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Ram and Win 98

By Patrick Horn ·
At what point does it become useless to add ram to a Win 98 machine? How much will windows 98 actually use?

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by dlw6 In reply to Ram and Win 98

None of the answers so far are wrong. The amount Win98 uses depends on a lot of factors, primarily the programs you use and what you do with them. Theory is nice, but here is an easy way to measure reality.

I suggest you use the System Monitor to find out your system's memory use. Click Start - Programs - Accessories - System Tools - System Monitor. This program will track your memory, CPU, and disk usage while you run the programs you like to run, in the way you run them.

If the memory usage goes above what you physically have, you will see an increase in disk accesses as it pages memory in and out (which will also bump up your CPU usage a bit).

Based on what System Monitor tells you, you will have a better idea whether *you*need more memory, and how much.

Good fortune,
Don

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