System Resource Help with WIN98SE
I am running a AMD XP 2000+ with 512 MB of ram utilizing WIN 98SE..... I noticed that my system resources is running about 56%... I was wondering a few things:
1.) What does that signify????
2.) Is it true that when resources drop then system slows????
3.) Is there a program available that will let you see specific resource hogs????
4.) what other steps can be used or done to free up more system resources?????
Thanks for the help..........
it signifies you have a lot running. somewhere.
when resources drop it slows horribly
in general tab make sure selective startup is checked. go over to startup tab. uncheck everything not used. ive had everything unchecked with no harm before, most of mine startup with just explorer running. you cant uncheck anything to vitally important, its not there
also, win 98 cant and wont use all that memory. M$ says tops is 512 but in my experience with 98 it seems to be more like 256. anything more than that and windows just doesnt use it. forget technical reasons but there have been past threads on it
i ran 98 on 1024mb for a couple weeks and it will crash more often but not as much as predicted. finally got my 2k, love it
unsure of something showing up, to check or uncheck, post back and ask
When system resources get too low your system will slow to a crawl and probably crash. The trick with Win98 is to remove as many items from your StartUp folder as you can. Go to Start/Settings/Taskbar and Start Menu. Select the Start Menu Programs tab and click Remove. Browse to the StartUp folder and remove as many items as you can. You will likely wish to keep you anti-virus and firewall.
Afer you have made room in your StartUp folder, go to Analog X and download MAXMEM. This little program will recover memory from tenacious windows programs that have already been closed but refuse to let go of this memory that it has reserved for itself. This flaw in Windows was supposed to be addressed in 98SE but the problem continues even into WinME.
This is the only program that I have ever intentionally added to the StartUp folder. It will consume less than one half percent of user resources and it pays dividends.
The other thing, obviously is to not have too many windows open at once.
I think the biggest hog of resources that I have ever had sitting in the System Tray was Kazaa.
Using the above method I have practically done away with User Resourse problems with 98SE and ME.
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