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justin

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windows 98
« on: September 23, 2004, 09:45:58 AM »
if u go to the my computer icon and right click it go to propertys and proformance the % the programs u have install do they take away from that it gos to 44% when im on line and 87%when im not how do i get this to go u will im on line?

Raptor

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Re: windows 98
« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2004, 10:51:12 AM »
Could you rephrase your question?

justin

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Re: windows 98
« Reply #2 on: September 23, 2004, 11:02:42 AM »
the proformanc on my computer go down to 44% when i get on line and 87%when im not do the programs install on my computer drag it down?

MalikTous

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Re: windows 98
« Reply #3 on: September 23, 2004, 11:26:07 AM »
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You stated that your resources free are 44% online and 87% when not online.

This is normal, your dialup client and Internet browser and/or email client take up resources when they are running. As long as you don't end up with 0% remaining resources, you are fine.

merlin_2

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Re: windows 98
« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2004, 11:26:23 AM »
go back to the performance tab.....click the virtual memory tab...and tick the box lt windows manage virtual memory..done

MalikTous

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Re: windows 98
« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2004, 12:03:24 PM »
I find using a partition other than the boot drive, and setting the minimum swap file size to 2.5 times the available RAM, gives a bit of speed bonus. Example: 40GB (37 actual GB) drive on PC with 240MB RAM (256MB RAM minus 16MB for embedded video device)...

32GB Win9x boot partition, labelled Win98sys
5GB data partition, labelled SWAP

In Performance I select 'Manage swap file manually'
Drive: select D: (second partition)
Minimum size 600MB
Maximum size either auto (set to max free on D:) or 960MB (4 times available RAM). This moves the swap file off the boot partition (making it less painful to scandisk and defrag), and subjects it to less chance of fragmentation. The permanent swap file (minimum size) handles most tasks without the need for creating or resizing the file, while the temporary space allowance lets you stash forseeable back tasks.

Mounting over 512MB RAM (after video and sound devices have hogged their share, if embedded) in a Win98 or 98SE machine is not recommended, the OS stumbles on it. XP is set up to handle gigs of RAM if you need that much. If you have that much RAM you probably don't need a swap file.
« Last Edit: September 23, 2004, 12:04:59 PM by MalikTous »

justin

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Re: windows 98
« Reply #6 on: September 23, 2004, 01:13:04 PM »
thanks ill try it and tell u if it works tomorayo