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low mem with win xp

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April 26, 2002 10:12:16 PM

i just upgraded from win98 to xp..i have found that i have less mem on my pc now that i have installed xp..is this normal.does xp use allot of mem.and i noticed allot of programs running in the back ground. what should be running in the background of xp.i only had 3 things running in the background of win98..
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April 27, 2002 12:37:33 AM

What's running?

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April 27, 2002 5:46:42 AM

Windows xp needs much more memory than windows 98. I think that minimum memory with windows xp is 256mb.
April 27, 2002 8:05:11 AM

<A HREF="http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/pro/howtobuy/upgradi..." target="_new">The minimum memory is 64MB</A>, but 256MB and above is recommended imop. I have 128MB on one system and it's ok, but it's running out of memory too often.

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April 27, 2002 6:39:52 PM

I'm starting to recommend no less than 512MB RAM if you want to run Windows XP completely smoothly.

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April 27, 2002 8:54:05 PM

I've never ran it on 256MB so I can't really say. 512 MB is awesome though. I don't think I've even used the pagefile.

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April 28, 2002 11:17:27 PM

i have 512MB & its not enough! rofl.


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April 28, 2002 11:28:26 PM

roflMAO.


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April 29, 2002 9:29:21 AM

Hi, It's normal to have a lot of stuff visible in Task Manager in WinXP (and Win2000). I think 20-30 items isn't unusual. You can use the msconfig app to prevent nonessential things loading at startup, and also change some unused services from auto to manual (in Control Panel->Administrative Tools) which might improve things a little. Make a note of what u remove or disable in case it stops something important from working.

I'm running WinXP with 256MB, and there are definitely times when that's not enough and the system starts thrashing the disk cache... particularly when loading a new map in online games of RTCW :) 
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