How to Overclock RAM Easily With AMD Ryzen Master
Overclocking RAM on your PC may sound daunting if you’re not familiar with overclocking or tweaking the BIOS in general. Fortunately, users with a Windows computer running an AMD Ryzen processor can use a tool called Ryzen Master to easily overclock their RAM without ever needing to touch the BIOS.
- Why You Should Overclock Your Memory
- How to Overclock RAM with Ryzen Master
- How to Further Test Your Overclock Stability
- Frequently Asked Questions
Why You Should Overclock Your Memory
In contrast to CPU overclocking, RAM overclocking isn’t known to provide a massive surge in performance. In fact, many professionals recommend not spending money on memory sticks rated more than 3000MHz, as you tend to run into diminishing returns beyond that.
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But what if you have a slightly older system with RAM sticks rated below 3000MHZ? Or if you want to squeeze out just a tiny bit more FPS in games even on a high-speed RAM rated more than, say, 3200MHz or even 3600MHz? Then you might want to give overclocking a try.
Overclocking RAM is a fairly simple exercise if you know what you’re doing. With a little trial and error, you can quickly get your RAM running at its maximum speed without crashing your computer, so that you don’t leave extra performance on the table if you run your memory below its maximum potential.
Tip: need to update your AMD graphics drivers? We teach you how to do that.
How to Overclock RAM with Ryzen Master
Ryzen Master is an AMD tool that can help you overclock BOTH your CPU and memory within the Windows environment. If you’re interested in the first option, our guide to CPU overclocking with Ryzen Master can help you extract even more performance from your system.
Before we begin, it’s important to note that Ryzen Master supports only Ryzen 2000 and newer desktop processors. Laptop CPUs are not compatible. Also, the memory speed clock speed displayed in Ryzen Master is half the speed (in MHz) displayed on your memory module. For instance, a RAM stick rated for 3000 MHz will show a memory clock of 1500 MHz in Ryzen Master. This is absolutely normal and shows that your memory is running in a dual-channel configuration.
At the same time, make sure that you open Task Manager and note your memory speed by opening the “Performance” tab and clicking “Memory” on the left side of the window.
- Download and install Ryzen Master from AMD’s website.
- Take note of the pop-up that appears. It’s a warning not to push your components beyond their operating threshold, or you risk voiding your warranty. Don’t worry, as with a few careful considerations, you can safely overclock your memory without any critical risk to your system.
- Once inside the program, switch to “Advanced View” if it doesn’t open by default.
- Select either “Profile 1” or “Profile 2” in the left menu and click “Default” in the right pane at the top. You can ignore the other modes like “Precision Boost Overdrive” or “Auto Overclocking,” as they’re recommended for CPU overclocking.
- Look for the “Memory Control” section and click on “Excluded” to unlock the various memory settings below. The “Excluded” button will change to “Included” in green.
- Next to “Included,” you’ll see “Push All Auto” and “Push All Manual.” The first option is enabled by default, setting the options you see under “Voltage Controls,” “DRAM Timing Configuration,” and other sections to “Auto.” For a simple and automatic memory overclock, we’ll use the same settings.
- Underneath “Memory Control,” leave “Coupled Mode” to “On” for a most stable overclock. This ensures your “Memory Clock” and “Fabric Clock” are always in a 1:1 configuration.
- You’ll only be able to set the “Memory Clock” speed in this mode. Set it for the speed in which your memory stick is rated. You can find this value on your product packaging or by finding your specific module’s product page online. For illustration purposes, we’ll enter a value of 1800 (half of our stick’s rated 3600 MHz speed).
- Click “Apply & Test” at the bottom to restart your system. After the reboot, Ryzen Master will automatically launch and perform a stability test with the new settings.
- Once the test is complete, you can open Task Manager and see your RAM running at the new speed that you entered in Ryzen Master.
Good to know: Learn how to check your Windows PC’s CPU temperature to make sure your computer is functioning properly.
How to Further Test Your Overclock Stability
Ryzen Master has an in-built testing feature to determine the stability of your memory overclock. But if you want real-world testing, you can stress test your system with Cinebench, running several rounds of single-core and multi-core benchmarks with the new RAM settings. This will stress the system more, and you’ll have better confidence in your RAM overclock.
You can also test out your new RAM settings while playing games. Sometimes, even tools like Cinebench don’t spot an unstable overclock, whereas real-world scenarios like playing games tend to crash if something is wrong. If you’re able to run your game for several hours (and ideally, multiple times), you can be sure your memory overclock is successful.
