Boost your PC’s speed with Project Mercury

by Ivan Jenic
Ivan Jenic
Ivan Jenic
Troubleshooting Expert
Passionate about all elements related to Windows and combined with his innate curiosity, Ivan has delved deep into understanding this operating system, with a specialization in drivers and... read more
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High memory usage is one of the biggest problems for Windows users. Nothing is more annoying than experiencing poor performance even though a computer uses powerful hardware. There are a lot of ways to get rid of this problem and bring your CPU or RAM usage back to normal, but a lot of them require much time and effort.

To save you from digging into your computer’s tasks and processes, various developers release programs for optimizing CPU and RAM usage. One of them is called Project Mercury.

Project Mercury stands out from similar software of this kind for two reasons: It’s free and extremely easy to use. All you need to do is to download and run the program. Because Project Mercury runs in the background, you won’t likely even notice it.

This tiny CPU tweak frees resources by changing the priority of running apps. So, the program will give higher priority to an app or program you’re currently use and reduce the priority of programs currently minimized in order to use less resources.

There are some additional options, as well, like the ability to change the usage priority of apps based on RAM. You can also set the “increased priority level” to AboveNormal, High or RealTime, and also preform some more complex actions like Disable Core Parking and Windows FastReact. However, you won’t find any documents or descriptions of these features anywhere, so if you don’t know what you’re doing, you’re better off stickng to basic options only.

This program is for heavy multitaskers who usually have dozens of apps or programs open at once. If you use this program to change the priority of just two apps or programs, you probably won’t see any difference.

What do you think about Project Mercury? Is it worth using, and do we still need memory optimizers in 2016? Tell us your opinion in the comments below.


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