Version reviewed: RAM Saver Pro 5.0 Easy-to-use RAM optimizer tool that will keep your computer running faster. It increases the operation system performance by making more memory available for your applications. RAM Saver Pro is a tool that monitor and optimize. RAM Saver Pro will: - defragment system memory for faster access time, increasing the efficiency of your CPU and Motherboard caches; - recover memory leaks from poorly behaved applications; - temporarily flush unused libraries out to disk and so on. Using these optimization tricks will help your favorite applications and games run faster and more efficiently - even on old computers. Features:
- System Tray monitor - Desktop RAM monitor - specialized Control Panel - professional memory monitoring - flexible memory optimization with complete statistics output - RAM benchmark test - monitoring and control over the processes which take place in the memory - possibility to create �boosted shortcuts� - common and advanced options - automatic and intelligent optimization - fast run of tools - forced cleaning of Clipboard - possibility to close all programs for full memory release by one click - control over Windows uptime - suppressing and fast running of screen saver - check the presence of disk in CD-ROM drive in the moment of computer shut down - hide all desktop icons - forced shut down and restart of computer
Does memory optimization actually work?
Find yourself a memory booster that works? If you�re like the rest of the users out there, I�m sure that you�re still looking. I�m going to take a look at RAM Saver Pro to see if it�s actually worth the price and the download.
What it Offers
I really don�t know where to begin with Ram Saver Pro, there were a few issues that I didn�t like to start off with. When it comes to having a memory optimizer, one expects to have something that takes up as little room as possible on your desktop, and in a way, RAM Saver Pro does just that, but not entirely.
I had a slight problem with the window always wanting to be on top of everything, I don�t think that the default menu should enable window locking and always on top functions since tend to dominate your work space. Sorry, I guess these are just pet peeves that are surfacing.
The program itself is basically one main window divided into about seven usable tab menus. Your main tab is your Monitoring tab. Here�s where you get a nice color coated graphical layout of how much RAM you have to spare, how much you�re using and an interactive graph that shows you the percentage of currently available RAM.
In your Optimizer menu, you can see how your RAM is being allocated and it gives you detailed instructions on exactly how much you have available. This includes both your physical and virtual memory. Again you have some nice interactive horizontal bar graphs that give you an in depth description of your Monitoring tab.
RAM Saver Pro comes with an interesting tool I don�t see much and that�s its RAM Benchmark function. It works like any other RAM Benchmark out there, but it�s a nice addition to the overall product. Unlike a lot of other optimizers, this one actually gives you a process manager in order to see what�s using all your RAM.
RAM Saver Pro also lets you create a quick shortcut of a program that runs after your RAM defrags. You can also specify the amount of Mb you want to clear (you can even set it to close all programs before this is executed).
You�ve got some other little tools in your inventory to play around with, but these are mostly aesthetical or audio (beeping after defragmenting is completed or the ability to show RAM Saver on Startup). The Advanced tab offers you the option to play around with the Defrag thread priority, but if you don�t even know what that is, I would recommend leaving it to the default setting.
The last useful thing that I liked about this program was the ability to set some hotkeys. Although you have to hit Ctrl + Alt + (enter preferred key here), it�s still a beneficial shortcut for some power users.
Well? Does it work?
This is the question that most of you are asking right now, and honestly, this is the question I asked myself when I ran this program. And the final answer is� Not really. I felt as though I had just downloaded some shamware. I felt that it didn�t do a darn thing after I ran the optimization other than give me some better graphs. It didn�t give me any written logs to show me what process was increased, sped up, or had its memory reallocated. I was confused.
Unlike FreshRAM, where it tells you what it�s doing, this program seems to jump right in and starts doing what it�s programmed to do.
With RAM Saver Pro, you�re going to get a nice, detailed layout of what you�re system is up to, how much RAM you have, and how much you have available. You�re going to get the ability to use the RAM benchmark and get a nice visual graph of what�s going on with your system, but that�s about it.
Well, the bad part is that after my RAM was reallocated, I didn�t see any drastic improvement in my computer. There aren�t any logs to show you what�s being done, aside from the information it provides.
I�d prefer a program like FreeRAM over RAM Saver any day. You get more options, more results, and actual logs. Although the interface might not be as nice, you at least get to know what�s going on rather than getting left in the dark about what this optimizer did to your system. It�s a descent layout, but I honestly didn�t think it did much to my machine. The max I can give the program is three stars because of the information it provided me within the program.