DOES RAM INCREASE NOT AFFECT WIN98 PERFORMANCE ??
Posted on 2000-03-23
Let me first say thank you for writing the Rambooster program and
sharing it with everybody.
I have a problem with system resource. When I first boot up to Window
98, my system resource is 80% free using 128 mb of ram. I tried opening
up about 10 window programs (e.g. Office 2000, photoshop etc) and 20
Netscape windows -- and this used up my system resource.
I wanted to open up more Netscape windows -- so I added another 128 mb
ram to my system, making it 256 mb of ram. But on booting up, the system
resource is still 80% free (when I expected 90% free) !!!! And the
total number of windows I can open up remain the same as when I was
using 128 mb of ram. What is more frustrating is that the speed of the
system at 128 mb and 256 mb ram was about the same !!!!!
Please enlighten me as to how to maximise my 256 mb ram ..... I shall be
My system configuration is as follows :-
Pentium III 667 EB (coppermine) running at 133 fsb.
MSI BX Master mother board (440 BX)
PC133 SDRam 128x2 mb.
Matrox G400 Max video card.
More than 2 GB of free hard disk space.
PS : I've called up the Microsoft technical support -- they seem to
give conflicting views -- some say that increasing ram should allow me
to open up more windows --- can some say the increase in ram will not
alter system resource (but some say it will). So what is the truth ?????