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Sweep RAM – Free Memory Optimizer

by James 22 November 2008 8 Comments

Programs need more and more memory, so you will end up with the system working with some difficulty or even not at all. There are a lot of memory optimizers out there, but this little free one is very useful: SweepRAM is a freeware application that will try to free some unused RAM in just a few seconds. Let’s see how it works.

 

The application doesn’t need to be installed, you have a little executable file that will do all the work. I’m testing the tool with the “zHotkey.exe” process; that’s the process that allows me to use the hot keys on my keyboard. The bastard uses 3.700 Kb of memory, and that seems a little bit too much.


After you run SweepRAM you get this little window in about one or two seconds.


OK, now let’s check zHotkey.exe


340 kb! Well, that’s very nice! Basically the creator of this little freeware application says that you can run SweepRAM after you’ve turned your computer on, and started all applications that will be running all day long (antivirus, notes software, all residents you may have, etc) the first thing you do, before actually starting to work, is to run SweepRAM. That way, all running applications will reduce their memory use to the required amount, giving use as much RAM available for your work as possible. You don’t need to run it all the time, it’s actually not recommended to, because if you are working on something, chances are whatever application you’re using is using memory so that it can work as fast as possible. This is a very handy little tool, and I must say I’m really using it every morning before starting to work with my video editing application. You can download the little gem from here, it’s free!

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  • Jazz said:

    Downloaded it from your link. Also copied VG file from your link to system32. SweepRAM did not work. Says service cannot be started. Installed VB6 runtime, still no luck. Comodo also says it’s a virus. What now?

  • Johnny Karp said:

    @Jazz
    Well, it’s not a virus, I can surely say that. Maybe you could contact the author of the program and see if he has any suggestions for you, I really don’t know what to suggest. You could try a similar freeware program called CleanMem.

  • Jazz said:

    OK, that was a false positive by Comodo. A Google search also revealed no problem with SweepRAM, so I assume the installation has to do with my setup, which is highly tweaked. I have installed CleanMem as suggested. It runs perfectly and I’m very happy with it. Thanks for the advice.

  • Nice Site said:

    Nice Site, but where the hell is the download link??? This site would be a whole lot better if I could find the downloads easier… Should I use a fucking magnifying glass to find the download links??? Ready to find another freeware site in a few seconds…

  • Nice Site said:

    I’m outta here… Lots of great stuff, but finding the links is difficult, maybe the owner of this site should start thinking about making the downloads link stand out… I will now search for sweep ram at another site…

  • Josh said:

    Looks like Jazz is having a bad day.

    As far as this app is concerned, I feel that CleanMem is a better call. CleanMem does not stay resident – can be activated when needed and will automatically exit after the job is done – the default setting is for it to kick in every x minutes, but this can be turned off, so you can start it manually whenever you want to. It’s also very fast (in and out in 2 seconds) and uses almost no RAM when it is activated.

  • Josh said:

    My sincerest apologies to Jazz – I meant to say that Nice Site is having a bad day.

  • sandy said:

    never grow-up

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