Does your CPU often overheat? Opting for a good CPU cooler may help you keep things in check.
Frequently Asked Questions
How can I overclock RAM on Intel?
You’ll need to go through BIOS. Open your BIOS and find a setting named something like “AI Tweaker/Extreme Tweaker,” depending on your motherboard. Then, choose the presaved XMP profile that matches memory module’s rated maximum speed. Save your settings and restart your system.
Can all RAM be overclocked?
Yes. Technically, you can overclock any RAM module, but the results you’ll see will vary depending on your specific module.
Can overclocking damage RAM?
It’s fairly difficult to damage your RAM sticks physically by setting the wrong overclock settings. Your system will simply restart if it determines settings are too far out of the operating threshold of the memory modules. You can then change settings and test system stability again.
Image credit: Unsplash. All screenshots by Tanveer Singh.
Tanveer hunts far and wide for PC Hardware, Windows, and Gaming ideas to write about. An MBA in Marketing and the owner of a PC building business, he has written extensively on Technology, Gaming, and Marketing. When not scouring the web, he can be found binging on The Office, running for his life in GTFO, or wrecking karts in Smash Karts.
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[Ryzen 5000] Optimizing the CPU and RAM OC
as I was struggling a bit with the framrate in my HP Reverb G2 in ACC at the last races, especially at race starts, I tried to get some more grunt out of my CPU and RAM to limit the CPU bottleneck you have in ACC in scenarios with a lot of enviroment and/or cars visible. I optimized my CPU by using the AMD curve optimizer and the Boost Override in the BIOS settings of the mainboard and the RAM by increasing the frequency and tighten the timings. I will show you what improvements I could achive and how I done this optimizations.
Like I said the CPU Optimizations are only options in the mainboard BIOS, so you don’t really need any tools to improve the performance here. But you can test the stability of your settings much better and easier if you use the following little tool. For performance measurements we use Cinebench R23.
- Core Cycler
- Download here: https://github.com/sp00n/corecycler
- Short explanation what the tools does: https://www.overclock.net/threads/corecycler-tool-for-testing-curve-optimizer-settings.1777398/
- Cinebench R23
- Download: https://www. maxon.net/en/cinebench/
- for monitoring the CPU temps
What to do?
Before I write down, what we actually change in the BIOS I will start with a short explanation what I understood the AMD Curve Optimizer is actually doing to give a direction where we need to go afterwards. Each core in our Ryzen CPU needs a certain voltage to get to a certain frequency. The processor checks which frequency he needs (workload, temperature, etc.) and tells the motherboard which voltage should be applied per core. This requested voltage seems to be higher for «bad» cores (core needs more voltage for certain frequency than other cores) than for «good» processor cores. AMD does that to be safe with the bad cores, so that even those cores are achieving a reasonable frequency and performance.
What we do now with the Curve Optimizer, is to find an optimium per core of frequency and the requested voltage. This itself does not really improve performance, but it makes the processor using a bit less energy and thus running a bit cooler to get the same results.
Performance is then improved by the Boost Override setting. This setting just ups the processor frequency curve in 50Mhz steps up to an increase of 200Mhz (on my Gigabyte Board).
Lets get started!
- Download the tools
- Do one SC and MC run with CB23 to get your stock results
- Set ‘Minium Test Duration’ to Off
- Reboot your PC and go into the BIOS
- Set the PBO Limits to the Limits of your processor so that we don’t violate the recommended values by AMD by some error
- Navigate to the Curve Optimizer option (can be different on every manufacturer BIOS)
- Activate it
- Set the Sign to ‘Negative’
- Change the value for all cores
- on single CCD processors like the 5600X and 5800X you can start with 15
- on two CCD processors like the 5900X and 5950X I would start with 10
- Save that and Boot up your PC
We now reduced the requested voltage by the CPU by 10 points on every core. I actually don’t really now what every point stands for, but doesn’t really matter on the other hand, as long as the PC is still running stable and with good performance
For stability test we now use the CoreCycler Tool.
