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« on: July 26, 2003, 04:06:54 PM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version: 98SE
Problem Application Name & Version: Windows 98SE
Problem Hardware Make & Model: Intel P4
Error Messages: Resources dangerously low

Hi, I have a complex GUI and I am continuously running out of system and user resources. If I stick in another 512 MB ram, will this help the system cope with my low resources by increasing the RAM? Cheesy

PS: I do not want to reduce the number of background running programs as I do that anyway. I want to know the process on how to increase my system resources NOT decrease my apps. Grin

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« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2003, 06:35:42 PM »

Hey, I need help to!!!
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« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2003, 07:50:24 PM »

Some applications claim to speed up your machine by managing your physical RAM.  What they do is make more free RAM available by moving in-use RAM to a swap file.  Sometimes they work, and sometimes they don't.  If you are really hurting for more physical RAM, they probably will make things worse.  The catch is in finding the right balance between free RAM and swapped out RAM to make your system optimal.  If you don't want to buy more RAM, they are worth a try.

Here are two free ones that look good, but I haven't tried them:
FreeRAM XP pro @ http://www.yourwaresolutions.com/
RamIdle LE @ http://www.tweaknow.com/
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« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2003, 03:19:16 PM »

I'm sorry, but I am not talking about physical memory, RAM in not the problem. {:(}

It is USER & GDI Resources used by background and current appz. I know that Win 2000 does not suffer from shortages of user resources. Does the increasing of RAM correspondingly increase the user reources some what which are NOT RAM related!
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« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2003, 03:23:07 PM »

PS my RAM managemnet is done currently thru Analogx MAXMEM and Taskinfo2003


RAM CAPACITY IS NOT THE ISSUE HERE

GDI & USER RESOURCES IS NOT DIRECTLY RELATED TO RAM

HOWEVER DOES MORE RAM TAKE THE STRESS OFF GDI & USER RESOURCES?
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« Reply #5 on: August 13, 2003, 04:21:34 PM »

Ok how much RAM do you have in that pc? Win98 doesnt work very well with anything over 512mb it will begin to have probs similar to what you are describing and if you have more than 512 you need to config your system to work with that much properly as windows when it sees more than 512mb it uses that extra ram for the things it normaly does with less Ram so you would need to configure it to work with it I had a link for how to configure win98 to work with 512mb and above and will look for it and post it when i find it
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2003, 01:28:08 AM »

Yes I had 1024 MB and reduced it to 512. I remember your previous post as...

Set VCACHE to 512 MB if system has more than 512 MB RAM

Thanks BUT what about system resources?Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh???

Why do they run out Huh?Huh?Huh?Huh??
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2003, 01:58:58 PM »

Low system Resources are usually caused by programs that when closed did not release the memory they were using and memory leaks such as as i stated above or other things like memory hogs like nortons or things that are checked off in msconfig and not checked back on can also cause a memory leak msconfig is more of a diagnostic thing than it is for a permanent fix i have very little that startup when i turn my pc on cause remember that anything that starts with your pc also uses your memory to be there and will hog your resources when you open other progs or whatever making your sys slow down and begin to have those low resources errors so turn off anything that isnt really needed at startup it will help , I need to remember or find a page that will help with a little better of a fix so i will post back when i find it
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2003, 02:12:22 PM »

I would give maxmem a try and see how things go also

http://www.analogx.com/contents/download/system/maxmem.htm
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2003, 02:37:34 PM »

also...is there any specific thing you are doing when this happens?...like using word?
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2003, 03:04:39 PM »

ok and now for a lengthy post...lol


Your first step in minimizing Windows 98
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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2003, 12:52:23 PM »

you can also give cacheman a try , I use it on my pc and it works great   http://www.outertech.com/index.php?_charisma_page=index&PHPSESSID=447e1bb5ca9bd5e4711792b1e5497dab
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« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2004, 10:12:58 PM »

Try a prgram called autostartlist. It's free, and it reads all the little ways that programs assimilate your machine (like Reaplayer). It's a little quicker than hunting around everywhere.
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« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2004, 01:00:02 AM »

Don't know if this helps as you are running windows XP, right?  Anyway, in win98 (2nd Edition) I downsized the Virtual Memory Settings.  I think you can do this in the more recent Windows pgms as well.  That virtual memory thing is a total hog.  I used to have all kinds of memory swap problems before, but this - along with a few other tweaks - seems to have cleared it up.  I have Windows Power Toys that has some nice features, but I don't think it's available for later versions.  (One of the reasons I'm not in such an all-fired hurry to upgrade - partly because Microsoft wants you to - the advantages of staying with the same old O/S is that there's a whole lot of information out there that's come from people having problems and learning how to fix 'em!)  IMHO
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PS Do you routinely clean up your tmp files? Do you have anti-spyware software?
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« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2004, 02:46:59 AM »

I dont think the system resources can be increased check out this page

http://aumha.org/win4/a/resource.htm  and here also

http://groups.google.com/groups?q=increasing+user+resources+in+windows+98&hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&selm=pdHf6.1370%24iu2.426043%40news.uswest.net&rnum=3

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