Discussion in 'Backup and Recovery' started by HeatRock, Aug 21, 2009.
No, how would I do that?
You want your page file to be approximately 1.5 times your RAM with the maximum twice that. So if you have 256 X 2 or 512 your pagefile should be about 750+. Keep in mind that your gpu uses some of that RAM so it will not be exactly 512. Right click on "My Computer" and follow the red arrows. The one you see is my laptop which has about 1 gig of RAM. If you are already showing around 750 you can just leave it alone if you want. There is a setting to allow windows to manage your page file and that number (arrow on the lower right) will indicate that it is picking up all your RAM and handling it properly.
Some people prefer the custom setting anyway.
Thanks, that helped it a little more. That setting was low.
You may have to restart to get the full effect. Just make sure that it remains as you set it.
By the way, when you opened my computer, is it showing the full RAM installed?
It says I have 496 MB of RAM and 18.6GB on drive C 11.6 GB used and 6.99GB free. Should I compress drive C to save disk space?
The 496 MB seems about right. The "missing" 16 kbs is being used by your unboard graphics. No I would not compress the HD it is small but you have about 1/3 left. If you want to create more disk space move some of your data to an external HD.
What I would do, if you have not already, is defragment drive C. You have deleted a lot if data and it is reasonable to assume that it is heavily fragmented.
If you are using XP may I recommend that you Defragment the hard drive every couple of months an clean out the temporary files, and cookies with ATF cleaner
What is the ATF cleaner? Is it like the ccleaner? Could I just delete cookies and the temporary files manually?
Atf cleaner by Atribone is a simple program that does some of the things that Ccleaner will do without the inherent dangers of going to far with the program. It can be found here.
You can use it or Ccleaner to just clear your temp files etc. or you can do it manually. I would do that before you defrag the drive.
The MAX RAM is already installed on the latop.
A good cleanup of the laptop will help it run faster however that slow CPU will always make it slow.
Thanks for all the help, I deleted a program called Nero, It came with the hp external dvd burner drive. Nero, had a few free good things but then I paid 80 bucks for it and there wasn't much more to it, not to mention u need to be a rocket scientist to figure it out. I just threw my money away. Anyway after I deleted it I have 9.73 GB used and 8.89 GB free space. After that I did a disk cleanup and a defrag, restarted and ole' toshiba's runnin pretty good. If anyone has anymore advice I would really appreciate it. Thanks
there is a good tutorial I found here that has some good tips for speeding up XP here is the link below
Speedup Windows XP in Minutes! | Mobile Pedia
That is brilliant HeatRock.
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