RAMpage is a Windows utility that displays the amount of available memory in the System Tray. It can also free memory; by double clicking the tray icon, by setting a threshold that activates the program automatically, or by having it run automatically when a program exits.
Under some circumstances, freeing memory may improve the stability of Windows 95, and possibly also Windows 98 and ME. In theory, RAMpage shouldn't make any difference on Windows NT, 2000 or XP, though I have had some reports that suggest it helps. If you've had enough of Windows, I'd recommend switching to Linux. I have, and have no regrets. It's cheap, easy and reliable. Distrowatch is a great place to find links and information about the major Linux distributions.
RAMpage is free to use, and the source code is also freely available.
- Frees memory automatically, on demand, or after an application finishes running
- Very low active memory footprint, and very low resource and CPU usage
- Can run "hidden", which further reduces memory and resource usage
- Can be run from a batch file, or via a shortcut, to free memory on a "once off" basis
- Easy to install, configure and automate, (click here to see the configuration screen)
New Feature (31 March 2006):
- Version 1.6.1 displays 4 (tiny!) digits when memory exceeds 1000M.
- To upgrade, download this file, unzip it, and replace RAMpage.exe in the original
installation folder, (C:\Program Files\RAMpage\RAMpage.exe by default).
Note that you need to install Version 1.6 first.
- The source code for Version 1.6.1 is available here.
Things RAMpage does NOT do:
- Free System, GDI, User resources, (sorry!)
- Compress memory
- Modify cache, or other system settings
Most common mistakes:
- Freeing too much memory
- Confusing "Resources" with "Memory"
- Not reading the online help