December 20th, 2009
A lot of times, when we have multiple programs running at once, we may notice our system getting a bit sluggish. That is because every application that is running is using up a certain amount of RAM (random access memory)- some more than others. When an application is closed, it releases the memory it was using, making it available for other tasks. This doesn’t always happen though.
I will show you how to create an easy shortcut to reset your Ram when needed, and recover some of that performance power without needing a restart.
Follow these easy steps:
1. Right-click on your desktop and select New > Shortcut.
2. Copy and paste the following into the box: %windir%\system32\rundll32.exe advapi32.dll,ProcessIdleTasks
3. Click Next, name it ‘Clear Memory’, and click Finish
Now you can double-click that shortcut whenever you need to run the command.