- Open up HWInfo
- Go to the Core Cycler directory
- Open up the Config.ini File
- Set ‘RuntimePerCore’ to 2-4min
- The longer the better the result, but bear in mind that a 2min test per core takes already 16min on a 8core processor for an initial conclusion how stable your system is still running
- Set ‘NumberofThreads’ to 2 to active Hyperthreading
- Set ‘maxIterations’ to something like 20
- Save the Config and run the tool with the ‘Run CoreCycler.bat’ File
- A console window opens we you can see the progress and in case of an error, which core produced the error
- Check the CPU temps, they should be always below 90°C, otherwise your CPU is too hot and you have thermal throttling
We now letting check the tool every core at least once, write down which core passed the test and if there were errors which core produced the error. After that we reboot the PC once again and do the following:
- every core which passed the test
- increase the magnitude by 5, this means we are going from e.g. -15 to -20
- every core which failed the test
- decrease the magnitude by 3, this means we are going from e.g. -15 to -12
Then safe and boot up the PC, run the CoreCycler tool, write down the cores who passed/failed, go into the BIOS and change the values again. We repeat that so long until we maxed out the worst cores by going to -30 and found a stable limit for the good cores.
When you finished that step, we want to check if our system is fully stable, so we increase the ‘RuntimePerCore’ to something like 20-30min and perform a stability test run over night. If you find any errors now, you still need to increase the value by 3 again and rerun the long test, so this step can be very time consuming.
After we found a stable setting for an overnight run, we want to increase the performance with the Boost Override setting. You can either start directly with +200Mhz, which gives the highest performance but on the other hand could be unstable, or you take the safe way and only use +100Mhz first and increase that if another overnight run was stable. There is no best way to do it, maybe the only advise I could give is to go the safe route with big processors like the 5900X and 5950X and use only +100Mhz at first. With the 5600X and the 5800X you can probably be a bit more aggressive at the beginning and go straight to +200Mhz.
Optimized CPU with 200Mhz Boost Override
For RAM OC you also don’t really need SW-Tools, but they make life much easier, even more when you are doing this for the first time.
- Thaipoon Burner
- Download: http://www. softnology.biz/
- DRAM Calculator for Ryzen
- Download: https://www.techpowerup.com/download/ryzen-dram-calculator/
- Download: https://zentimings.protonrom.com/
- Aida Extreme Trial Version
- Download: https://www.aida64.de/downloads
What to do?
I can actually tell you details of what we are doing here. On one hand we are trying to speed up our internal memory controller of the CPU, the Infinity Fabric, we are trying to speed up the RAM for the same amount and we try to minizie those preparation, write, copy and end timings in our RAM memory to make data transfer faster. What especially every timing does for the RAM, I have no clue, but it is actually not really needed on the other hand
Getting the stock values
- Load the XMP profile of your RAM in the BIOS
- Boot up the PC
- Launch Aida64
- Launch the Cache and Memory Benchmark
- Tools -> Cache and Memory Benchmark
Testing out the Infinity Fabric
The first thing we want to do, is to check how fast our memory controller is able to run.
- Set the SoC voltage to 1.05-1.125V (start with the higher)
- manipulate the IF frequency (or FCLK frequency) to 1900Mhz
- Try to boot up
- if not, reduce the frequency one setting
- Once booted, start Aida64 and launch the Stabiliy Test
- Tools -> Stability Test
- Check ‘Stress cache’ and ‘Stress System memory’
- everything else is Off
- Test for up 10min
- If this setting was stable, go to Bios again and up that Frequency
- Test with Aida again until you reach 2100Mhz FCLK clock
- If this is still stable -> Congrats your CPU has a very very good memory controller
Note the FCLK or IF frequency that was stable, we will need it for the next step.
Get an initial RAM setting from the DRAM Calculator
Now we know how fast our memory controller is able to run, but how fast will our RAM kit be? For that we do the following.
- Open up Thaipoon
- Click on Read and then on the first memory bank
- Click on Report, scroll all the way down to ‘Show delay in nanoseconds’ and click that one time
- Click on Export and save the file
This generates an html. file export on our RAM configuration which can be loaded into the DRAM calculator. We do the following
- Open up the DRAM Calculator.exe
- click on ‘Import XMP’ and import your html file
- set the frequency in the left column to your max stable FCLK/IF frequency * 2
- A frequency of the IF od 1900Mhz runs in a 1:1 ratio with the RAM at 3800Mhz
- Click ‘Calculate Safe’ and ‘Calculate Fast’ and export a screenshot for each calculation
- if that frequency is not supported just go setting for setting lower until you can calcuate a RAM timing setting
- Send those screenshots to your laptop or mobile, becase we will need them in a second the Bios
Reboot your PC and go into the BIOS. We will try and see if the Stable settings from the DRAM calculator are stable with our CPU/ RAM combo.
