There is nothing more annoying than a slow computer. The main reason behind the slow working of the computer has high CPU usage. Thus, your computer slows after some time. Sometimes your computer becomes slow due to memory leaks and power surges. You can’t control such factors. But, if your computer is slowing due to RAM, you can fix your computer. All you need to do is free up your computer RAM. Once you have cleared the memory, your computer will start working properly. If you want the best performance from your computer, then make sure that your memory usage is optimized, but before moving ahead, we’ll describe what RAM does if you are not familiar.

RAM stands for Random Access Memory, also known as the computer’s primary memory that holds the program currently running on your computer. That means the more RAM that’s inside your computer, the more program you can run at once without negatively affecting performance. When windows run more program that your RAM unable to handle it uses a part of hard drive called the page file that acts as “virtual memory” and move some programs there. But this much slower than actual RAM, which i9s why you notice windows 10 slow performance issues.

Lots of windows 10 users report on Reddit and Microsoft forums that some processes {e.g., ntoskrnl.exe} in windows 10 are slowing down the OS by co9nsuming tons of RAM and CPU power. Here are some ways to fix high RAM and CPU usage in windows 10:

1. Restart your PC

As we know, RAM is volatile, so all the contents are lost as the computer shuts down. It is restarting your PC shall also clear memory and restarts all the running programs. It would not increase your total RAM but cleans the unwanted processes running in the system that might be eating your memory.

2. Check RAM usage

  • Click on the start menu and search for task manager or {ctrl + shift + Esc to open task manager.}
  • For full utility, click on more details if needed
  • Click on the processes tab.
  • Click the memory header to sort from most to least RAM usage.

  • Notice all the apps displayed on the screen; for more information, switch to the performance tab.
  • You will see a chart of your RAM usage in the Memory section.
  • Click Open Source Monitor at the bottom for more information’s.


3. Uninstall unnecessary software’s

With the idea of the apps and software using more RAM by checking RAM usage, you are all set to uninstall more RAM using software that is rarely in use by you. For uninstalling the software’s follow the steps given below:

  • Open settings using keyboard shortcut windows key + I.
  • Click on apps and then app features.

  • Click on uninstall to which you want to remove.

4. Use lighter apps

For less consumption of RAM, always prefer lighter apps; E.g., If your computer struggles to open Photoshop, try using smaller apps like or GIMP for minor edits. Also, close the software’s that you are not actively working with. Bookmark open browsers that you want to read later, and then close up to free up RAM.

5. Scan for virus and malware

Sometimes your compute4r might have been infected by malware and viruses, which slow down your computer. So you must regularly check your computer for viruses or malware with an updated antivirus or antimalware.

6. Disable unnecessary startup programs

Disable the unnecessary startup programs that launch every time your computer starts and occupies the RAM. Following are the steps to disable the unnecessary programs.

  • Open task manager in your computer{steps mentioned above }
  • Click on the startup tab
  • You can sort the list according to the startup impact.
  • Right-click on the applications that you don’t want to run at startup and select “Disable”.

7. Remove browsers extensions

We install browser extensions to use additional features it provides. But many times, these extensions are also the origin of malware and act as a threat to your PC. So, removing these extensions can free up your RAM.

8. Turn of visual effects

Windows 10 is full of busy visual effects for windows, menus and tooltips, and more. And disabling these effects can significantly increase available memory.

  • The same steps are mentioned below:
  • Open file explorer {windows key + E}

  • Right-click on “This PC” and select properties.

  • Now, select the Advance System Settings from left panel.

  • Click on setting from the performance section

  • Click on “Adjust for the best performance.”
  • All the animated visual effects will be disabled.

9.Adjust virtual memory

  • Click on the start menu and select control panel to option
  • Switch the category view in the top-right to small icons {if needed} and choose a system
  • Click on advanced system settings available on the left side
  • Here, on the advance tab, click settings under performance
  • Switch to the advance tab once again and click the change button
  • You will see paging file size for your main drive. In most cases, you can leave automatically.

  • Manage box checked and let windows take care of it. But you can uncheck this and set the initial size and maximum size to higher values.
[wp-svg-icons icon=”notebook” wrap=”b”] Important Note:
  • Many Peoples complain about high CPU and RAM usage by many programs and making your Laptop or Computer slow and it is very important to uninstall unnecessary software’s to avoid such situation.
  • You should also avoid using pirated or cracked programs as it may contain VIRUS which can eat your memory (RAM).

Following all the steps shown in this guide will definitely boost your computers performance but still you want more, install more RAM.

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