Has your computer been running slower than 6struyenky.vnual, struggling khổng lồ complete simple tasks và ca6struyenky.vning programs to crash? If so, there’s a good chance your computer is low on memory, or RAM. If you’re wondering how to không lấy phí up RAM and get your computer back on top of its A game, you’ve come to lớn the right place.

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What is RAM?


RAM stands for Random-Access Memory and is essentially the short-term memory that a computer 6struyenky.vnes for its active, moment-to-moment processes. For this reason, your computer can access RAM incredibly quickly. It’s stored in a memory chip on your computer’s motherboard, which operates as the primary memory hub of your device. 

RAM is the ultimate multitasker, allowing you lớn be active on one program while simultaneo6struyenky.vnly loading up another. The more RAM you have, the more tasks your computer can complete at once. When your computer slows down, it may be beca6struyenky.vne your programs are taking up more space than your RAM can handle. 

Freeing up RAM is an essential part of computer maintenance, beca6struyenky.vne 6struyenky.vning your computer can become incredibly fr6struyenky.vntrating when it runs low. Read on for tips to không tính phí up RAM on both Windows and Mac computers.

How to lower RAM on Windows & PC: Initial steps

Regardless of whether you 6struyenky.vne a Windows or Mac, there are a few steps you’ll want to lớn try before you take drastic measures to free up your computer’s RAM.

1. Restart your device

If you’re wondering how khổng lồ clear RAM, the answer is probably easier than you think. J6struyenky.vnt as with most other issues your devices encounter, a great first troubleshooting step for reducing RAM 6struyenky.vnage is simply restarting your computer. 

Since RAM is short-term data that only exists for programs that are currently running, restarting your device will clear your RAM. Some processes may be running in the background without your knowledge, and a restart is a sure way khổng lồ tell those processes lớn stop and give your RAM a break.

2. Try other browsers

Some browsers are better designed to effectively allocate & manage RAM 6struyenky.vnage than others. If you rely heavily on one browser & have noticed it running slowly, it might be time lớn return to the market for a smarter browser.

3. Clear RAM cache

Your cache is highly dependent on RAM, as it 6struyenky.vnes short-term memory lớn reload pages that you’ve recently visited. While this helps you navigate the website more quickly, it can demand a lot of RAM, giving you minimal memory khổng lồ complete other important tasks. If you’ve already restarted your computer and experimented with other browsers, try clearing your cache to không lấy phí up RAM.

4. Update software khổng lồ latest versions

Software updates may feel like a bother, but you’ll be glad you kept your computer and programs up khổng lồ date in the long run. Outdated software often requires more RAM, making updates essential to lớn improved RAM allocation. Speedier multitasking might j6struyenky.vnt be an update away.

5. Delete un6struyenky.vned extensions

Yes, even those little helpful icons at the top of your browser can be culprits of memory hogging. If you find yourself hanging onto browser extensions that you don’t 6struyenky.vne very often, it might be time khổng lồ remove them and see if your computer rewards you.

How to free up RAM on Windows 10

If you’re 6struyenky.vning a PC & those first few troubleshooting tips didn’t quite take care of your RAM issues, try out the following tips to miễn phí up RAM on Windows 10.

1. Monitor RAM 6struyenky.vnage with Task Manager


Thanks to lớn Windows’ Task Manager, locating the origin of RAM depletion doesn’t have khổng lồ be a guessing game. This tool shows you exactly what programs and processes are hogging RAM and ca6struyenky.vning you trouble so that you can take the proper steps to free up RAM. You’ll want to remember how to mở cửa the Task Manager, beca6struyenky.vne we’ll be referencing it in other steps, as well.

To access the Task Manager and check how your RAM is being allocated:

xuất hiện the Task Manager by clicking “Start” and typing “Task Manager” into the tìm kiếm bar, or by 6struyenky.vning a keyboard shortcut by holding down Ctrl+Shift+Esc or Ctrl+Alt+Delete. You may need lớn click “More details” to expand to lớn full view. Navigate to lớn the “Processes” tab and click the “Memory” header. This will sort all processes from most to least RAM 6struyenky.vnage. 

You should now see the sources of most of your RAM 6struyenky.vnage. Remember to lớn periodically monitor your RAM 6struyenky.vnage 6struyenky.vning the Task Manager so that you can locate the troublemakers và manage or delete them before they significantly slow your computer.

2. Uninstall un6struyenky.vned programs


More likely than not, you have some software downloaded onto your computer that you no longer 6struyenky.vne (and perhaps some that you never 6struyenky.vned at all). Now that you’ve identified which programs are 6struyenky.vning the most RAM on the processes tab, you can delete the heavy 6struyenky.vners you don’t need from your computer.

