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RAM (CPU LOAD)

By cyberghost_1 ·
I have a Q reguarding my PC's RAM. I currently have 64 Mb...63 Mb listed on System Performance. 700 MHz Intel Celeron. Now, I DL a program called, FreeRAM XP Pro 1.40, to speed up my memory. I am curious to know how to lower my PC's CPU Usage level to under or about 50%. When ever I am online and I attempt to open, for example, Excel, Works, Office...etc. My PC runs out of resources immidiatly. Does Virtual Memory have anything to do with the Load Capacity? Would turning off the Virtual Memory help? I don't even run that many Apps at one time. Basically, Systray, Explorer, and 2 Toolbars I have on IE6......What are my options?

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by brddog In reply to RAM (CPU LOAD)

1) your ram is sharing 1 mb with video card.
2) 64 mb of ram can not handle the memory intense apps that you want to run. So stuff as much inthere as the mobo will take.

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I also noticed that you mentioned that you have two toolbars in IE, I suspect these are spyware bars(IE."my searchbar" etc...) and this will cause a memory drain
also you do not want to turn off virtual memory

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by sgt_shultz In reply to RAM (CPU LOAD)

you need more ram try about 512 of ram (rdl) you will love it...try www.memory4less.com and call them up and talk to them on the phone to get the right stuff.
the cpu is slaving away swapping stuff in and out of virtual memory (turning that off won't help, makes it worse. try it.) those office apps gooble memory. you don't mention your os or office versions or internet explorer version...
it is stuff like freeram whatever-it-is that will help you run out of resources if you ask me.
all that stuff that runs at startup and then in the background gobbles more. check out what is loading with Start/Run/msconfig <enter>. look and experiment in here and permanently uninstall whatever you decide you want out of there with Control Panel/Add Remove Programs...
i say resources not the same as cpu load capacity-? charles?

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by TheChas In reply to RAM (CPU LOAD)

The less physical RAM you have, the more important virtual memory is.

Disabling virtual memory will make your system run even slower. (If it will boot into Windows at all!)

If you are running Windows 98 or Me, I recommend adding RAM to between 128MB and 384MB.

For Windows 2000 or XP, 256MB to what the board will hold / what you can afford.

Start by checking for spy-ware.
Download and install either AdAware from www.lavasoft.de
or SpyBot Search and Destroy from www.download.com

Next, clear your Temporary Internet files.

Clean up your hard drive of excess files.

Drefragment your hard drive.

Chas

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