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RAM Upgrade - System Slowdown

By jaypee ·
I am after upgrading from 64MB to 128MB. As you would expect the computer should have speeded up a little, but no, this machine has done the opposite, very much so infact.

Please help.

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by spiceman In reply to RAM Upgrade - System ...

try installing the new RAM by itself. If that speeds it up again then probably the two RAM chips are incompatible - if slow still than need to change it.

I expect on booting up it counts the RAM to 128MB. Check you haven't dislodged something inside the computer when you put the RAM in.

Good luck

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by jaypee In reply to RAM Upgrade - System ...

Thanks, had already tried...first thing I did

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by rockyolson In reply to RAM Upgrade - System ...

Hi if you are running windows 98 try this. Go to systemproperties performance tab change form desk top to network server in file system and then go to vitual memory choose to set yourself and set your memory setting to 128 mgs. click apply and reboot. When you reboot you will find that it takes a little longer to boot but your system will be up to speed. rockyolson@charter.net

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by dmiles In reply to RAM Upgrade - System ...

This could be a virtual memory problem
check for incompatibility and also the bus speed on the MB.
What apps are you running that may be eating up memory?
The type of memory you upgraded to may also cause the system to run slower.

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by Paul D. Masley In reply to RAM Upgrade - System ...

If you are using 95 as an OS, 128 is too much. The OS is getting lost in virtual memory. 98 can handle 128, but do not set the swap file for 128. This will cause a slowdown. Set that swap file to a minimum of 280 and a maximum of 320. You may need to bounce around in this number area to get the max resources. Use Microsofts TweakUI (new version is available) to get rid of the start up screen and use msconfig to remove un-needed background starts. After this run maintainence manager to get your speed.

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