How to use Memory Cleaner

This article covers how to use our utility efficiently.

When Memory Cleaner launched in the menu bar you have RAM usage indicator. In principle, it is sufficient to avoid overloading of the system. For normal operation of the system routine tasks, it is required to have 1-1.5 GB of memory.

What to do? Consider an example.
Take a Mac with RAM 8 GB. Utilization of RAM should be in the range of 70-80% for its efficient usage.

Therefore, periodically glance at the indicator. If the value approaches the peak – press “clean” and see how much memory is freed. If you cleared enough memory – continue to work, if cleared a small amount – it means practically all RAM is involved in active processes. In this case, go to step 2.

We can shut down unused applications or their parts (1 browser tab can take from 20 to 300 MB of RAM). After you closed all unnecessary apps click “Cleanup” again to clear unused memory. If you perform these 2 simple steps, your Mac will always work quickly.

Memory Cleaner Auto Cleanup

Let’s consider more closely the settings window of auto cleaning.

memory cleaner preferences window

It is recommended to configure it in the following principles.

Clean up the memory of large applications quit – this option must be activated to everyone who uses auto cleanup, it will be especially useful to those who often use such as App Cleaner, iMovie, iTunes, Excel, MS Word, Keynote and so on.

Memory usage – this parameter indicates at which percentage of RAM auto cleanup starts, i.e. this option works on maximum allowable usage. Let’s say if we have normal 70-80% that the pointer is put on the value of 85-90%.

Frequency – the optimal value of this parameter depends on how often you switch between applications, run and close them – the more often you switch between apps, the more it’s necessary to perform auto cleanup.

P.S. This is suitable for everyone, who have up to 5 years old Macs. If you have an older Mac with 2GB of RAM and you are trying to render huge video at the same time keeping open programming and 10 third-party applications (because you need them) – then you should think about the upgrade.

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