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Severe memory leakage in Win98se

By whflari ·
upgraded 10 win95 computers to win98se
all have same software load. on 3 machines
many out of memory errors, lock ups, slow OS.
using memory manager TurboRam to monitor ram usage. the 3 bad machines and 6 good ones are
P266 with TX mother boards32mbram. One machine is PII450 32 meg ram, with genuine intell MB. On the three bad machines when a program is released they lose about 2-3 meg of ram. on the other p266 machines they loose less than 1 meg. on the PII450 almost not loss. Is win98se acting different because of cheep vs excellent MB? does win98se have more leakage than win95? dram vs sram? anyone else have similar problems?

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by wtatters In reply to Severe memory leakage in ...

First a comment regarding Win98se ... to achieve anything near optimum performance with this verion you will need at least 48meg of ram on each machine. With 64meg
being the prefered minumum.

ActiveDesttop and other "enhancements" for win98 place additional demands on memory requirements. If you poke around on the microsoft knowledge base you will find that even they confirm this position - though "it will still run on 16meg"

Second ... get rid of TurboRam ... if it is the program I amthinking of ... chances are that it is causing as much or more trouble just by being there. Win98se uses different memory management routines in some area so chances are the details it are reporting will be doubtful.

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by kgosnell In reply to Severe memory leakage in ...

This is a common problem induced by third party programs and the exact amount of ram available, the cacheing won't clear. though there are programs that cause a looping that fills the ram like an older version of Norton utilities under certain circumstances. But there are some easy remedies that can help, make or find a tiny AVI file (Under 300 KB), select properties, select view then , close , this clears Video Ram and cache, Clear out the C:\Windows \TEmp file , clear out the documents folder, paste a single word to a text document , this clears the Clipboard. Now reboot , if the problem persists at the onset of bootup , Deep scan for a virus/worm that has passed from machine to machine, and get rid of those memory managers , they use resourses that occupy the area reserved for refresh triggering for Windows, it can cause a double whammy under that right conditions. Lastly go to the symantic (Norton) site and look up the settings to resolve the Auto Protect hogging , namely 2.5 times ram , BUT read the precautions and settings issues, also when putting in the settings , do a complete shutdown rather than a reboot, then restart, as Dos is part of Windows and has to see the parameters too after getting into Windows , as Windowsis still a Dos shell.
Hope this simple fix works for you, luck

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