Do you want to free up your RAM memory a little in Windows 7/Vista? You don’t need any software to clean up the memory, you only need to perform some basic maintenance tasks, that’s all.
Update: This is a very old post. If you really want to free up some memory, check the following tools:
I have broken down the procedure into three simple steps for your convenience,
1. The Windows registry contains information and settings for all the hardware, software, users, and preferences of your computer. Whenever you make a change to the Control Panel settings, files, system settings, or installed software, the changes are reflected and stored in the registry. Therefore registry ends up taking a lot of RAM cluttered, you must run a registry scan on your computer, and if you find registry errors then you must clean it up immediately. You can find software to scan and clean the registry here.
2. Clean all temporary files, it can stop your computer from using the RAM properly. To do so close all Internet browsers(such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc) and go to Start > Control Panel, from the left sidebar select Classic View , now got to Internet Options and under Browsing History click Delete, it will now open a pop-up box with multiple options, now next to Temporary Internet Files click Delete Files.
Update: The above method will clean IE temp only, make sure you clean the Windows Temp and other browser’s temp files as well, such as, Firefox.
3. You must manage your start-up programs. If there are tons of programs that load at start-up, this means it is taking 90% most of your RAM. To manage start-up programs check this post.
Lastly, you can try out(not recommended) the following 3rd party tools – Minimem, RamRush, and VC RAMCleaner. Enjoy!