Increase Computer Speed Using your Notepad

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Random Access Memory or RAM is a part of your PC which temporarily stores the necessary data needed for a program to execute. In some instances, as programs are closed, they leave small chunks of data in the RAM. These chunks of data are left unused yet take up a space in the RAM. As more programs are run and terminated, the amount of "idle" data left in the RAM piles up and takes up a considerable space. This is not a problem if you have a lot of RAM to spare. But if you have 1 GB or less amount of RAM and you use RAM-intensive programs at the same time, then the issue becomes more apparent. Your PC slows down.

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There are a lot of software out there that offer RAM optimization and promise PC speed up for a certain fee. But if you do not want to shell out money in order to clear and optimize your PC's RAM, you can make your own RAM optimizer using Notepad!

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This article will tell you how.

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Instructions

  1. 1
    Open Notepad.
    Click Start and type Notepad in the search bar and hit Enter or click the notepad icon as it appears.
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  2. 2
    Type the following code in Notepad.
    FreeMem=Space(64000000) if your RAM is below 1GB.
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FreeMem=Space(51200000) if your RAM is 512 MB
FreeMem=Space(102400000) if your RAM is 1GB
FreeMem=Space(204800000) if your RAM is 2GB
FreeMem=Space(409600000) if your RAM is 4GB and so on.

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    Save the file with a VBS extension.
    You can name it however you want as long as you append a .vbs extension to the file name as you save. In this case, we will name our file "Boost.vbs" and save it on the Desktop for easy navigation. The file should look like the one boxed with a red rectangular shape in the image above.
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  2. 2
    Open a new Notepad file.
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  3. 3
    Type the following code in Notepad.
    mystring=(80000000)
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  4. 4
    Save it as a VBS file.
    In this case, we will name it "Boost2.vbs"
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  5. 5
    Run the two VBS files by double clicking on them.
    Voila! There goes your Do-It-Yourself RAM Optimizer.
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Is it true that adding .vbs file to my string speeds up my PC?

Yes, it is true that adding .vbs file embedded with the right code could actually speed up a PC. A .vbs extension is an extension associated with VBScript files. VBScript is a scripting language for Microsoft. In layman's speak, VBScript is capable of communicating and issuing commands to your PC's Microsoft Windows operating system via a certain set of codes.

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Apparently, VBScript has a certain code for telling the operating system to detect and "free up" unused RAM in your PC. And that exactly is the code embedded within the vbs file discussed in this article.

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How does it work?

When you run the .vbs file in your computer, it forces the computer to clear the "idle" data stored in RAM or the data left by programs you recently used and terminated. With additional vacant RAM, you will now have more RAM to allot to programs you wish to run.

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The cleared up idle data is not totally terminated. It is relegated to the "virtual memory" or swap file of the PC. A virtual memory is a portion of your PC's hard disk that is used by the operating system as if it was an extension of the RAM. Because hard disks have relatively slower access rates than the true physical RAM, it is not advisable to use excessive amounts of virtual memory for running programs as it bogs down the PC. In this case, because what we are trying to get rid of are data that are not essential for any presently running programs or processes, it is okay to utilize the virtual memory.

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Tips Tricks & Warnings

  • This is very useful after you play a game or to Software that uses a lot of RAM.
  • This is like restarting your PC without restarting your PC.
  • This is particularly useful for old PCs with limited RAM resources.

Questions and Answers

Why when I save it it shapes as notepad file ? Even when I want to open it by open with option there is no any options to run it ? please help me how can I save it as vbs file and then to run it to clean my RAM?

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That cases sometimes really happen and I suggest you to try some other ways to create vbs files. Don't worry because I will teach you on how to make it. This one will definitely help you in making the file you want to do. Just follow the steps given below.

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  • First open a command prompt. You can open it by selecting "Start" then click "Run" >.

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  • Then dialog box appear, just type "command or cmd". (In keyboard shortcut keys simply press winkey + R)
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  • Then the command prompt automatically appears. To change your directory path to desktop just type " CD desktop" then press enter. Your work will be save in your desktop. This will help you to easily find you're save work.

