Win98x & resources
I've got a problem. When I have installed Win98 or Win98se I my system resources get gobbled up. This happens especially with Paint Shop Pro in the browse mode. If I have the 'resource meter' turned on, I can watch it go from green to yellow to red in a matter of a minute. It also happens when playing graphics intensive games. Why is that happenning?
I'm using a Diamond V770, 128meg sdram ECC,
ALi p5 chipset, AMD K6-2 400 MHz CPU.
Some programs are resource stack hogs, and unfortunately don't release all the stack space when you close the program. Only way to reclaim the space is to reboot. Netscape is such an offender. Don't know why PaintshopPro is doing this to you. My wife ran it on w98 without such a problem (before I upgraded her OS to w2k, which eliminates the issue).
Interesting. The one thing that has me cornfused is that it DOESN'T happen in Win 95. I was worried that if I went to Win2k, the problem would follow as well. You indicate that it won't. I think I'll do that upgrade and see what happens. Thanx.
The reason it does not, is Windows 2000 doesnt have to worry about the GDI resources. The windows 9x kernel is based on DOS. While MS probably doesn't want you to remember that...it is. Your "base memory" or so is for the GDI resources. When that runs out...your screwed. You could max out your motherboard with RAM and it wouldn't help. The extended memory is used for gaming and stuff..but when you run outa the base ram...its over
The NT Kernel was made completely different, which is why MS is using it from now on (Windows XP). It is a true 32 bit OS.
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