View Full Version : problem with my memory. HELP
i just realized that all these windows programs r taking up alot of my ram.
i have a 512mb ram and now i only have 250 left. iam afraid if i try to take out these programs i will screw up my pc. i just want to get at least up to 350mb of ram. do you guys have a program that takes out all these useless stuff thats taking up my memory?
I would just goto start>run>msconfig, then goto services and click the box that says hide all microsoft programs. Then check waht you need and dont need.
Yeh basically what coltde420 said, and google around for some programs to fix your registry (defragment it, delete crappy broken links etc..)
Possibly even turn off the nice beautiful Windows effects (if your using XP that is)
Cant think of anything else really, without going really deep into disabling some other things that arent needed
Also if you want your computer to run faster, check out this link, http://gear.ign.com/articles/626/626714p1.html I know it says its for battlefield 2 but it doesnt get to that till around page 7 or 8. The first 6 pages give you a bunch of wys to make your computer run alot faster. It also has links to free programs like ccleaner, and if your using xp it has alink for tunexp. These are both great programs that will help you very much.
The Chocobo Kid
I need to give this a try. but my pc is doing fine. I think a person with a compaq might want this info.
1) Run MSCONFIG and stop all unessesary start up services & programs
2) Do a disk clean
3) Download & install & run registry mechanic
After all that, then check how much of your paging file is being use, if you have about 250mb of RAM free then thats alright, but it just depends on how much paging is being done, if you have 512mb of RAM your page file should be between 500 & 750mb, if you are using more then half of your page file when the system state is Idol, I would reccomend uninstalling some services or putting more RAM in the system.
Yeh XP is a hog for memory, Im just worried what Vista will be like? Cool but like a hummer H2 it will just guzzle that Juce.
http://uk.ps3.ign.com/articles/818/8185 ... Sid=818597 (http://uk.ps3.ign.com/articles/818/818597p1.html?RSSwhen2007-09-07_111600&RSSid=818597)
http://www.psu.com/Sony-releasing-Lair- ... 245-p0.php (http://www.psu.com/Sony-releasing-Lair-review-guide--a0001245-p0.php)
Not sure how I missed that. Apologies.