RE: [Simply Computers] WinXP Memory Usage
- Here are my numbers:
Commit Charge (K)
Physical Memory (K)
System Cache: 169080
Also check on the performance tab after you run your system for a
while, under a "normal" load.
Commit Charge (Total, Limit, Peak): Peak should never reach or
exceed limit. The limit size is physical ram + swap. If your peak
is close to limit, purchase more RAM or increase the swap file size
(should not be greater than 2.5 times pysical ram).
Physical Memory (Total, Available, System Cache): You should have
some space available between "Available" and "Total". If the
availalbe stat is low, you are probably swapping to the hard drive
which will be a decrease in performance. Yes, purchase even more ram
What do your numbers look like?
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, cej4108@n... wrote:
> Hi, Jared
> Most memory upgrades will not provide enough system performance
where anyone will notice. It does provide more room for the system to
work and alleviate slow downs and other hiccups.
> XP comsumes a great deal of memory and the less time it spends
swapping out from the hard drive the better ergo the memory
> XP is far from being perfect and it has its usual glitches (Windoz)
so don't expect miracles when you add the memory.
> If you want to boost it check your cache RAM, you motherboard bus
speed, and make sure you put in the right combination of memory
modules...are they in the appropraite banks, is the combo of memory
size and speed appropriate for that motherboard, etc....
> "Jared" <jaredrubinsky@y...> wrote:
> >Hey guys
> >I added some more memory to my computer a few weeks ago, now my
> >is preforming out of the ordinary or anything, but the new memory
> >doesn't seem to be doing much help. I went from 192 megs (128 & 64
> >modules) to 448 megs (added a 256 module). Now according to
> >I have read, heard, and common sense there should be a noticable
> >performance boost. Now when I had only 192 megs of memory I would
> >constantly monitor the Windows Task Manger to monitor performance,
> >and memory usage. When I had the 192 megs orginally No application
> >would consume more then 11 megs of Memory (This would usually be
> >tast EXPLORER.EXE, the windows shell). Now that upgraded to 448 of
> >memory any normal application I would typically run will get up to
> >megs of Memory (Again this is usually the task EXPLORER.EXE). Now
> >computer habbits havn't changed since I upped the memroy I still
> >same applications I did before. I find it incredably odd that
> >applications insist on consuming more memory now that its
> >Anyone's thoughts?
> Charles E. James, Programmer/Analyst
> U. C. Berkeley, Berkeley California
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- I used evolution until I started syncing my palm pilot between several
computers and then it's database started getting messed up- I switched
to Mozilla for mail and jpilot for everything else. Evolution is a
1. What distribution and version of Linux do you have? Most come with
2. Using red-carpet is the way to go. It takes a while but it is worth
it because it gets you the latest version and soves dependencies. If
you are using Ximian Evolution you should install it with Ximian Red
Carpet. That's the way it's tested most. Just let it go overnight.
3. I believe that you can buy an evoltuion CD cheap from ximian that
does this. I'm offline, so I can't verify. Maybe somebody else offers
a CD? Search google.
What plugin did you want to use?
> Hey guys:[Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> Is anyone familiar with Ximian evolution? It's an email client similar
> to MS Outlook for Linux. The problem is I have to upgrade it to use a
> specific plugin, which is fine I downloaded all of the RPM's which is
> fine too. But to install the RPM's is difficult because each one has a
> dependencie (or so it seems), and you can just install all of them at
> once and let Red Hat's RPM Manager figure it out. And I could use
> Ximian's Red Carpet tool but I have to sit online while I download the
> packages and they install, this is a problem because I have a dialup
> modem and one phone line. AND even if you tell Ximian Red Carpet to
> download packages locally it insist on downloading them from Ximian's
> website or mirror.
> Any suggestions for installing evolution using all the packages I
> downloaded locally? I already checked Ximians website and user manuals
> with no such luck on doing the task.
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