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Utilizing RAM

I have 1G of RAM, but my ''target'' memory shows as only 755mb. My computer is often sluggish, grinds to a halt and frequently I seem to be utilizing all 755 of RAM. How can I adjust settings to improve performance? I'm running XP on a Pentium III

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No simple answer

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have a look at this thread and also what 'anti' programs have you run to ensure your computer is clean. Try one or all of the following free online programs: A-Squared On Line Trojan Scan --
BitDefender On Line Scan --
F-Secure On Line Scan --
House Call Anti-Virus
Panty Active Scan
Good luck,

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In reply to: Utilizing RAM

First, make sure your motherboard can handle 1GB of can only utilize a set amount no matter how much you install.

Next, check in your system BIOS for an ''integrated graphics'' option...unless you have a true graphics card with dedicated memory some of your RAM is reserved for that purpose.

Third, press ctrl + alt + delete and check out the Performance much Physical Memory is available? Then check the Applications and Processes tabs and see what, if any, unnecessary programs are running.

Finally, make sure you scan for malware like Eddie suggested.


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I would like to know how to utilize 64GB ram.

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I have been trying for over three weeks to find a way. I tried opening about 100 firefox programs, and it only was using like 8GB. How can I utilize my memory. I payed over 5k for it, and would like to know how I can use it. I do a lot of cad work on Autocad 2009. What programs can use a lot of memory and can I make the programs that I have now utilize more memory? Let me know if you got an answer for me. Thanks.

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Why Would You...

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...waste 5K on something you obviously have no use for?

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