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  • The picture below is the best illustration of what your work should be look like. Then now start to do extension name .vbs file. Simply type copy con + name of your file (example is this => " copy con Boost.vbs ") then press enter.

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  • Do the same procedure in the instruction number 2 above this article. Choose the appropriate RAM corresponding to your personal computer . (This is the example => type "FreeMem=Space(204800000))After you put the keyword for your RAM then press enter. After enter press Ctrl + z on your keyboard then enter.

Note: After you press Ctrl + z, it should be look like this "^Z" as like what you see in the picture illustrate below. Don't ever try to type it manually cause it will automatically appear when you press Ctrl + z.

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  • Your work will save in your Desktop. And to create the other files just simply follow the same procedure that you do.

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Now you create and save extension files .vbs in just a simple way.

How to increase computer speed?

My system is slow including internet

It would help to delete cookies as well as history of searches. You need to do a virus check as well as certain viruses cause the system to slow down. You may want to remove applications that you don't really use as that definitely just clogs down the system of your computer.

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Defragmentation also helps a lot in increasing computer speed. Doing it at least once a month would be very beneficial.

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How can I speed up my PC using notepad for speeding up my games?

I cannot access my game properly

The ways of speeding up your computer using a notepad is to adjust your RAM and also to free more RAM for your PC. Have you already read the article here Increase Computer Speed Using your Notepad if so you can understand the usage of this for cleaning your RAM. As for the games in order to make it work properly you should at-least try updating your Computers drivers and also you do a hardware upgrade in your PC.

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Not all games has the same system requirements in order to play it smoothly, the method of speeding your PC using a note pad is only to increase your RAM not your Graphics.

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My wallpaper doesn't set . when I shut down the computer it set some time and when start computer it is dismissed?

On my computer wallpaper doesn't set. then I try following desktop right button Arrange icon by lock Web items on desktop. then it set. but when I shut down computer it is dismissed.

Could explain a bit more about you're problem, if you are having some troubles in setting up your wall paper and it won't save then you might haven't click the apply button or OK button after applying your new settings to take effect.

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If you are trying to arrange the desktop icons using the computer properties and desktop, you must click the apply button and click OK to save your settings.

When you locate a picture that you will want in order to set as a wallpaper you can simply pick the picture you are wanting then right click on it to open up the menu for you to set as a wallpaper.

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How to speed up computer FPS with CMD?

FPS Speed up using CMD.Type what too speed up computer.

The article above will help you increase your computer's speed and overall performance by letting you manually clear up your RAM. This will also slightly increase the FPS of your games by reducing lags caused by memory shortage. If you want to further increase the FPS of a game, please try to set your game's graphic settings to the lowest graphic quality.

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My RAM is overflowing, please help me?

My installed Physical Memory is 3 GB and it is at 91 %used even after restarting. I normally had a 21% used up RAM. The RAM is over flowing after a Sleep mode

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Just googled RAM.vbs and your article popped up. Thanks?

Just wanted to speed my computer up.

Yes, if you follow the instructions given, it will be able to speed up your computer, as long as you have actually embedded the right codes onto the notepad. Using the VBS script allows you to give commands to the operating system of your computer. Just make sure you type the codes as it is to avoid any errors.

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What Increase computer speed with other program language?

i.e. C language Or Python

You can follow the same process but you would have to get other codes for different program language. These codes only work for specific languages and if you change, you would have to use a completely different one and the process may have some differences as well.

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How can I increase RAM with cmd?

How can I increase RAM on my Dell inspiron 4110 with cmd. I heard that you can use sfc/scannow but that didn't work for me. Please help me

You cannot increase physical RAM without buying and installing RAM into your computer, but you can change the virtual memory page file size.

