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Does XP use 850 Mb of RAM?


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#1 James T Kirk

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Posted 16 January 2014 - 03:55 AM

hello, i am baffled.

nice to meet you.

 

does anyone have some basic knowledge.

i know about computers, but i'm not sure about this one...

 

maybe someone can help?

 

if i am running xp my drivers and OS

shouldn't take up 850 Mb of RAM should it?


Edited by James T Kirk, 16 January 2014 - 03:55 AM.


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Posted 16 January 2014 - 05:30 AM

The details from Mr Gates and team -

 

These are the minimum requirements for basic functionality. Actual requirements vary, depending on the system configuration and the programs and features that you choose to install. If you are installing Windows XP over a network, you may need additional available hard-disk space.

The minimum hardware requirements for Windows XP Home Edition are:

  • Pentium 233-megahertz (MHz) processor or faster (300 MHz is recommended)
  • At least 64 megabytes (MB) of RAM (128 MB is recommended)
  • At least 1.5 gigabytes (GB) of available space on the hard disk
  • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
  • Keyboard and a Microsoft Mouse or some other compatible pointing device
  • Video adapter and monitor with Super VGA (800 x 600)or higher resolution
  • Sound card
  • Speakers or headphones

For more information about system requirements for Windows XP Home Edition, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

 
 
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You will find that basic XP Pro is about the same requirements.
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Posted 16 January 2014 - 09:50 AM

The amount of RAM used by a system...depends almost entirely on what the user is asking the system to run/do.

 

Running XP with minimal RAM basically demotes the system to the status of a netbook....there's not much more that it can do in terms of running efficiently or processing many tasks.

 

Typically...an AV program alone will use 250-500 MB of RAM.

 

Typically...a browser will use varying amounts, with each window opened using more RAM.

 

And so on, for each program installed.

 

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Posted 17 January 2014 - 03:24 AM

noknojon, glad to make your acquaintance :apple:
thanks for the sys req summary.
 
1. but the question that i was asking was not, CAN it run with 850 Mb, but rather, 
 
2. DOES the running of xp "take up" 850 Mb?
 
hello Louis. hi again.
 
i have never seen drivers use so many running services. like 10. when i had the computer configured with let win configure the network settings, i did not have 10 running processes solely because of my drivers. in fact, on ANY computer that i have had that i have seen for running processes, i have NEVER seen 10 running processes...
 
should there be 10 running processes for just the drivers alone?
 
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Edited by James T Kirk, 17 January 2014 - 03:25 AM.


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Posted 17 January 2014 - 04:05 AM

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_XP#System_requirements
System requirements for Windows XP Professional x64 Edition are as follows
Memory: At least 256 MB of RAM;

 

My  reading is, the basic program takes about 256MB, so your figure is way out.

I am running a 1Gb system now, and it is 70% free space.
 

Since none of the other forums provided details, Wiki is always best -

 

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Posted 18 January 2014 - 02:01 AM

hi noknojon,
 
its not my figure or "estimation" that is off :tophat:
that is currently how much RAM that my system is using right now.
yesterday it was 750mb. today it is 870mb.
 
sounds "suspicious" :warrior:
 
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Posted 18 January 2014 - 03:21 AM

Hi JTK -

I can only tell you my XP SP3 runs on much less than your figures.

Do you want us to have a quick look ??

If so, follow these -

 

First -

Download Security Check by Screen317 from HERE
* Save it to your Desktop.
* Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
* Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
* A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.
Note: If any security program requests permission to access the Internet, allow it to do so.

 

Next -

Download MiniToolBox, Save it to your desktop to run it.
Close any Firefox browsers you may have open
Checkmark the following boxes:
•Flush DNS
•Report IE Proxy Settings
•Reset IE Proxy Settings
•Report FF Proxy Settings
•Reset FF Proxy Settings
•List content of Hosts
•List IP configuration
•List last 10 Event Viewer log
•List Installed Programs
•List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
•List Minidump Files
 Click Go and copy / paste the result (Result.txt).

 

And finish with -

Please post a snapshot with Speccy for more system details -
How to Publish a snapshot with Speccy <<-- Full Directions Here - Only post the link -

 

 

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Posted 21 January 2014 - 01:52 AM

noknojon hi :idea:

the last time i used the mini toolbox and posted it on the forum, no one even replied to me about it or commented on it.

i don't see how this is going to help unless someone comments about it. posting it is kind of long -- the text. :halloween:

 

by the way, i ran a security program check (not the one that you listed), and nothing was detected.

 

before i post your suggestion, is it normal to have 10 running processes just from the drivers alone?

(before installing them, the 10 processes weren't there)

 

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Posted 22 January 2014 - 07:26 AM

Hi -

If you do not wish to post the requested logs, I have taken this off my watch list -

 

Thank You (and Good Luck)



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Posted 23 January 2014 - 02:49 AM

nojokon :clapping:
 
i now have  in the "hide when inactive" section of the computer, almost completely hidden, where you might not see it for months...
Osham the Unvanqwished :radioactive:
 
so i don't want to go online with this computer. i have to use another computer now to get the files that you requested.
i will post it.
 
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