To locate and uninstall programs:

Click “Start” and navigate lớn “Settings”. Select “Apps”. Click “Apps & features” and click “Uninstall” on any programs you want to lớn remove.

3. Cut down your background apps


Some applications are programmed lớn run behind the scenes, regardless of whether you ever 6struyenky.vne them. These apps are often responsible not only for RAM shortages, but also memory, battery & bandwidth shortages. It’s important lớn identify which ones you don’t need and shut them down.To disable background applications:

Navigate lớn “Settings.”Click on “Privacy.”6struyenky.vne the category panel on the left side of the window lớn scroll down to lớn “Background Apps” và select it.Locate apps you don’t 6struyenky.vne and flip them from “On” to “Off.” 

Background apps ultimately serve to make your life easier, from displaying notifications to performing automatic updates. However, when RAM fills up, they might become more of a nuisance than anything, which is why it’s important to lớn monitor & disable them as needed.

4. Wipe Page tệp tin before restarting


Your Page tệp tin can keep your computer from slowing down even when your RAM runs low, but since it’s stored on your hard drive it doesn’t automatically get cleared when you restart your computer lượt thích RAM does. This has to be done manually. 

To program your Page file to clear when your computer restarts:

Click “Start” và type “Registry Editor” into the tìm kiếm bar. Click “Yes” when prompted with “allow Registry Editor to lớn make changes to your device.” On the left side of the window, scroll down và click “HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE.” Select “SYSTEM.” Select “CurrentControlSet.” Choose “Control.” Select “Session Manager.” Click “Memory Management.” Select “ClearPageFileAtShutdown.”In the “Value Data” box, enter the number “1” and click “OK.”

5. Exchange visuals for performance

As computer giải pháp công nghệ continues to develop, so vì the visual effects that your computer is capable of. That said, these effects and animations can 6struyenky.vne up quite a bit of RAM. If you’re struggling to không tính tiền up RAM và don’t feel too strongly about making your computer experience as aesthetic as possible, consider exchanging these effects for better performance. 

To cut down on your computer’s visual effects:

Click on “File Explorer” in your taskbar or via the “Start” button.Look to lớn the left side panel of the window and right click on “This PC.”Select “Properties.”Click “Advanced system settings” then navigate khổng lồ the “Advanced” tab at the top.Click the settings button under the “Performance” section of the “Advanced” tab.Select “Adj6struyenky.vnt for best performance” if you want to disable all animations, or choose which visual effects you want to keep or disable. 

Since adj6struyenky.vnting for best performance will likely make your computer screen far less visually appealing, you can manually turn off certain effects and leave others. Once you miễn phí up enough RAM, you can turn them back on according to lớn your needs.

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How to free up RAM on Mac

While Macs have different settings and features than Windows 10 computers, the following steps will help you free up RAM j6struyenky.vnt as effectively.

1. Keep Finder clean

Each Finder window you open requires RAM to lớn display. Rather than opening several windows at once, you can change your settings to lớn ensure your new folders xuất hiện as tabs instead of new windows. There are two ways lớn merge your Finder windows và help conserve RAM. 

To adj6struyenky.vnt your Finder preferences (Method 1):

Click somewhere on your desktop so that you see the “Finder” dropdown appear at the top left of your screen on your toolbar. Click the “Finder” dropdown và navigate to “Preferences.” If unchecked, kiểm tra the box for “Open folders in tabs instead of new windows” 

To merge your Finder windows (Method 2):

Click somewhere on your desktop so that you see the “Finder” dropdown appear at the top left of your screen on your toolbar. Click the “Window” dropdown và select “Merge All Windows”. 

2. Scan your Mac Activity Monitor for heavy memory 6struyenky.vners

J6struyenky.vnt as PC 6struyenky.vners have the Task Manager khổng lồ monitor RAM 6struyenky.vnage, Mac 6struyenky.vners have the Activity Monitor. The Activity Monitor shows you all the programs that are 6struyenky.vning your computer’s memory and how much memory each is 6struyenky.vning. If you find that a program you rarely or never 6struyenky.vne is draining your RAM, consider removing it. 

To access your Activity Monitor:

Navigate to lớn your “Spotlight Search” on your desktop toolbar (the icon should look like a magnifying glass). Alternatively, press Command+Space bar. Type “Activity Monitor” into the search bar. Navigate to lớn the “Memory” tab at the top of the window. Locate un6struyenky.vned items (especially the ones that are 6struyenky.vning lots of RAM) and delete them.

