With the passage of time and the use of our Windows computer, we install more and more programs that we consider useful. In addition, the complexity of these tends to increase, as well as the usefulness they provide us. This is something that can sometimes negatively affect the consumption of computer RAM memory.
Surely many of you normally work with state-of-the-art computers that you have recently acquired. Obviously most of these teams are powerful enough at the level of hardware enough to support the work of almost all the programs that we use here in Windows. But of course, this is not always the case, since many others work with older or limited equipment in terms of its internal specifications.
If we start from the basis that the software it is becoming more complex as well as complete, the demands of hardware requirements are greater. That is precisely why sometimes the execution of certain applications can be a serious problem if our computer is limited. This is something that we can notice first hand and in a simple way if we see certain locks a malfunction in the Windows computer.
At this point, one of the measures we can take to check the excessive consumption of RAM memory by some applications is to use the Task Manager. This is a key tool in the Microsoft operating system and that we can open at any time. To do this, we just have to use the key combination Ctrl + Shift + Esc.
This is how you free up RAM in Windows
In the new window that appears on the screen belonging to the Task Manager, we will see a list with all the processes belonging to the operating system and the open applications. At the same time we find various columns that indicate the expense that each of these processes is making on different components of the PC. Here we see the RAM memory, the processor, the GPUthe hard drive, and more.
We just have to take a look at the column that says Memory, and after clicking on its header we can see those processes that are consuming all our RAM. These can belong to internal operating system functions, as to certain programs that we have open. In the event that the process that is consuming all the memory of our PC is Windows itself, we must be very sure of what it really is.
On the other hand, in the event that we find ourselves with a process that corresponds to any of the applications we have running. Let’s see how to free up all that memory you’re consuming. It is worth mentioning that the method to follow in both cases is the same. In this case, it is enough that we click with the right mouse button on the process that we see in the task manager with a high consumption of RAM memory.
Then we just have to click on Finish homework from the Windows context menu that will be displayed here. Before we told you that, if it is a Windows process, we must be clear about what it is. Otherwise at the end we could close some important function internal to the operating system and it stops working fine. In the case of being a program of our own that we have open, we will see that it stops working and we will have RAM available for other tasks.