If you do not have a lot of RAM memory installed in your computer, you will find CleanMem to be quite effective. It makes sure that memory is freed periodically so that the operating system does not create a large page file.
As you probably know, programs access data faster from the RAM than from the page file on the hard disk. In other words, your operating system and programs will run smoother as long as this nifty little program is running in the background.
The program works by removing unnecessary resources from the memory and preventing Windows from pushing the data to the page file. However, the program is not able to perform miracles – it just frees up as much RAM as possible. Many programs, especially the ones that are poorly developed, have memory leaks.
These leaks overload the RAM and slow down your system considerably. The software is best at solving this problem by cleaning the leaks periodically and keeping the RAM clutter-free.
The program runs every 15 minutes. This is controlled by the Windows Task Scheduler, a part of Windows. In other words, you install it and forget about it. It works in the background and does its job.
You can configure the software, if necessary. You can specify programs and items to ignore and also view detailed log files. The software comes with a visual interface called the Mini Monitor. Here, you can see a wide variety of system information. In addition, you can customize the program to run as you wish and can even set a global hotkey – press it to run a cleanup immediately. The software is able to clean the file cache on the hard drive. This frees up disk space and keeps the operating system running as it should.
Overall, CleanMem does a very good job at cleaning the RAM and freeing up system resources for applications that really need them. In addition, the program effectively gets rid of the negative effects of memory leaking from applications. The program doesn’t consume many system resources and is not intrusive at all. It’s a simple tool designed to perform one single important task effectively: to clean up the RAM periodically.