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By tenisjean ·
I have 224MG RAM on my Pent.IV sytem running Win98. Why is there only 48% system resources available? How do I free-up resouces so that my system will run faster?

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by qballrail In reply to Freeing System Resources

There are actually several things you can do to improve performance.

1) Run defrag (or Norton's Speed Disk) on a regular basis

2) Delete all temp files, usually residing in your Temp folder off either the root directory or Windows, sometimes both.

3) If you have a number of icons in your Systray (near the clock) Many can be disabled by running Msconfig from your Start | Run dialogue. To do this, select the startup tab in Msconfig. Items such as RealPlayer, chat programs and other non-essential startup items can be disabled by unchecking the corresponding boxes. These programs don't necessarily need to be running in startup. Many programs will "pin" themselves to the Start Menu and therefore be running in memory even before you launch them.

4) Clear your Internet Cache. From Control Panel, select Internet Tools. There will be an option to clear Internet Files. Also select the box next to delete offline content.

5) Make sure your hard drive isn't maxed out. If you have a number of unused files, delete them. Anything you can move off your drive will aid in a performance boost if there is a lot of data.

Good luck and hope this helps! :)

Regards,
Jesse

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by tenisjean In reply to Freeing System Resources

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by dcosgrove In reply to Freeing System Resources

System resources of 48% indicates a major problem with startup applications. As mentioned abov you need to go int msconfig in the startup section and see whats running. You may have to go into the registry as well. Are you getting 48% as soon as your booted or is it after some use? Some tips for slimming down: disable office startup, osa, anything related to pop-ups or adds, timesink, gator, offer companion and weather bug. Here is a link to a site which will help you determine what is need and what is't.

http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_pages/startup_full.htm#N

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by DKlippert In reply to Freeing System Resources

Here is a collection of links and information about System Resources:

WWW.Klippert.com/Windows

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by csmith In reply to Freeing System Resources

What has been ignored in all of the previous answers is the cause of the PC running so slowly.
The low system resources indicates that you are running a lot of programs.
If you need these programs for your work, you need to double your RAM to 448Meg.
All of the programs that you are running will not fit in 224Meg.
This causes the operating system (OS)to "Page to Disk".
Thisd is fatal for PC speed.
Disk operations are slow, very slow, compared to the CPU, so when the OS starts using the disk as memory, its "bog down" city.
It would be a good idea to check out the problem first by downloading Cacheman from cnet.com (Cnet is the parent of TechRepublic) Search for cacheman. Its a free download.
I think its from OuterTech.
Run the program and check out the memory usage monitor. Then decide what to do.
This program can also help with putting off memory upgrades by reducing disk cache size to gain free memory. (Which you really need.)
Good luck. Send me a note on what happens.
Regards, Chris

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