Hi I have just run a trial copy of PC BOOSTER V4 and according to one of the results I have total mem 255mb available mem 74mb going down to 42mb when I logged onto here to ask the question with no other progs running where has my memory gone my system is 98se hope someone can answer this for me thanks in advance
All recent Windows versions dynamically allocate RAM useage, based on several factors - one of which is how much real RAM there actually is.
So you are likely to find a 256Mb system with a similar % RAM useage as 128Mb system - Windows simply taking greater advantage of more RAM (up to a point)
So it's not as simple as it looks.
It's also the case that the more programs you want to run, and the size of them, the more RAM is beneficial - and that later Windows versions benefit more from extra RAM than earlier ones.
In "normal" use you will probably find that Win98se won't benefit tremendously from having more than 256Mb - and WinXP won't benefit much from more than 512Mb (I run WinXP Pro with 512Mb - and I have to say, on the odd occasion that I've run it with 256Mb - it didn't seem much different unless I tried to do sevearl lage tasks at the same time)
Games, Video editing, and the like, are RAM hogs, and would benefit from more RAM - say 1Gb.
But the results from programs like "PC-Booster", have to be interpreted carefully is the real point I am trying to make.
Thanks to everyone for your help it would appear that for some actions I need more memory I only tested it because a message came up saying I was short of memory with very little running. Will tick it now
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