35% system-ressources enough for gaming (Win98SE)?
I have this problem: when I am browsig the internet for a longer time, this eats up my systemressources completely. After that even when I close all programs I dont need and also force Explorer to restart itself, I sometimes get system ressources under 50% (the lowest fo all of the 3 categories GDI, System, User was about 35%).
My question: is this enough for playing games? If not, does anyone know a program whichcan free system ressources (50% free would be enough, I know that). After the boot I have over 80% free ressources althought I ahve more programs running than when I do gaming.
That's Windows 98 -- guess you'll have to live with it. A good program to manage resources = Windows XP. Good luck!
The best solution for Win9x is to make sure that you haven't got too much stuff set to load on startup and reboot before you play games to give you more resources to play with.
there's freeware utilities that'll free up memory for w98 - I used rampage fairly successfully way back when - here
You are mixing up resources w/ memory: all these programs only free memory. Memory is not the same as system resources, which is very good explained here:
Edit: Until I read that I tried to be neutral, but now this is impossible and I hate Intel nearly as much as I hate M$.
There are many people asking us "Hey, I have 128MB of RAM, but I keep getting a warning that more than 90% of my system resources are in use. What gives?"
Windows Memory & Resources are two entirely different things. Main memory or RAM (Random Access Memory) refers to physical memory that is internal to the computer.
System resources are areas of memory that are used by the input manager (USER.EXE) and the graphic display interface manager (GDI.EXE) for keeping track of all of the windows that are open in a session and for drawing objects on the screen. Owing to their fundamental nature, the performance of these programs has been improved by limiting their data to a single 64Kb segment of DOS memory (the Intel processors can access data from a 64Kb segment much faster than from a wider area). If either of these segments becomes full, programs may fail to load and Windows may become unstable - regardless of how much other free memory there is.
Last edited by MrBurns; 11-16-2003 at 09:27 PM.
Why would you hate Intel? It has nothing to do with Intel CPUs. You misunderstood. It's a flaw in Win9X. Newer OS's don't have the same flaw and they use the same Hardware.
Originally posted by MrBurns
Until I read that I tried to be neutral, but now this is impossible and I hate Intel nearly as much as I hate M$. [/B]
yo trick, why you so **** doofus?
Nice link I learned something there......
It helps explain some of the issues I used to have when I had
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