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By sabbyvt ·
Hi everyone, I am using a home built system. I have built five systems already and this would be the first one I'm having memory issues with. I have 768 megs RAM. After boot up, with no start up programs, i'm down to 80%. I take another system with the same RAM with no start up programs and get 94% and it stays pretty much that high through much abuse. Mind you, same programs and everything. There is one diffrence between the two and that is the one I'm using now has a Zip250. I have done a tonof reading and not any where could I find anyone having a memory problem just because of a drive. Any suggestions would be great. Thanks a million.

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to Memory issues

Hi,

Yep, the System Resources will likely be due to that Zip drive. Its not something to necessarily worry about, though.

It doesn't mean that your Zip drive uses 20% of 768Mb !

The system resources are based on various limits Microsoft hasbuilt into Win98.

Thake a look at this well written article that describes resource usage...

http://www.jacksonville.net/~jaginc/hd_mem_resources.htm

(remove spaces from the above URL)

Its a pity its black on dark green!

Hope this helps.
Cheers,
Tim.

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by TheChas In reply to Memory issues

What OS are you running?
Microsoft has an article that documents memory problems for Windows 9X at 1GB.
However, it is well documented that some MB and system combinations have the memory problem at greater than 511MB.

What happens is that Windows gets confussed, and loads multiple copies of device drivers.

If this is what is happening to you, the only 2 work arounds are to reduce RAM to less than 511MB, or set some of the RAM aside in a paging file.

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by TimTheToolMan In reply to Memory issues

OK, You didn't like either of our previous answers...

You're going to have to tell us more about your system if we're going to be able to help you.

What Operating System are you running?

This is the most important question - with this we'llbe able to tell you how to look at your memory usage in detail...

What else have you installed?

Its entirely possible things are being started on your machine that you aren't aware of...

What kind of motherboard is it? Is it exactly the same as the other system you built?

Have you tried removing the Zip drive and removing the drivers?

Let us know,
Cheers,
Tim.

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by Quaint_Data In reply to Memory issues

Hi just a thought, as you have built it,try cheaking the slot is not damaged in any way. Real simple...Reghards Merete

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