i noticed tha when i am using my pc with free ram optimiser most of the time i only have about 40 to 50 mb of ram freee.i have 256mb of ddr. ram using xp home with sp2.when i check process on task manager the largest usages are svc host.exe system using 19,196k EXPLORER.EXE using 13,468k and ieexplore.exe using 14,860 k.on the bottom it tells me 39 processes running . Any ideas thanks
The amount of free RAM is misleading. If you put in another 256Mb - then the same processes you will find use even more. Windows actually has a very large memory space - some real - some virtual (held on the hard drive). And Windows manages how it apportions real and virtual to be able to run best.
So if you have more real, it will need less virtual much of the time - so it will run faster (as the hard drive part is very slow compared with the real RAM. That's why adding RAM makes Windows run faster (up to a point at which it rarely uses the hard drive).
That's just by way of explanation. It's generaly accepted that WinXP runs better with 512Mb RAM - so upgrading, as recommended above, is a really good move.
thanks again for the replies as this info tells me a lot and my pc seems to be working ok ,its just that it takes a while to boot up sometimes and it gets bogged down sometimes when im using nero,when this happens i have to use task manager to get back to the desktop as i find nero uses a lot of ram but thanks again for all the help and i will check out the ram upgrade many thanks to all
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