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How can i maximize memory performance?

By firstone
Sep 11, 2007
  1. How can i maximize the perfomance of my memory???

    I use XP home and I have 1gig of ram but it seems like its very slow after i reformat it...
     
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    Tell us more, with motherboard, hard drive, OS, age, type of memory, etc.
     
  3. firstone

    firstone TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Intel pentium 2.8ghz
    p4s800d-x
    1gig of ram
    xp
    about 2yrs old

    dont know the type of memory though...
     
  4. kpo6969

    kpo6969 TS Maniac Posts: 710

    Have you done any of these lately?
    disk clean-up
    de-frag your hard drive
    system anti-virus scan
    system spyware scan
     
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,322   +620

    there's a direct correlation of running programs to memory performance.
    1. reduce the number of active services to ONLY those you need
    2. reduce the number of startup programs (hint: you don't need auto-update programs)
    3. use hd cleanup
    4. run PagDefrag to help with the pagefile.sys and the registry
    totally a different question than just 'memory'. :)
     
  6. firstone

    firstone TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yeah i meant my ram... it "crackles" when i doing multiple things at once... it wasnt like that before i reformatted... any idea?
     
  7. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    When memory crackles, you have a problem somwhere that must be corrected.

    Usually, it is the video graphics card or port that is "crackling" and it would be worth while to use a decent quality directional microphone to help figger out from whence the sound is coming.
     
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