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Old February 24th 05, 05:23 PM
scott
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my computer says low memory on the bottom of my computer icon. My c drive
has 32.6 gb with 11.3 free space and my d drive has 4.61gb with 1.3gb free
space. The computer is pretty slow,any advise would be great thank you
older rookie scott
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Old February 24th 05, 05:38 PM
Colin Barnhorst
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Memory has nothing to do with hard drive space. How much ram do you have?
Does the message refer to virutal memory? That is the swap file.

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"scott" wrote in message
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my computer says low memory on the bottom of my computer icon. My c drive
has 32.6 gb with 11.3 free space and my d drive has 4.61gb with 1.3gb
free
space. The computer is pretty slow,any advise would be great thank you
older rookie scott



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Old February 24th 05, 06:12 PM
Ken Blake
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In ,
scott typed:

my computer says low memory on the bottom of my computer icon.
My c
drive has 32.6 gb with 11.3 free space and my d drive has
4.61gb
with 1.3gb free space. The computer is pretty slow,any advise
would
be great thank you older rookie scott



First of all, you're mixing up memory with disk space. How much
disk space you have is unrelated to the message you're getting.

How much memory (RAM) do you have? What are your virtual memory
settings?

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Old February 24th 05, 06:15 PM
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Ok i have 112mg of ram,i believe it say's low virutal memory

"scott" wrote:

my computer says low memory on the bottom of my computer icon. My c drive
has 32.6 gb with 11.3 free space and my d drive has 4.61gb with 1.3gb free
space. The computer is pretty slow,any advise would be great thank you
older rookie scott

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Old February 24th 05, 06:31 PM
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"scott" wrote:

my computer says low memory on the bottom of my computer icon. My c drive
has 32.6 gb with 11.3 free space and my d drive has 4.61gb with 1.3gb free
space. The computer is pretty slow,any advise would be great thank you
older rookie scott

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Old February 24th 05, 06:35 PM
scott
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well i went in to my performance and maintanence and it say's i have 2.00ghz,
112 ram.

"scott" wrote:

my computer says low memory on the bottom of my computer icon. My c drive
has 32.6 gb with 11.3 free space and my d drive has 4.61gb with 1.3gb free
space. The computer is pretty slow,any advise would be great thank you
older rookie scott

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Old February 24th 05, 06:58 PM
Colin Barnhorst
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Please describe you computer (brand, laptop or desktop, XP Home or XP Pro,
video card if any, etc.).

It sounds like you have an onboard video adaptor that is sharing your ram.
Your overall ram sounds like 128mb (minus 16mb shared ram for video). You
can increase your pagefile size, but the best solution is to increase ram to
256mb or more.

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"scott" wrote in message
...
well i went in to my performance and maintanence and it say's i have
2.00ghz,
112 ram.

"scott" wrote:

my computer says low memory on the bottom of my computer icon. My c
drive
has 32.6 gb with 11.3 free space and my d drive has 4.61gb with 1.3gb
free
space. The computer is pretty slow,any advise would be great thank
you
older rookie scott



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Old February 24th 05, 07:12 PM
Ken Blake
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In ,
Colin Barnhorst typed:

Please describe you computer (brand, laptop or desktop, XP Home
or XP
Pro, video card if any, etc.).

It sounds like you have an onboard video adaptor that is
sharing your
ram. Your overall ram sounds like 128mb (minus 16mb shared ram
for
video). You can increase your pagefile size, but the best
solution
is to increase ram to 256mb or more.



Yes, performance with only 112MB of RAM is always going to be
very poor. Even another 128 MB (which would give him a net total
of 240MB, after subtracting the sharded video memory) may not be
enough, depending on what apps he runs.

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well i went in to my performance and maintanence and it say's
i have
2.00ghz,
112 ram.

"scott" wrote:

my computer says low memory on the bottom of my computer
icon. My c
drive
has 32.6 gb with 11.3 free space and my d drive has 4.61gb
with
1.3gb free
space. The computer is pretty slow,any advise would be great
thank you
older rookie scott



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Old February 25th 05, 03:55 PM
scott
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the computer im talking about is a compaq presario desktop with windows xp
basic not home or pro. i dont think we have a video adaptor, would you
recommend larger than 256mb of ram, where would you recommend getting this,
thank you very much this has really helped me out so far.
Scott

"Colin Barnhorst" wrote:

Please describe you computer (brand, laptop or desktop, XP Home or XP Pro,
video card if any, etc.).

It sounds like you have an onboard video adaptor that is sharing your ram.
Your overall ram sounds like 128mb (minus 16mb shared ram for video). You
can increase your pagefile size, but the best solution is to increase ram to
256mb or more.

--
Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
(Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
"scott" wrote in message
...
well i went in to my performance and maintanence and it say's i have
2.00ghz,
112 ram.

"scott" wrote:

my computer says low memory on the bottom of my computer icon. My c
drive
has 32.6 gb with 11.3 free space and my d drive has 4.61gb with 1.3gb
free
space. The computer is pretty slow,any advise would be great thank
you
older rookie scott




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Old February 25th 05, 04:41 PM
Colin Barnhorst
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Compaq Presario what? Model number?

There is no such thing as Windows Basic, it is either Home (probably) or
Pro.

Before you go shopping for a video card, check the power supply wattage by
removing the left panel of the computer and looking on the large sticker on
the side of the power supply. It is crucial that you know the power
supply's rating. Most new video cards require a 300 watt power supply or
higher. If your power supply is lower, you will want to buy a legacy card
on eBay.

Yes, more than 256mb is desirable. 512mb is usually recommended.

--
Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
(Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
"scott" wrote in message
...
the computer im talking about is a compaq presario desktop with windows xp
basic not home or pro. i dont think we have a video adaptor, would you
recommend larger than 256mb of ram, where would you recommend getting
this,
thank you very much this has really helped me out so far.
Scott

"Colin Barnhorst" wrote:

Please describe you computer (brand, laptop or desktop, XP Home or XP
Pro,
video card if any, etc.).

It sounds like you have an onboard video adaptor that is sharing your
ram.
Your overall ram sounds like 128mb (minus 16mb shared ram for video).
You
can increase your pagefile size, but the best solution is to increase ram
to
256mb or more.

--
Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
(Reply to the group only unless otherwise requested)
"scott" wrote in message
...
well i went in to my performance and maintanence and it say's i have
2.00ghz,
112 ram.

"scott" wrote:

my computer says low memory on the bottom of my computer icon. My c
drive
has 32.6 gb with 11.3 free space and my d drive has 4.61gb with 1.3gb
free
space. The computer is pretty slow,any advise would be great thank
you
older rookie scott






 




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