Win98 & system resources question

By dtevol
May 29, 2002
  1. system resources question


    I just finished upgrading my new cpu. It's an AthlonXP1800, with a Giga-byte GA-&DX motherboard, 512MB pc2100 ddr, 90 GB of total hd space (1 10 and 1 80 GB, seperately), a g-force2mmx 32mb agp, soundlblaster live 5.1, and a linksys nic card (thanks for the advice on that one!).

    The problem, or at least i think it may be one, is that whenever i check my system resources in win98(yeah, i know) it plummets when I have even the lightest progs running. Is there something that I may have missed? Or, is this a memory problem that i can fix with a prog like cacheman?

    any and all help is appreciated
  2. uncleel

    uncleel TS Rookie Posts: 980

    Systems Resources refers to the 128k area that \/\/indoze 9X uses for "housekeeping."
  3. dtevol

    dtevol TS Rookie Topic Starter is what happens after i rebooted...

    put it this way, i have mirc, kazaa(lite), netcaptor, open on a adsl line and my system resources are 47%. i am also running cacheman and using the cd writer profile, plus i let win98 manage my virtual memory for me.
  4. JAV

    JAV TS Rookie Posts: 210


    Win98 or Win98SE? You have all the updates from MS? That is where I would start. DL, install & re-boot 1 at a time. ;)

    Have you run msconfig.exe? What does it show is loading at 'Start up'? More than you thought? Have you done a ctrl/alt/delete to bring up the 'Close Program' window to 'see' what is running? You don't mention a 'firewall' or 'anti-virus' program. Got something running you don't know about? Lotsa 'mass mailing' virus' out there. If you do have an AV: maybe it is constantly running or has a boot 'problem'. :rolleyes:

    Use 'Cacheman' or Windows 'System Monitor' to graph the % & 1 by 1 shut things down. You'll find out what is hogging the system. You can boot into 'safe mode' & only 'Explorer' will boot & you can check the % then too. It *should* be real high in 'safe mode'.

  5. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

    Do you feel that your system is sluggish ?

    If it's just Win98 showing you some info saying that your system's ressources are low, it's probably a problem to take into account that much memory. Win98 isn't known for exceptionnal memory management, especially above 256mb.
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Create an account or login to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...

Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.