AnaneBright K AnaneProfessor NuurIndex 873026 April 2017ASSIGNMENT PART 2Free up RAM by closing other open programs.Every piece of software uses Random Access Memory (RAM). The more software that's running on your computer, the more RAM it uses. This can be especially problematic if you're using older machines that don't have a lot of RAM.So if a software program refuses to load or is running slowly, the first thing to do is to close all other open applications.If you want to find out which open applications might be hogging your RAM, both Windows and Macintosh operating systems (OS) have tools that display this information:In Windows, hit Ctrl+Alt+Delete, then choose the Start Task Manager option. From the window that appears, click the Processes tab, then click the Memory menu item. This sorts all open processes based on the amount of RAM they're using. You can shut down a runaway process by clicking the End Process button. Before you do that, you may want to do a bit of research on the process to ensure that you don't accidentally stop a critical process or program.In Mac OS X,use the Activity Monitor (called the Process Viewer in older versions of OS X). Access the Activity Monitor by going to Applications > Utilities. Once you've called up the Activity Monitor, sort programs based on RAM usage by clicking the column labeled "Real Memory."2. Restart the software.Software problems can stem from a conflict with other programs or simply from difficulties the software encountered when starting up. Shutting the program down and restarting it can sometimes resolve these issues.3. Shut down and restart your computer.
AnaneIf restarting the problematic program doesn't resolve the issue, try rebooting your computer. Once the computer has fully restarted, re-launch the application in question and see if the problem has been resolved.