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#1 gry4

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 03:22 PM

My pc is...

Dell DE051
Processor Intel® Celeron® CPU 2.53GHz
Processor Speed 2.47 GHz
Memory (RAM) 512 MB
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

Using d-link router.

I did a complete XP reinstall using the Dell Cd's they provided, but I'm still
having somewhat quick memory drain after being online more than 20-25 minutes.
I've tried both os install mode off and on and it doesnt seem to make much difference.
I've run 2 virus programs and pc is clean.

Can anyone tell me if all this is correct and what, if any, changes I need to make?
(*attached pics*)

I've read up a little regarding page files, but most of these areas are too technical for
me to understand.
Thanks in a advance.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 03:59 PM

I would change the paging file size...so that XP manages it.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 04:33 PM

Ok, thanks, but change it to what? 379? And leave os install off or on?
Thank you.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 05:01 PM

System (XP) Managed Size option.

I don't understand your second question.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 05:51 PM

That pagefile pic I attached and the mem setup is the managed size option after I just reinstalled windows last night.
So..leave it like it is? The pc runs pretty slow online as it's set now in the pagefile, but I'll check it again.

As for the 2nd question, I thought it possible that the pc wouldnt read the 512mb with os install mode on,
so I though turning it off might help.

Thank you again for your time.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 06:04 PM

OOPS.....Sorry...I didn't see that system managed option
on that setup before I replied to you. Ok, I checked that.
I'll let you know how it runs.
thank you.

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Posted 28 August 2009 - 09:39 PM

Whew, that was worse. I've unchecked that and re-set pg file to "narmal", ie: settings that
showed after I reinstalled windows last night.
I dunno..maybe I'll have to live with this memory problem. :thumbsup:
Thanks.

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Posted 01 September 2009 - 11:01 PM

Imho you will not see a lot of changes in much of any thing with XP with only 512 RAM.

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Posted 02 September 2009 - 08:21 AM

I agree with Layback Bear

One of my confusers runs win xp home with a Pentium-4 processor 2.0GHz and when that machine was new in the year 2002 it came with 512MB of Rhambus RDRAM and I immediately installed an additional 256MB of ram and that was a little better. Shortly afterwards I installed an additional 768MB of RAM for a total of 1500MB of RAM and as a result of the additional ram it ran reasonably fast after that and was capable of doing the tasking I demanded of it at that time.

That machine is still alive on my small network of 4 machines but I only use it for word processing, file and image storage and e-mail. Its still a viable machine but it's operational speed can't even begin to compare with my other machines running 4GIGs of ram.

If all else is good with your machine you will be happy by increasing the amount of RAM!

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