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Memory Problem or Video?

By Trish44 ·
When using Netscape to browse the net after awhile I start getting numbers in my right scroll bar area. The fonts on pages change & then things start smearing together. I usually have to shut down the browser & then reopen it. The problem will go away for awhile again until it happens again. I'm using Netscape 7.1, have an AMD 1800 cpu, 512 mb of ram, running Windows ME. Does anybody have any idea what could be causing this & how to fix it?

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by dmiles In reply to Memory Problem or Video?

First check the system for any viruses,running the anti-virus software on your machine

The second suggestion would be to check for any spyware on your machine by using ad-a-ware search and destroy

Hope this helps

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by TheChas In reply to Memory Problem or Video?

I would start by removing some RAM.

There is a bug in the core Windows code that can cause some strange problems in Windows 98 and Me when you have more than 511MB of RAM.

I limit ALL my W9X boxes to 384MB of RAM.

It would not hurt to check for an updated video driver.
Both IE 6 and DirectX 9 can cause problems if you do not update the video driver when you install these updates.

If you like Netscape, I believe you will love the Mozilla web browser. (Mozilla is the core code of the Netscape browser)

www.mozilla.org

The only feature you loose is the ability to access a Netscape web mail account from inside the mail program.

Otherwise, Mozilla is about half the size of Netscape.

Chas

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by ctmoore1998 In reply to Memory Problem or Video?

If AV and spyware turn up nothing try this.
run sysedit and then find the system.ini file in this file find the [vcache] heading then insert the following just under so it looks like this:

[VCache]
MinFileCache=131072000
MaxFileCache=262144000

This will set your min virtual cache to 128MB and maximum to 256 MB which is more in line with what 9x/ME machines memory addressing were designed to have.

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