- set your DRAM voltage to the Max. value suggest by the DRAM calculator
- should be around 1,42-1,5V
- I would not exceed 1,5V as this cause quite high RAM temperatures
- Set UCLK DIV1 Mode to ‘UCLK==MEMCLK’ to make the IF and the RAM run at a 1:1 ratio
- now copy all those values of the middle red rectangle into your BIOS (Stable calculation!)
- be aware, on my Gigabyte board there was another submenu, where I had to enable the Gear Down Mode again, could be also the true for your board
- Safe those values in a profile in your BIOS and try to boot up your PC
- If this is not working, try to up the DRAM voltage a click (don’t exceed 1,5V) or reduce the frequency of IF and RAM one click
Test the settings for performance and stability
For performance we again run a Aida64 Cache and Memory benchmark and check if our Read Value increased and the latency decreased. This is the direction we want to have.
For stability test we launch the DRAM calculator again.
- Go to ‘Membench’
- Set ‘Membench mode’ to Custom
- Set a ‘RAM Size’ which is 2-3Gb below your free physical RAM memory (see bottom right corner)
- Set ‘Taskscope’ to 10000% (this takes already 3-4h)
Optimizing RAM further
If the stable setting of the DRAM calculator works fine on your system you can try and see if the Fast setting is also running stable. If this is also running stable you can begin to decrease the timings manually even further. The following picture will help you to find the most beneficial settings in terms of performance and latency.
Green is most beneficial, red the least.
This chapture is almost endless as you can always try to optimize the timings of the RAM a bit further and then test it again. Takes endless hours and a lot of nights to find the final setting
Stock — 3200Mhz CL14
DRAM Calculator Safe — 3800Mhz CL16
Tuned — 3800Mhz CL16 with tight subtimings
Assetto Corsa Competizione
I took the Nürburgring setting of my graphic card comparison and only changed the ingame time to 8am and upped the AI number to 29. Then I did the benchmarks by following the AI for two laps and captured the frame rate. For details check the other thread:
Lap1 — XMP setting vs. 3800Mhz Safe settings
Lap2 — XMP setting vs. 3800Mhz Safe settings
Avg. framerate and the percentils are increased by around 12-13% and thats only the Safe setting from the DRAM calculator. The results in ACC for my the Tuned settings I used in the AIDA benchmark are a little bit cropped as they are worse than the Safe settings from the calculator. I try to redo them in the next days to see where I ended up for now.
Next step will be, to try to increase the frequency a bit more or to get to 3800Mhz CL14. But for now I have done enough overnight runs, my system needs a cooldown lap
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How effective is the optimization of RAM in the Windows environment
The process of cleaning and optimizing the Windows OS has long been a trend. There are many commercial programs on the software market that offer various kinds of software operations that supposedly can speed up the system. Some of these operations can really come in handy when the system disk is cluttered, to access the full list of startup objects, to properly remove programs, and in such cases.
However, some operations will not give any tangible performance gain. Among the latter are utilities for optimizing RAM.
What is their principle of operation, why are they of little use, and what will really help speed up a computer with insufficient RAM?
1. How RAM optimizers work
The essence of the work of RAM optimizers is its release in order to be used for user tasks. Memory release mechanisms for such programs may be different. Some forcibly upload data to the paging file and visually dismantle the amount of freed resources for the user. And others create the illusion of the need for a certain amount of MB of «RAM» , so that Windows itself removes what is needed in the swap file and frees up the requested volume.
According to the last principle, for example, the optimizer utility as part of a comprehensive product for cleaning and optimizing Windows — Glary Utilities works. We tell her how much we want to free up RAM within the available maximum amount. And the utility fulfills our order.
Other product — utility Wise Memory Optimizer — works according to the first principle. The utility does not take pre-orders from us, it releases the volume that it can release.
Such manipulations do not speed up the computer in any way. First, after some time, Windows will load the freed data back into RAM. Secondly, when accessing programs unloaded to the swap file, they can terribly slow down for the first time. Especially if the system does not work on SSD , but on HDD disk. The latter have a negligibly low reading speed of small files that make up the program cache. Whereas such small files HDD will read at a maximum speed of 0.5-1 Mb / s , RAM will cope with this task at a speed of over 100 Mb / s . So why is it necessary for such a productive resource to be idle?
