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February 14, 2010 2:48:12 PM

I have an vintage motherboard with ram bus and I just added some more because the virtual memory was flashing, well now it started again and I read somewhere that you can change the cache to boost performance! or is there a better cheap solution to keep this clunker?
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February 14, 2010 10:38:56 PM

YoungBuck said:
I have an vintage motherboard with ram bus and I just added some more because the virtual memory was flashing, well now it started again and I read somewhere that you can change the cache to boost performance! or is there a better cheap solution to keep this clunker?

How large is the virtual memory? Have you increased it?
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February 15, 2010 12:38:41 AM

it was only a 128mb ddr then I put another 2 sticks of 512mb each total 1024 and not it on't reads 768mb......It worked good for 2 weeks and now it's back again
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February 15, 2010 1:13:29 AM

But you didn't answer my question. System Properties, Advanced, Performance Settings, Advanced, Virtual Memory. What size is it?


Also check Task Manager, Performance

Commit Charge (K)
Total = ?
Limit = ?
Peak = ?
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February 15, 2010 1:32:47 AM

which OS, with a MB that old are you running 98?
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February 15, 2010 10:44:47 AM

in the advanced section of performance it says

Min: 384
Max 768

Im guessing why my computer only reads 768! so can I bump this # up?
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February 15, 2010 10:52:42 AM

The OS I'm running is Windows XP Pro
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February 15, 2010 11:02:32 AM

Total= 837820
Limit =1245840
Peak =1214596
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February 15, 2010 11:12:25 AM

YoungBuck said:
in the advanced section of performance it says

Min: 384
Max 768

Im guessing why my computer only reads 768! so can I bump this # up?
You limited virtual memory to only 768 MB, which is way too low if you're getting an error. Your system only detects 768MB of RAM for a totally different reason. It either doesn't support 1GB modules or you bought an incompatible module, e.g., single-sided when dual-sided is required.

Set your virtual memory minimum to 512MB and the maximum to 1.5GB. You get an error whenever the peak gets close to the limit.
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February 15, 2010 11:21:00 AM

Dogman are you telling me to flat line my mobo and start over...lol
I had this old better for 7 years and now I keep it for sentimental purpose's, to remind me of a time when these relics used to be body body lol

Now that I got youre guys attention I'm thinking of building another computer (long over do) for around $800 and I'm looking at the Asus P7P55d mobo...Is this a good upgrade?
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February 15, 2010 11:24:40 AM

If you now plan on building a new PC, may I suggest that you start a new thread or change the title of this one?
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February 15, 2010 11:27:11 AM

set to
512
and 1.5? you mean 1500
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February 15, 2010 11:30:03 AM

Sorry! I don't know the rules here yet.....first I got to keep this beater running before I start another computer..NM I will start another thread later but first thing is first
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February 15, 2010 11:37:17 AM

OK I changed the #'s and it didn't beep so I'm guessing thats a good thing?
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February 15, 2010 11:38:32 AM

YoungBuck said:
set to
512
and 1.5? you mean 1500

1.5GB and 1536MB are the same.
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February 15, 2010 11:49:44 AM

Is that it? Now that I changed those #'s and my computer is still running properly.................
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February 15, 2010 12:00:11 PM

YoungBuck said:
Is that it? Now that I changed those #'s and my computer is still running properly.................

It will run properly unless you try to multitask and use close to the new memory limit.
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February 15, 2010 12:16:58 PM

I have to say thank you very much! You have been a big help
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February 15, 2010 12:23:58 PM

I'm glad you got it working properly. I used to have a system with Rambus memory, but the motherboard eventually died.
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February 15, 2010 2:31:42 PM

This bad boy is probably on it's last leg....sooner or later I will have to put it out in the pasture! lol
But thanks to you it will live for now.................
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