Some programs have the bad habit of using more memory than they need because they fail to complete the RAM release routine. The latest versions of Windows do a pretty goods job at making sure that there is sufficient memory on the system for new programs.
However, on older editions of the operating system a tool like MaxMem can be charged with this task. The program is easy to install and works in the background for a non-intrusive experience.
Non-intrusive, automatic intervention
Immediately after launch the program takes its place in the system tray area. It comes pre-configured so that its intervention is automatic depending on the state of the system.
As such, the application is set to make sure that the system benefits from a specific amount of RAM at all times. MaxMem checks the memory status with a certain frequency so that any new programs have the necessary resources to run properly.
An extreme option is the aggressive cleanup, an operation that starts automatically when the PC has been in idle state for some time. During this process, everything that is not currently used is flushed out of the memory.
The levels for each cleanup profile are configurable and users can set the thresholds on a scale from zero to 100%.
There is also the possibility to run a manual RAM cleanup by simply clicking on the icon in the system tray. Moving the mouse cursor over it shows the current amount of memory that is available to the system.
Simple utility that releases unused RAM
MaxMem is a simple tool with a simple purpose to achieve and it does its job as it should. However, on the latest versions of Windows RAM management is carried out automatically and generally there is no need for a third-party tool.