Remove stutter in Windows 10 games with Intelligent Standby List Cleaner

Martin Brinkmann
Oct 29, 2018
Updated • Oct 29, 2018
Software, Windows 10

Intelligent Standby List Cleaner is a free software program designed specifically for Microsoft's Windows 10 operating system to remove or reduce stutters that users experience when playing games on devices running the operating system. Latest versions of the application are compatible with previous Windows versions as well.

Some users of Windows 10 who use devices running the operating system reported issues with stutters in games when Microsoft released the Creators Update for the operating system. The issues have persisted for these users in newer feature updates for Windows 10

One user, who happened to be a programmer as well, developed an application designed to reduce or eliminate the stutter that these users experienced while playing games. Some users may know the programmer Wagnard from one of his other tools: Display Driver Uninstaller is a useful administrative tool to remove all video card driver traces from Windows machines usually to prepare the system for a new installation of a driver.

The application Intelligent Standby List Cleaner tries to tackle the issue at hand by clearing the memory standby list whenever it exceeds 1024 MB.

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Just download the latest version of the application from the developer's website and run it to extract the self-extracting archive to the local system. The program itself is portable and can be run from any location without installation.

The interface displays a large number of memory related readings including the total system memory, free memory, memory timings, and the memory of the standby list and system working set.

The program is set up by default to clear the standby list when it exceeds 1024 MB and when free memory drops below the 1024 Megabytes threshold.

These values can be modified in the application's interface to better address the issue that a user experiences on a particular machine running Windows 10.

Users need to hit the Start button to start the memory monitoring and cleaning that Intelligent Standby List Cleaner supports. Activation of stop ends the monitoring and returns to the status quo.

The application supports an option to clean the standby list manually with a tap on a button in the interface. Advanced users may enable the option to set custom timer resolutions.

Intelligent Standby List Cleaner works silently in the background when you hit the start button in the interface. It monitors free memory and standby list memory and acts whenever a set threshold is reached. Basically, what you should see happening is that free memory is increased more often while the program is running which in theory should help users who experience stutters in games.

The application may be useful in other scenarios where free memory is low and standby list memory is high.

Closing Words

Intelligent Standby List Cleaner is a program that users who experience stutter while playing games may want to give a shot to see if it resolves or reduces the issue that they face. It is certainly not a program that fixes all issues associated with lag and stutter in games but it may work well for some users.

Now You: Do you experience stutter or lag in games on Windows?

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