If you are maxing out your Page File size, or are getting notifications in Windows that you are running low on Virtual Memory, you may have a problem with one of the following:
:: You are maxing out your RAM putting excess information into your Paging File -> upgrade your RAM
:: You have multiple programs running in the background -> possible malware infection opening up excess services or programs which are depleting your available system RAM
:: You have multiple program windows open, more than your RAM can handle putting excess information into your Paging File -> close some windows, possibly upgrade your RAM
The only method to really increase speed on your machine is to upgrade your CPU, the bus and bus speed on your motherboard. Increasing RAM will help you take advantage of multiprocessing which is your machine's ability to process and work between multiple programs and services simultaneously. Although at any given time, there is only one process or program that is running, your CPU processor speed is rated in hertz (Hz) which is the number of cycles per second your processor is running. Because most processors nowadays are rated in MHz or GHz, this means that your CPU can run millions or billions of cycles (or processes) per second. Therefore, if you have an Intel Centrino processor rated at 1600 MHz (1.6 GHz), it can run 1 billion 600 million cycles in a given second - lightning fast so that it appears as if all programs you have running are being processed simultaneously.
You can read more on microprocessor speeds here:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hertz
Edited by Cyb3r_Ninj@, 07 March 2008 - 03:23 PM.