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11. System Speedups > 11.1. Managing Your Memory

Managing Your Memory

This section gives you some tips to optimize your system’s memory and a little-known trick that can help you decide when it’s time to fork over some money to add more juice.

Note

To find out how much memory, also known as Random Access Memory (or RAM), your computer has, right-click My Computer and choose Properties General. A Windows XP system needs at least 256 MB of RAM to work properly. Better yet, get 512 MB, or more, if you can afford it.

DOS Swap

You can speed up your system simply by replacing old DOS programs with more recent versions, if they’re available. DOS applications, like old versions of WordPerfect, don’t allow XP to manage memory properly, and they hoard memory by not sharing it with other programs.


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