Hi All Will more memory cure this problem or should i be looking at another issue with the PC.Is there any software that i can use to see where it is being used.The PC is running large Programs like adobe photoshop,winfax pro,etc for making web sites.
PC Data. AthlonXp1.3,Asus a7v33,512pc2700,80gb(x2)Win98se,DVd,CDrw,
Are you getting a warning about low resources? If so, then you must reduce the number of programmes running. Further info click here Check your System Resources the next time you reboot to see what is available. My Computer/Properties/ Performance tab. You need to be aiming at 80% or above. Win 98 will probably not utilise any available RAM in excess of 512mbs. A limitation of the o/s.
I am referring to the number of programmes that are automatically running in the background at startup. It is this that you need to reduce via msconfig. The programmes themselves are still available via Start/Programmes. This site informs you what is necessary in your startup folder. click here Post back if you need help with using msconfig. utility.
Have you checked to see what system resources are available at startup? If your hdd is becoming full, then that may limit the availability of space for Windows to use as the swap file. Are you letting Windows manage your virtual memory or have you set a limit? For startup programmes running automatically, you do not need much more than systray, scanregw, antivirus and perhaps one or two more that may be necessary with your setup.
Hard drive partioned into 2 60gb (sorry i said 80gb above error)still have aleast 50gb on 1 and 60gb on other which is for XP when i can get win98 stable.Bare bones running on startup as you have said.Windows is managing virtual memory
As you have eliminated most other possibilities, then it would appear certain programmes are not releasing memory when closed down. Tracking down memory leaks is difficult. The programme mentioned by Clint2, will periodically allow you to recover lost memory.
Win9x will only utilise 512mb RAM, any more than that will be wasted with that o/s. Some people have fitted 768 mbs with no ill effects, whilst others have reported frequent crashes. Windows XP can use gb's of RAM if the motherboard is capable of holding such amounts. Give Cacheman a try, as it may resolve your problem in the short term.
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