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
    1gig of ram
    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: 9,143   +597

    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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