    • 3 star: 41
    • 2 star: 28
    • 1 star: 459
  • Current version:

    3.7 stars

    out of 306 votes

    • 5 star: 96
    • 4 star: 115
    • 3 star: 39
    • 2 star: 27
    • 1 star: 29
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  • 5.0 stars

    "Get RAMBooster 3.0"

    February 21, 2014  |   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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  • 2.0 stars

    "Watch out for bloatware and malware on installation"

    February 13, 2014  |   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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  • 1.0 stars

    "Did not work, not happy"

    May 4, 2013  |   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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  • 5.0 stars

    "I am very happy with your software."

    February 24, 2012  |   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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  • 3.0 stars

    "Not very user-friendly; old software"

    January 30, 2012  |   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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  • 4.0 stars

    "It does what is says on the tin!"

    January 12, 2012  |   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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  • 2.0 stars

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

    November 19, 2011  |   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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  • 5.0 stars

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

    November 15, 2011  |   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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  • 5.0 stars

    "A Little Gem that Really Delivers"

    August 2, 2011  |   By drshi

    Version: RAMBooster 2

    Pros

    Simple interface, doubles my RAM when it gets low; what more can you ask of it?

    Cons

    None at all

    Summary

    My older machine relies on this little utility to keep it chugging along with acceptable speed, provided it is properly installed and configured (which sounds obvious, but failure to do this is the reason for all of the negative reviews here).

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  • 4.0 stars

    "a simple RAM monitor and manager"

    July 2, 2011  |   By caseyclaassen

    Version: RAMBooster 2

    Pros

    easy to use; doesn't use much resources

    Cons

    system tray icon doesn't show available memory without clicking on it

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