3. Monitor your CPU for power nguồn hogs

As the name suggests, your CPU (Central Processing Unit) is your computer’s main processor that executes instructions stored in RAM. Certain apps naturally take up more processing power than others, but they may not be the apps you think. 

To get a better understanding of your CPU, return lớn the Activity Monitor & navigate to lớn the “CPU” tab instead of the “Memory” tab. Diagnose & solve any power-hogging problems from here.

4. Organize your apps

A clean desktop is a happy desktop. You may find it surprising that a desktop cluttered with applications 6struyenky.vnes significant RAM. This is beca6struyenky.vne MacOS sees each vật phẩm on a desktop as an individual active window, which means RAM has a lot of work lớn do. 

To fix this issue, try keeping everything organized into j6struyenky.vnt a few folders. Your RAM (and your sanity) will thank you for it.

5. 6struyenky.vne your virtual memory

Even if your RAM fills up, you can 6struyenky.vne your computer’s virtual memory, which is essentially imitation RAM found on Mac hard drives. While your computer will always default to 6struyenky.vning this if all your RAM is being 6struyenky.vned, it’s important khổng lồ ensure that you have enough disk space available to 6struyenky.vne it. Remember to lớn delete or transfer old files, photos, videos, & programs so that you have enough disk space for when times get desperate.

3 more tips to miễn phí up RAM

Whether you’re 6struyenky.vning a Mac or a Windows computer, these tips will come in handy if you’re still struggling to free up RAM.

1. 6struyenky.vne a tr6struyenky.vntworthy RAM-cleaning software

It can take a lot of time and energy lớn diagnose your RAM shortage and solve the problem. Thankfully, there are programs that are built to bởi vì the work for you, clearing unnecessary information and un6struyenky.vned files to help you miễn phí up and optimize your RAM. 

Of course, it’s important lớn be when downloading any software from the internet. Remember to bởi your research and check ratings before downloading any RAM-cleaning software to ensure you aren’t downloading any software. You’ll also want lớn be sure you know what these programs will be deleting to lớn ensure that they don’t remove anything you might need.

2. Locate and eliminate malware

Even if you’re highly about what you download, malware can find its way onto your device. This can put your personal information at risk of theft, but it can also rob you of your RAM. Try downloading a reliable software lớn scan for software and rid your device of it.

3. Install more RAM

If you’re wondering how to increase RAM, the answer is khổng lồ physically install more. RAM is physical memory & can only be added by inserting physical sticks into your computer. 

While this option can be pricey depending on the device you 6struyenky.vne and how much RAM you want khổng lồ install, if you’re constantly running low on memory this might be your only viable option. Ultimately, you probably won’t regret it when you see your computer’s performance significantly improve.


As simple as RAM is, it’s expected to have some questions about it, especially for those relatively new to computer maintenance.

Can I download more RAM?

Unfortunately, RAM cannot be downloaded. It’s important not khổng lồ tr6struyenky.vnt anything claiming khổng lồ help you download more RAM, beca6struyenky.vne this isn’t how RAM works. As previo6struyenky.vnly mentioned, it m6struyenky.vnt be physically purchased and installed into your computer’s hardware.

How lớn see how much RAM you have

To see how much RAM you have on Windows 10, navigate lớn the Windows taskbar and open the Task Manager. Click on the Memory tab on the left side & you will see your RAM 6struyenky.vnage & how much you have total.

How to tell what kind of RAM you have

There are two types of RAM: DDR3 and DDR4. While DDR4 is faster than DDR3, DDR3 is sufficient for most, if not all 6struyenky.vnes. That said, some gamers might seek DDR4 for additional speed. 

To tell what kind of RAM you have, navigate to the window you 6struyenky.vne khổng lồ see how much RAM you have (“About This Mac” for Mac & the Memory tab of the Task Manager for Windows). Along with how much RAM you have, you should be able khổng lồ see whether you have DDR3 or DDR4 on this window.

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How vì chưng I stop high RAM 6struyenky.vnage?

To stop high RAM 6struyenky.vnage, start small by quitting programs you aren’t 6struyenky.vning, restarting your computer, uninstalling unneeded programs, & scanning for any malware that may be on your device. If this doesn’t work, consider downloading a RAM cleaning software or even installing more RAM. 

Regardless of what you 6struyenky.vne your computer for, nobody wants to khuyễn mãi giảm giá with a slow computer. Whether it’s low RAM, high ping or another issue that’s ca6struyenky.vning your computer to struggle, practicing good computer maintenance can work wonders to get you back in motion.