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By sandie.r ·
My PC is recognizing the 256 RAM I installed but I still seem to be only running at 50-76%. What can I do to find what is using all that RAM? I have to reboot constantly.

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by smltec In reply to SD RAM

The need for constant rebooting because the computer is running slowly is generally caused by memory leaks from programs that are poorly coded. Check your start-up folder for programs that are start on boot up and remove the ones that you don't useregularly. (This doesn't remove them from your computer but just stops them from starting up every time)The following technet article gives good information as well as links to hardware problems.
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q259
hope this helps

bill

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by sandie.r In reply to SD RAM

URL did not work.

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by ojmj In reply to SD RAM

I assume that when you say that you are 50-76%, you are looking at the system resources.

System resources is different from RAM. I also purchased RAM hoping to decrease my repeated rebooting. Unfortunately, this wasn't explained to me when I asked the sales advisor at Office Depot -- but ultimately it is my own fault. I now know better.

The best explanation I have found to the
disappearing resource question is at
http://www.pcnineoneone.com/howto/resources1.html (be sure there areno spaces in the URL if you cut and paste). You will find an explanation of types of resources,limitations (size) and leaks (the reason you have to reboot your computer to regain lost resourse space).

Most often, you can go to Start, Run, "msconfig", "startup" and discover all the
programs that are activated on startup. You probably don't realize they are running,
but they are eating up resources. Selectively disable the ones you don't need running in the background, and you can lessen resource drain.

Good luck!

OJ

PS: I was denied access to the URL on answer 1. Were you able to read it?

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by sandie.r In reply to SD RAM

Thanks, that made a big difference. I am now at 89%.

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