  1. 1
    Press the Windows key.
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  2. 2
    Type "cmd".
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  3. 3
    Right-click "cmd.exe" or "Command Prompt" and select "Run as administrator".
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  4. 4
    Type
    wmic computersystem where name="%computername%" set AutomaticManagedPagefile=False
    
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  5. 5
    Then, type
    wmic pagefileset create name="c:\pagefile.sys"
    
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  6. 6
    Lastly, type
    wmic pagefileset where name="c:\\pagefile.sys" set InitialSize=16384,MaximumSize=16384
    
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    You can substitute 16384 (16 GB) with any other value to change the virtual RAM size.
    You will need the free space on your hard drive.
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  8. 8
    You can encounter an error after the 'wmic pagefileset create name="c:\pagefile.sys"' command.
    Ignore it if you see that error.
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  9. 9
    Reboot your PC.
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My Computer is Slow How can I Optimize it to run at 1gb of RAM?

I can play games like League of Legends at 60 fps, but before I get in the game It crashes, it's just all around slow, when I'm playing low-end browser games and I have YouTube open in another tab it just refuses to run, so I end YouTube tab and continue to play the browser game, BUT I STILL LAG! Please help me, I come from a family with no economic resources so upgrading is not an option in the foreseeable future

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Can I upgrade my Lenovo S110 RAM using cmd?

I have a lag problem when I play a game...I hate it and I want to upgrade my RAM with no cost..can you help me??

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Please, how can I make my Mozilla Firefox run without freezing?

Hello, I installed a Mozilla Firefox 40.3 which I have been using, and when I try browsing with it, it always hang or freeze, my RAM is 1GB, I have tried to find a solution to it, but to no avail

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With a 4 GB RAM PC but only 3 GB usable, do I have to pu 409600000? Or, less?

The PC has 4 GB of RAM, but it only says that 3 GB are usable, when creating a .vbs notepad, do I type FreeMem=Space(409600000) or do I need to use a different set of numbers? Thank you.. I have tried: I have tried to search it but I am still unsure

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  1. 1
    Enter the usable amount of RAM, For 3 GB, that will be "FreeMem=Space(3221225472)".
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  2. 2
    Now, if you want to see if you can enable more than 3 GB, follow the steps below.
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    Press the Windows and "Pause - Break" buttons.
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  4. 4
    Check "System type".
    It can be either 64-bit or 32-bit.
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    For 32-bit systems, you can do nothing.
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    For 64-bit, you can try to adjust msconfig settings.
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    Press the Windows button.
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  8. 8
    Type "msconfig" and press "Enter".
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  9. 9
    Click the "Boot" tab.
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  10. 10
    Next, click "Advanced..."
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  11. 11
    Check "Maximum memory".
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  12. 12
    Type "4096".
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    Click "OK" and "Apply".
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    Restart your computer.
    Check your available memory and adjust the "FreeMem" option if necessary.
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Can I select all files, I cannot do this easily please help me?

I type it and want to save it, I don't know how to select all files, help me

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Vbs file my string=(80000000) WHY?

Why is my string=(80000000) ??? Is that the same for all computers no matter how RAM you have? Does that number change when creating the vbs file in notepad?

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My laptop battery discharge very quickly and laptop fan give heat and noise?

My laptop battery discharge very quickly and laptop fan give heat and noise.

What is the reason you think?

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After double clicking nothing happens?

I did all steps, then when I double click on them, they do not respond

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When watching Netflix ,and just average stuff my CPU goes to 100% ,and there is a lag in the video. Since this is a notepad I didn't think the BIOS would let me tweak the CPU so I'm looking to speed up the RAM?

How to increase CPU ,or RAM without replacing hardware on notepad

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It is stuck always what to do? 4GB RAM but lots of stuck?

I am irritated, how can I boost speed using hard disk space

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My computer running Windows 8.1 too slow?

RAM 4GB. processor 1 GHz. SO HELP ME TO KEEP IT FASTER MORE THAN EVER

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Does the process on the site really have any effect?

I want to know if that is the only way, and also if I can upgrade my RAM without actually doing it manually. I have tried: Running various commands I read online, can't really remember all. I think it was caused by: I think my PC is slow because it runs windows 10 on a 2gb RAM

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What is the pause - break botton?

I don't know the buttons pause-break. I have tried: Pause-break button

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