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#1 mrrimshot

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Posted 13 March 2009 - 02:44 PM

Hi Everybody, I notice that when my PC, a Dell Dimension 2400 running XP Home SP3 w/1024 stated memory, that half my memory is used up at idle. I'm wondering if there is any software that could tell me the distribution of my Ram and what processes I could disable temporarily so that I may direct the ram to a memory greedy Music notation and playback program? Or is there something I can do without the software, that may or may not exist, to solve the problem and free up some Ram?
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Posted 14 March 2009 - 03:32 AM

ctrl+alt+ delete should bring up the task manager, then click processes to see whats running. be careful stopping them though, stop the wrong one you can cause system instability.

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 05:03 AM

Where did you notice that half your RAM is used during idle? In the taskmanager?
Do you have memory assigned to video (check in my computer properties how much you have, or is that what you mean by stated 1024)?

You can check how much free space your hard disk has, if you have a disk with little free space you can have problems with virtual memory (I had that once with a too-small system-partition).

Some security programs also prove to use lots of RAM (any antivirus realtime protection?).

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Posted 14 March 2009 - 02:09 PM

Hi Everybody, I notice that when my PC, a Dell Dimension 2400 running XP Home SP3 w/1024 stated memory, that half my memory is used up at idle. I'm wondering if there is any software that could tell me the distribution of my Ram and what processes I could disable temporarily so that I may direct the ram to a memory greedy Music notation and playback program? Or is there something I can do without the software, that may or may not exist, to solve the problem and free up some Ram?
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Yeah, uninstall programs that boot at start up, and programs that boot services on start up.

Got to Start/Run type msconfig and scrutinize the services tab and the sysmte start tab.

This is probably not the best practices, but what I often do when I need more rum is: Disable all services in msconfig, which are note from Microsoft. And disable all system start items, which I do not find necessary.
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Posted 14 March 2009 - 04:47 PM

At the top and bottom of the B/C pages is a section (startup list). I helps me a lot. After you msconfig/startup you can check you list with B/C list. Use the B/C list with care. Every thing must be typed perfect or you might get the wrong answer.




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