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By Satelite Sam ·
I have 2ghz AMD S7 with 1gig RAM 180gig HD. But when I go to Explorer I have to wait while it builds pictures of my thumbnails. Or when loading pictures into PhotoShop. It's just slow. I work in photography and it is essential to me to get this darnthing running a bit quicker, makes me remember the days of W3.1 the good old days. Anyone got any idea of something I missed. Any Help will be appreciated

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by opatzg In reply to I want to go faster

Drop in a nice high end video card, Add a drive and put your swap file there, set your swap file max and min = 1 gig. Good Luck! Which version of windows are you running XP?

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by TheChas In reply to I want to go faster

1. Limit the number of image files in any folder to less than 100.

2. Clear the recent document links for your profile.

3. If this is a W98 / Me system, it may actually run faster with less than 511MB of RAM.
Benchmark tests have shown 'maximum' speed in W9X with 196MB of RAM.
Further, the W9X code has a bug that can cause strange problems with more than 511MB of RAM installed.
Microsoft's 'fix' for the bug, is to either remove RAM, or tell Windows to use only the first 511MB of RAM.
4. Set up a fixed size swap / paging file of 1 to 2 GB.
Then use a utility such as Norton Speed Disk to locate the paging file at the fastest section of the hard drive.

Chas

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