Computer Newbies forum

General discussion

Utilizing RAM

by DjBlake93 / October 20, 2006 3:58 AM PDT

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

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Utilizing RAM
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Utilizing RAM
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
No simple answer
by eddie11013 / October 20, 2006 5:47 AM PDT
In reply to: Utilizing RAM

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 -- http://www.windowsecurity.com/trojanscan/
BitDefender On Line Scan -- http://www.bitdefender.com/scan8/ie.html
F-Secure On Line Scan -- http://support.f-secure.com/enu/home/ols.shtml
House Call Anti-Virus http://housecall.trendmicro.com/housecall/start_corp.asp
Kaspersky http://usa.kaspersky.com/services/free-virus-scanner.php
Panty Active Scan http://www.pandasoftware.com/products/ActiveScan.htm
Good luck,
Eddie

Collapse -
Well...
by John.Wilkinson / October 20, 2006 6:36 AM PDT
In reply to: Utilizing RAM

First, make sure your motherboard can handle 1GB of RAM...it 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 tab...how 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.

John

Collapse -
I would like to know how to utilize 64GB ram.
by SHNIKU / March 5, 2009 1:25 PM PST
In reply to: Utilizing RAM

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.

Collapse -
Why Would You...
by 1shado1 / March 6, 2009 10:45 AM PST

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

Popular Forums
icon
Computer Newbies 10,686 discussions
icon
Computer Help 54,365 discussions
icon
Laptops 21,181 discussions
icon
Networking & Wireless 16,313 discussions
icon
Phones 17,137 discussions
icon
Security 31,287 discussions
icon
TVs & Home Theaters 22,101 discussions
icon
Windows 7 8,164 discussions
icon
Windows 10 2,657 discussions

CNET FORUMS TOP DISCUSSION

Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly

Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?