2. RAM resource management by Windows
The idea of forced release of RAM resource is based on myths about its inefficient use by Windows. However, on different computers — from 2 GB and, for example, with 8 GB RAM — with the same average loads of (open browser, office or media applications) in the system task manager, we will not see striking differences in the percentage of memory used. Even on a weak, even on a powerful computer , the “RAM” will never be clogged to the eyeballs, there will always be some amount of idle resource. As new tasks are added, Windows itself takes care of ensuring that the resource is enough for all active tasks. And so that there is some kind of gap for the possible connection of some other tasks. When you start a resource-intensive program or game, the system will analyze which of the currently active processes are rarely used and unload them into the swap file. And she doesn’t need any optimizers and game boosters to help her.
Of course, if we run some powerful game on a weak device that is designed for a large amount of RAM, Windows may not be able to cope with its tasks and display a message about the lack of memory. There may be other abnormal cases — for example, the clutter of the disk where the paging file is located, or the operation of programs that cause memory leaks. But these problems cannot be prevented in any way, let alone solved by RAM optimizer utilities.
Modern versions of Windows are designed to make optimal use of RAM, not to spare it. A certain amount is left unused, which may be required for new tasks, and everything else is put to work. Windows does not access the paging file unnecessarily, so as not to burden the work of already problematic HDD . So if in the task manager we see the use of the resource «RAM» on 70-80% at appropriate loads, this is far from a reason to worry and rush to disable Superfetch or run the memory optimizer.
3. How to really optimize RAM
On computers with 4 GB RAM, nothing needs to be done at all. This is the optimal indicator for average user tasks. It makes sense to increase it by hardware only if it is necessary to launch individual resource-intensive games and programs, the operation of which fundamentally requires a larger resource. If the device has less than 4 GB «RAM» , it would be desirable to upgrade. Adding DDR2 or DDR3 memory sticks is the simplest upgrade for PCs and laptops. This is the cheapest upgrade when compared to adding or replacing other computer components.
If a physical increase in the amount of RAM is not possible, in the environment Windows 8.1 and 10 you can relatively comfortably exist with 2 GB . In such cases, it is necessary to remove unnecessary background programs, prevent an excessive number of applications from being active at the same time, and not produce a lot of active tabs in the browser. If possible, it would also be desirable to replace HDD to SSD , this will give the most noticeable performance boost. First, Windows will communicate more quickly with the swap file hosted on the SSD . Secondly, other problems caused by the slow operation of HDD will disappear.
On devices with low RAM, you can install editions of Windows 7 or 8. 1 Embedded — special stripped-down builds of these versions of the system, optimized for operation on low-power production equipment.
Windows 10 and Windows 11 RAM optimization
WARNING! Read the introduction.
Hello everyone! Today we will talk about optimizing RAM in Windows 10 and Windows 11. Let’s start with the nonsense that is written in most articles found on the Internet. Some nonsense is simply useless and will not help you in any way, and some is even harmful. Therefore, if you go to the article and see a million options to optimize RAM in Windows 10 and 11 — remember, most likely most of the tips do not work with RAM.
NOTE! Do not look for a magic pill when working with RAM — because it simply does not exist. But there is a set of measures and tips that can really speed up the operation of the operating system and computer. I highly recommend that you read the entire article carefully. It will be great if you refer to additional instructions, links to which I will leave. Thus, you can understand the very principle of how Windows and RAM work.
- What tips from the internet don’t work with RAM?
- Clearing the RAM Cache
- Freeing Up Hard Drive Space
- Defragmenting the System Drive
- Configuring Power Plans
- Checking the Integrity of System Files
- But How Can You Optimize RAM?
- Method 1: Update drivers
- Method 2: Clear RAM
- Method 3: What else can you do to speed up your PC
- Ask the author of this article
What advice from the Internet does not work with RAM?
Anyway, I decided to start by debunking some advice that is endlessly rewritten by copywriters on the Internet. Before we get started, let’s briefly understand — what is random access memory (RAM or RAM) in general?
We read — how much RAM is needed to run Windows 10 and Windows 11.
RAM is a faster section of physical memory that works directly with the processor. That is why it is faster than permanent memory (HDD or SSD). RAM is volatile memory, which means that if you turn off or reboot your computer, it is completely freed. Now let’s get to the tips from the Internet.
ATTENTION! Many people confuse RAM and equate this physical device with the word «Performance», which is fundamentally wrong. The performance of the system and the computer as a whole is a combination of factors from a powerful processor and fast SSD and RAM to properly working software.
