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Hey you lot. I have 512MB DDR RAM (x2 256MB) but the computer only ever uses around 300MB of it. This makes games like Battlefield and Neverwinter Nights (yes, I do play it) go HORRIBLY SLOW. I was wondering if there was any step by step guide to freeing up RAM for games without using any of those programs that say they do that? I just feel like I wasted my money on the RAM sticks, as they never seem to make any difference.
Task manager, and kill all background tasks exept IEexplorer or if your on XP, anything that been ran under 'SYSTEM'
A good defrag couldn't hurt either, and I'm pretty sure their are settings for how much of your ram your pc chooses to use, can't remember where exactly those settings are. :roll:
This tool is especially made for freeing up unused memory...
I was in trouble playing Operation Flashpoint due to not enough ram and this tool helped me out a bit...
Also use some System Tuner tools to tune your system for more free ressources for gaming ....
i think the only thing to get it running fast is to reinstall windows. after a year or so windows slows down no matter what you do. a good format will make it faster.
Well, you could make windows run smoother when you cut back on all the visual effects that is set by default. Look for your visual settings/tools by going to system in your configuration screen and remove some of them settings that you don’t think you’ll be needing.
When you have all the enabled settings removed windows will run smoother but it will not give you a beautiful appearance of windows visually. Play around a bit to get the right combination of better performance and visual style that is best soothing for you. Hope this could be of help as it was not mentioned yet.
they say u can only make virtual memory half the size of yopur main memory. if u have 512 make it 256.
what virtual memory is. when the pc runs out of main ram
it will use the hard drive for memory.
If you have a spare ram slot or two, just buy a 512mb card for 40 bucks like I did. The difference is literaly night and day when it comes to PC gaming. Too bad I only play my PS2 for the most part these days.
well it could be spyware once i had this spyware which made any games that i played very slow.
as you say Minimal sanity spy ware can be real nasty stuff and really slows down the performance of your computer. I use a combination of adaware and spybot S&D to get rid of most unwanted guest on my computer.
Since a while I have been trying ewido and until know I have been able to get rid of a lot of nasty stuff that where still left behind by adware and spybot. The only downside is that this is not a freeware program and will only let you use its full functions for about a month.
search "Free Ram XP" in download.com . It calculates how much memory to free up with out slowing down speed.
Dude just do this... hit clr+alt+del and then it will show you what process are running organize your stuff ... under you comptuer name such as JOHNSmith or what ever and end the programs you don't need like aim Msn msg or like all them fund names except Explorer and Taskmgr ok and maybe like ur video card ones but that's about it and it will free up mem usage and if you want to you can tweak your computer like alienware and Falcon-Nw does and download little programs that turn stuff off on your comptuer... and delete stuff you don't need to use windows
Ive got 2GB Ram i would say Buy More Ram More easier that way and you might be futureproof for a while
Another helpful program that I happend to find is Cacheman. It adjusts settings in Windows (with your permission, of course, and with a comprehensive explanation.) relating to memory problems, leaks, and even GPF errors. Nice tool to have, and a handy memory cleaner with it. Google it, or look for it on www.download.com, which also has many other handy, and sometimes, free tools.
where do you download these programs?
where do you download these programs?
As senaksfenrir is saying, try and look it up using google or try to search trough download.com because they’ve got a nice collection of tools that are downloadable.
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