Minimem is a Windows application for optimizing memory (RAM). It was originally developed for Firefox which is still a bit of a memory hog. Now it can optimize the memory use of any Windows application. It works by removing as many non-necessary memory pages as possible from the selected processes. It can load those pages back whenever they need, and makes your overall system perform much better whenever memory becomes limited.
This is practically useful if you are running beta applications with memory leaks and other software which leaves a large memory footprint that slows down your computer performance. It’s also great for old computers running memory hog applications. Reducing memory load will also give you extra life to your laptop batteries.
Minimem gives you full control over what applications you want to optimize, when and how often. It runs in the background and can be set up to optimize as many processes as you’d like, using a very intuitive graphical interface.
Tip: Applications that are best to optimize for memory are typically office applications, typically word processors, and web browsers. On that last front Minimem has been tested to be extremely efficient with Firefox, the application it was originally designed for.
Download the rather small (389KB) application here.