Clearing the RAM Cache
When Windows 10 was still young, there were rumors on the Internet that when the OS was running, it often clogged the RAM with a cache of programs. In reality, it was, and the Internet was full of tips for cleaning up the RAM. The problem is that these tips didn’t really work, because after cleaning, running programs quickly clogged RAM with new cache. Later, Microsoft rolled out several updates, and the problem was solved. You also need to understand that you should not completely clear the cache either, since it is used by many applications and is needed for faster software operation. The only thing you can do is just update Windows itself. And remember — the cache is cleared every time you reboot and turn off the PC, so we don’t need any magic methods.
NOTE! Windows itself is responsible for setting the RAM — you cannot do anything manually. The only option is to free up some of the RAM, but we’ll talk about that a little later.
Reading — how to update Windows.
Freeing up hard disk space
In no way will this advice be able to optimize RAM, since RAM is a completely different piece of hardware. For those who have too little RAM on their PC, this can help a little, because when there is not enough RAM, the swap file (SWAP) is used, but it is on the hard drive. I advise you to read in more detail about this section of memory — in this article (link).
Defragment the system disk
This advice is not entirely harmful, but it does not affect the operation or configuration of RAM in any way. But why? — because fragmentation can only be on hard media that is not associated with RAM. But defragmenting can help speed up the hard drive itself. In this case, information will be read from the media faster, since the code fragments will be closer to each other. But, as soon as the program has loaded and got into RAM, defragmentation does not affect the operation of the running utility in any way.
Reading — how to defragment a disk.
Setting up power plans
Another great tip for laptops that has nothing to do with RAM in any way, although it does speed up the laptop. But how is it possible? — when setting the «Maximum performance» mode, the processor starts to work constantly at full speed.
Look, the processor has a standard mode and Turbo boost. In one, it operates at a frequency of, for example, 2.5 GHz. And when accelerated, it can operate at a frequency of 3.5 GHz. To save energy, laptops have a «Balanced Mode» when the processor frequency constantly changes depending on the type of tasks. But you can set the constant power mode if you constantly work from the mains. The disadvantage of this option is that the laptop in this mode will heat up more.
Read more about this topic at this link.
Checking the integrity of system files
This advice made me giggle out loud. The bottom line is that Windows has a built-in feature that checks the integrity of system files and restores some damaged ones from a backup. As you understand, the recovery takes place on the hard drive and there is simply no optimization of the RAM.
But why is this advice sometimes helpful? — it helps only in cases where the system files are badly damaged on the hard drive. In this case, the OS may run slower, give errors or a blue screen BSoD. In any case, you can perform this check just in case — it will not be worse. But as you understand, this has nothing to do with RAM.
Reading — how to check and restore the integrity of system files.
But how can you optimize RAM performance?
If you have read all the chapters that were at the very beginning, you may have noticed that most of the tips do not work with RAM in any way. Although in some cases they can improve the performance of the PC itself, the system and programs.
How to optimize and tune RAM in Windows 10 and 11? — there are several ways. Let’s take a closer look at them.
Method 1: Update drivers
The motherboard works directly with the RAM. Therefore, the first thing we need to do is to completely update the drivers for it. Thus, the manufacturer optimizes the work of iron, corrects some errors in the work. The most important thing is to download and install drivers from the official website of the hardware manufacturer. We don’t use Device Manager.
NOTE! There are no special drivers for RAM for Windows 10 or 11 — for this they use firewood for the motherboard.
Reading — how to update all drivers.
And be sure to install all the updates in the operating system — this way you optimize the operation of the OS, which also works with RAM.
- Go to «Start» — «Settings».
- Go to the Update and Security section.
- In the Windows Update section, install ALL updates.
Method 2: Clearing RAM
The second thing we can do is to remove unnecessary programs and applications that may hang in RAM. And they begin to hang there during normal boot Windows
- Right-click on the «Start» button and go to «Task Manager».
- Go to the «Startup» tab. To turn off the program, right-click. Turn off ALL applications except your antivirus.
- The next thing we need to do is disable the built-in background apps in Windows. «Start» — «Settings» — «Privacy».
- In the «Background Applications» section, turn off everything you see there.
- The last thing we need to do is to completely scan your computer with your antivirus program. You never know — some viruses suddenly got in the way, which impudently use the performance of our PC. We launch our antivirus and do a full system scan.
- At the end, restart your computer.
Method 3: What else can be done to speed up the PC
We have already described everything you need to know in the article above. But I have prepared for you a series of instructions that will help speed up your PC.