According to most experts, third-party memory managers are a waste of time. True or not, Memory Optimizer didn't boost performance in our tests. Its no-nonsense interface graphically displays which processes are running and how much RAM they're using. It also lets users adjust a variety of settings, such as the target memory level and the time interval between optimizations. You can use the system-tray icon to "optimize" memory manually. However, unlike in other, similar programs, the icon doesn't clearly display the amount of free RAM available. We didn't experience any stability problems, but don't be surprised if Memory Optimizer actually slows down your computer a bit, since it doesn't take the processor load into account. Our advice? Memory's cheap. If you're running low, just buy more.
What's new in version 2002a
ReleaseNovember 8, 2008
Date AddedAugust 30, 2002
Operating SystemsWindows 95, Windows 2000, Windows 98, Windows Me, Windows, Windows XP, Windows NT
Memory Optimizer optimizes your computer s RAM, making your computer run up to 200% faster, and preventing up to 90% of Windows crashes. Memory Optimizer is a user-friendly and customizable program that can run conveniently in the background to monitor and free up system RAM while you work. It uses advanced technology to automatically free up wasted RAM and allow your system to work more efficiently and with greater stability. Powerful features include the ability to identify and manage memory hogging applications, setting parameters for custom RAM optimization, and a graphical display of your system s available memory. You can also set CPU priorities for programs and see what hidden programs are running on your PC. With Memory Optimizer you can work on your PC smoothly even when many applications are running and memory is low. This update allows the program to be auto-launched in the system tray.