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By ceaking1 ·
i went from64 megs of ram to 256 haven,t seen any difference in speed ,why ??

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by danpiers In reply to ram

Adding memory to a system is never a guarantee of increased performance. There are several other important factors to consider when trying to improve the performance of your system:
Extra memory is an important component, but so is memory type andspeed, processor speed and capability, harddisk interface type, free harddisk space, amount of harddisk fragmentation, the number of programs running in the background, and video adapter performance, to name just a few.
If your system is using high-current-drain SIMMs, adding memory can actually overload your system's power supply enough to decrease regulation and lower all voltages. Lower voltages can result in poor data transmission, excessive parity errors, and more retries, actually slowing your system down. If your processor is pre-MMX style Pentium, I have found that adding more than 64MB of RAM is usually non-productive. Of course faster, more powerful processors will benefit more from additional memory. Since so much timne is spent reading and writing to your harddisk, an older interface with low transfer rates can drag your system down. Limited space on the harddisk can degrade Windows performance in its ability to create a proper-sized swap file. Going from 50MB free to 100MB free can make some systems appear to double their speed. Badly fragmented harddisks will slow down all disk access, and slaughter a system performance. Programs like virus checkers and a firewalls, run constantly in the background and eat up so much of your resources, high performance is often unattainable. Finally, a slow ISA video adapter can cripple your system. As you can see from above, sometimes adding memory can have little effect on a system's performance Take a look at some of these other performance killers and see if you can help increase your system's performance. Hope this has been helpful. Good luck.

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by bjp56 In reply to ram

One deceiving consept of ram is that it will speed up the computer processing. This is only half true. As mentioned above there are many other factures which must be added to the equation.

Consider the type of memory. You must have all the same type and sizes in each bank, and each bank that is started must be filled. If using 7 ns/32 mg moduals, then all must be 7 ns/32 mg moduals.

The last and most misconsived notion is the amount of memory you need. If what you do needs 45mb to run your programs, then 64mb is more than enough. If what you do needs 45mb to run your programs, and you have only 32mb, then is not enough. You will either come up with memory errors, or your system will running very slow because it will be swapping files every time you need to do something. Add to this a filled HDD. And on the other hand, lets say you still need 45mb and you put in 128 mb. You know know how ram module that get filled easiely. The normal 1st mg gets filled and then your program. Since there is still more room, more memory can attatch to the remaining free ram without having to use any swap files. Now you looking to work and use your 45 mb of memory. It now has to scan 128 mb of ram looking for that small 45 mb segment. This all takes time. So the moral is, even though extra ram seems good and is believed to speed thins up, it doesn't always.

You need to look at what you want to succeed in doing. Figure out how much ram you need by reading the documentations of the OS and programs. You may want to add extra for possible new aplications.

You also need to consider the virtual memory because it will play a part. Don't use permenet swapfiles usless you have a lot of HDD space. And unless your good at tweaking, make sure that you have the OS manage the virtual memory (start/setting/control Panel/Performance/Virtual Memory.

Theres a lot more then the eye can sees.

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by sincere_saggitarius In reply to ram

The speed not evenly depends on the RAM but also depends upon the processor speed and the memory resident applications. The memory resident programs can be reduced on performing the system configuring utility in Windows 98, 98SE,ME. The MSCONFIG utility steps has been provided and explained briefly in the Link given below:

http://www.techadvice.com/w98/M/MS_CONFIG.htm

regards
Ajay

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