Memory

Ahh... The Chit-Chat forum. Please have all chatting here.

Moderator: The Lounge Moderators

User avatar
Trapped
Veteran
Posts: 1054
Joined: Sat Jun 07, 2003 3:28 pm
Contact:

Memory

Post by Trapped » Wed Jun 09, 2004 9:05 pm

If you have an old computer, that's been restored, and supposedly has a whole free (space-wise) drive (but you dont' know how to get to it), why might it say that your virtual memory is low and constantly dumps the hard drive?



For more space, can't you just delete some files that you don't need?



How do I use the other drive, and put jus the basics or things I use everyday on there?



(If you couldn't tell, I dont' know (and don't really care to know) much about computers. I'm ok with asking lots of questions.)
It's the little things that make a big difference.



In case you hadn't noticed...4-letter words:



love - hate - true - life



"And there are voices

That want to be heard

So much to mention

But you can't find the words"

--Listen to Your Heart, DHT



I can't erase myself, but I can try to move on.

User avatar
big_johnson
Loyal
Posts: 507
Joined: Sun Feb 16, 2003 2:59 pm
Contact:

Re: Memory

Post by big_johnson » Wed Jun 09, 2004 10:06 pm

Ok, you have two hard drives?

You want to know if your computer could just use the other hard drive for the virtual memory?



I suppose it can be done. But yes for now delete some programs you dont use or dont need from the master hard drive.
"Others who broke my heart. They were like northern stars, pointing me on my way into your loving arms. This much I know is true, that God blessed the broken road that led me straight to you."

Lying close to you feelin' your heart beatin. And Im wonderin' what you're dreamin. Wonderin' if its me your seeing. Then I kiss your eyes and thank God we're together. I just wanna stay with you in this moment forever!



"Take time with a wounded hand cause it likes to heal"

-Nirvana

User avatar
Sovek
Loyal
Posts: 486
Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2004 8:47 pm
Contact:

Re: Memory

Post by Sovek » Thu Jun 10, 2004 1:05 am

ok, assuming this is a win 95/98/me/xp/2000 machine, just go to my computer, right click on the icon and click propterties, then go click on preformance, then click on virtual memory then click on "let me set my virtual memory settings. This will allow you to set wich drive you want to use.
Flush the Johns, Vote republican

<span style=\'color:BLUE\' Ten out of ten terrorist support John F'in Kerry for president




Image

User avatar
Trapped
Veteran
Posts: 1054
Joined: Sat Jun 07, 2003 3:28 pm
Contact:

Re: Memory

Post by Trapped » Sat Jun 12, 2004 11:52 pm

Btw, what's virtual memory? Yes, I have two, and running Windows 2000.
It's the little things that make a big difference.



In case you hadn't noticed...4-letter words:



love - hate - true - life



"And there are voices

That want to be heard

So much to mention

But you can't find the words"

--Listen to Your Heart, DHT



I can't erase myself, but I can try to move on.

User avatar
Sovek
Loyal
Posts: 486
Joined: Tue Jan 27, 2004 8:47 pm
Contact:

Re: Memory

Post by Sovek » Sun Jun 13, 2004 1:02 am

Windows makes a temp file with the extension of .386 and it uses the hardrive to store data from games or programs you are using or have used, in addition to your RAM to better the preformance of your computer.
Flush the Johns, Vote republican

<span style=\'color:BLUE\' Ten out of ten terrorist support John F'in Kerry for president




Image

User avatar
Beautiful
Veteran
Posts: 7249
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:34 pm
Contact:

Re: Memory

Post by Beautiful » Sun Jun 13, 2004 1:05 am

virtual memery is like the stuff on your desktop, you know the little icons
Little Miss F*cker,

Don't Move An Inch

Image



I looked at myself

So many things I hate in me

So many things are so hard to believe

I can hear the whole world calling me

Used to be all that i wanted

You to see all that i you to be

does anyone care




Add me.

myspace

*Jamie*



Travis Michael <3.

Born Feb 9th, 2007

He has owns heart. :)

User avatar
Skye
Veteran
Posts: 7194
Joined: Sun Dec 15, 2002 12:48 pm
Contact:

Re: Memory

Post by Skye » Sun Jun 13, 2004 2:13 am

Originally posted by Beautiful@Jun 12 2004, 10:05 PM

virtual memery is like the stuff on your desktop, you know the little icons


No, virtual memory is not the icons on your desktop. Virtual memory is RAM that is simulated by the operating system in case your real RAM (Random Access Memory) is low or all being used. This is always stored in a page file or swap partition and is typically two times the size of your amount of REAL RAM. So, if you have 512 MB or real ram, your pagefile is often 1024MB. But in Windows it's the size of your RAM (physical memory) PLUS the amount of space allocated by the operating system. Virtual memory is also a hell of a lot slower than RAM (physical memory) as its stored on the hard drive. Page files/swap partitions increase performance a lot because they take some of the load off of RAM.
HelpingTeens.org:

I can't think of a better use of server resources...I really can't.

