Introduction: Speed Up Ur Computer Without Buying Anything

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This instructable teaches you how to make your computer perform better for free

i know the pics are weird just click and scroll down

Step 1: Open Note Pad

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Start up notepad... Put in the following


thats an 8 with seven 0s

Step 2: Saving

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save as:


vbe isnt the file format just save it as a txt file

Make sure it is on ur desktop

Step 3: Just Double Click

Just double click it and it will clean up ur ram and your computer will run faster.
I garuntee that this will not harm ur computer

Just try it u wont regret it


noahw (author)2007-12-21

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Xellers (author)noahw2008-02-16

This is a perfectly good instructable that works!

LynnA4 (author)2015-10-13

It helped a bit and real easy to do

SohamS1 (author)2015-08-07

This Instructable DOES NOT works for 2 reasons -

1) Anything saved as txt file would just be opened in notepad and have no effect.

2) You shouldn't anyways 'clear' RAM as sometimes it makes PC even slower (cause SOME apps(not all) stop even system services to clear RAM, which is harmful and sometimes you need to restart PC).

kenzie droege (author)2015-06-19

its not working now its just slower than it originally was.

AnarchistAsian (author)2008-07-01

what are the risks/downsides?, and what the hell is physical memory, or any other kind in your computer?????????????????????????????????????

joehadac (author)AnarchistAsian2008-07-01

well i dont know of any... Physical memory is how much ur computer can handle at one point in time (im pretty sure or so im told)

Physical memory is storage space that the CPU can quickly access. This program fills up the Physical memory, And the CPU gunks up. When the space is freed by the process being deleted, There is more avalible RAM for a couple of seconds. Then the ram is taken by other programs that need it.

Other kinds of memory include- Hard disk, CD-ROM, CD, DVD, And USB devices. There is no speed boost you gain by deleting off these mediums. This program can be harmful to the computer by overworking the Physical Memory, Shortning the life of it.

J_SCAP (author)joehadac2009-04-04

physical memory.... also known as ram.

Cat Dance (author)2012-05-11

whatever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!didn't worked in my computer........

harley_rly (author)2010-06-01

nice backbround man

harley_rly (author)harley_rly2010-06-01


Trelligan (author)2010-02-21

   This instructable creates a Visual Basic program. When you click on the desktop icon, it runs the program.
   The program declares a large string. This takes a lot of RAM, forcing Windows to make space by writing data from RAM to the hard drive storage area.
   The program then terminates, freeing the RAM.

   Your computer now has a large contiguous space for computing, which makes it run faster - for a while.
   This technique is most useful when you use the computer for long periods of time without rebooting, when RAM fills with many separate pieces of data that aren't being used but just taking up space.
   Unless you make major errors with this program (unlikely, it's so simple) there can be no downside to using it; you just might not notice much difference depending on your setup and usage pattern.
   The one real problem that could happen is that your computer doesn't have enough unlocked memory available to do this housecleaning; in which case the program will exit with a possible error message - and you'll be no worse off.

MrCantThinkOfAName (author)2009-08-22

Not that I need to, but is there a way to reverse that code? I believe it screwed my old computer up, and I wanna try it again, but before I do I wanna make sure theres a way to reverse it

minimustangs (author)2009-07-02

Is there a way to direct the script to use a drive other than C: ? Physical drive D:? Network Drive?

Brother156 (author)2009-05-17

How how isn't it a complete Instructable? But anyways, IT WORKED! This is really great. Thanks :D

peonatre (author)2009-04-12

worked for me until i went to

J_SCAP (author)2009-04-05

i dont see a diference. it still takes me the same time to load portal. after making and clicking it should i restart the computer?

Matt_Hacks6 (author)2008-12-17

very good.... works awesome! how do i get my computer back to normal speed?!

magicentral (author)2008-11-26

DUDE! that is soo awesome. it worked! my comp. was soo slow and now it is normal speed. thanks! 5 stars for a simple 'ible

7matt9 (author)2008-09-27

it didn't work it came up with expected statement

AnarchistAsian (author)2008-07-03

sooooooooooooooo, what this is doing is allowing your computer to use/read more memory at one time??? can it be reversed just in case?

Fizzxwizz (author)2008-06-11

I dont know. But after I deleted both things it was normal again.

Fizzxwizz (author)2008-06-10

I tried this and another thing involving making something like this and now my computer is much slower! Could you please help me?

joehadac (author)Fizzxwizz2008-06-11

wat is the other thing?

Cann0n (author)2008-06-11

you should have added in the tittle that it is for windows only and software related. i sped my computer up by installed slackware linux and fluxbox

joehadac (author)Cann0n2008-06-11

thats nice

splinks (author)2008-05-03

Also what would be a great addition to this peice is add it as a startup script so you constantly don't have to click on it every login steps 3. Click 'Start' then 'Run' 4. Type in 'gpedit.msc' and hit 'ok' 5. Click on 'Computer Configuration' then 'Windows Settings' 6. Double-click on 'Scripts' and then on 'Startup' 7. Click 'Add' and find the batch file that you created and then press 'Ok'

computerwhizkid42 (author)2008-04-29

is something supposed to visibly happen when u click it?


kingmik (author)2008-04-26

hey wat happens cause all it did to my comp was put a dead icon of a scroll up like how do i fix it cause i click on scroll it turn blue but nuttin happen plz tell me wat to do to make it better

joehadac (author)kingmik2008-04-27

OKAY... u make no sense at all try again

joehadac (author)2008-03-13

I guess it current and up to date... like if its done using it the mem will be rersoterf back to the hard drive... ive been using it for a while and still have 50% of my hard drave so theres ur answer

ultrauber (author)joehadac2008-03-13

alright. but if you go down to like 0 hard disk space in a month or some insanely impossible thing like that, i want to know. and also, after you do this is there a way to undo it?

joehadac (author)ultrauber2008-04-04

im getting more disk space that i had before first i had 20gigs free now i have 30 gigs free sooo...

ultrauber (author)joehadac2008-04-04

oh. well my friend just told me that it would make the computer slower because writing to a hard disk is a physical action of burning it on, whereas your normal ram just pops on and off. so, i think this would be good if you had a solid state hard drive.

ultrauber (author)2008-03-10

wow, i'd do this, but what exactly does it do? does it download software, delete bad programs, what?

joehadac (author)ultrauber2008-03-11

I explain it below... look in the comments

INSTRUCTUBAL (author)joehadac2008-04-03

does it work on macs

joehadac (author)INSTRUCTUBAL2008-04-04

idk try it

greenman1 (author)2008-03-12


bobalob (author)2008-03-08

can you explain how this works? looks like it just defines an empty string with 8 million entries?

joehadac (author)bobalob2008-03-08

The vbe extension alows your hard to be used as physical memory.

disturbedreaper (author)2008-01-29

i tried it but it does not seem to work on my comp it just opens and i have a meter that tells me my ram usage but it dosn't change do know what i should do cuz my comp is kind of running slow and i was hoping for this to work but idk

joehadac (author)disturbedreaper2008-01-29

never seen that before cant really help u there

manning457 (author)2008-01-29

Does this work on vista

joehadac (author)manning4572008-01-29


pickford78 (author)2008-01-29

will this work on windows XP?

joehadac (author)pickford782008-01-29


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