User avatar
Beautiful
Veteran
Posts: 7249
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:34 pm
Contact:

Re: Memory

Post by Beautiful » Sun Jun 13, 2004 2:17 am

Oooh.... someone told me it was the stuff on your desktop.. sorry !!
Little Miss F*cker,

Don't Move An Inch

Image



I looked at myself

So many things I hate in me

So many things are so hard to believe

I can hear the whole world calling me

Used to be all that i wanted

You to see all that i you to be

does anyone care




Add me.

myspace

*Jamie*



Travis Michael <3.

Born Feb 9th, 2007

He has owns heart. :)

User avatar
Skye
Veteran
Posts: 7194
Joined: Sun Dec 15, 2002 12:48 pm
Contact:

Re: Memory

Post by Skye » Sun Jun 13, 2004 2:25 am

Originally posted by Beautiful@Jun 12 2004, 11:17 PM

Oooh.... someone told me it was the stuff on your desktop.. sorry !!


Its ok. :) If you're ever confused about a computer term. Go to google.com and search for this "what is <term_goes_here" so basically, if you want to learn about what a CPU is.



Search: "what is CPU" without quotes

or: "what is RAM" without quotes

or: "what is AGP" without quotes.

etc....



At the top of the search results will be something called "Web definition" and there it is. :)
HelpingTeens.org:

I can't think of a better use of server resources...I really can't.

User avatar
Beautiful
Veteran
Posts: 7249
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:34 pm
Contact:

Re: Memory

Post by Beautiful » Sun Jun 13, 2004 2:29 am

ahhh thats cool yahoo does the same thing with religion basically i dont know about the computer though, probablyt houg.... lol :P
Little Miss F*cker,

Don't Move An Inch

Image



I looked at myself

So many things I hate in me

So many things are so hard to believe

I can hear the whole world calling me

Used to be all that i wanted

You to see all that i you to be

does anyone care




Add me.

myspace

*Jamie*



Travis Michael <3.

Born Feb 9th, 2007

He has owns heart. :)

User avatar
Skye
Veteran
Posts: 7194
Joined: Sun Dec 15, 2002 12:48 pm
Contact:

Re: Memory

Post by Skye » Sun Jun 13, 2004 2:31 am

Originally posted by Beautiful@Jun 12 2004, 11:29 PM

ahhh thats cool yahoo does the same thing with religion basically i dont know about the computer though, probablyt houg.... lol :P


No, google does it for any word too. It will define a word for you, like a dictionary.



Go ahead and try it.



what is fiddle



or any other word
HelpingTeens.org:

I can't think of a better use of server resources...I really can't.

User avatar
Beautiful
Veteran
Posts: 7249
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:34 pm
Contact:

Re: Memory

Post by Beautiful » Sun Jun 13, 2004 2:31 am

Oooh, isee now :P lol.. thats sweet as hell dude :P
Little Miss F*cker,

Don't Move An Inch

Image



I looked at myself

So many things I hate in me

So many things are so hard to believe

I can hear the whole world calling me

Used to be all that i wanted

You to see all that i you to be

does anyone care




Add me.

myspace

*Jamie*



Travis Michael <3.

Born Feb 9th, 2007

He has owns heart. :)

User avatar
Skye
Veteran
Posts: 7194
Joined: Sun Dec 15, 2002 12:48 pm
Contact:

Re: Memory

Post by Skye » Sun Jun 13, 2004 2:32 am

Originally posted by Beautiful@Jun 12 2004, 11:31 PM

Oooh, isee now :P lol.. thats sweet as hell dude :P


You can also use this:





define:word_goes_here



for example:



define:fiddle
HelpingTeens.org:

I can't think of a better use of server resources...I really can't.

User avatar
Beautiful
Veteran
Posts: 7249
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:34 pm
Contact:

Re: Memory

Post by Beautiful » Sun Jun 13, 2004 3:41 am

hehe thanks :D
Little Miss F*cker,

Don't Move An Inch

Image



I looked at myself

So many things I hate in me

So many things are so hard to believe

I can hear the whole world calling me

Used to be all that i wanted

You to see all that i you to be

does anyone care




Add me.

myspace

*Jamie*



Travis Michael <3.

Born Feb 9th, 2007

He has owns heart. :)

User avatar
Trapped
Veteran
Posts: 1054
Joined: Sat Jun 07, 2003 3:28 pm
Contact:

Re: Memory

Post by Trapped » Sun Jun 13, 2004 9:29 pm

so can someone tell me agian, please how to acces the other hard drive or free some space so that my computer iwont' be so slow?
It's the little things that make a big difference.



In case you hadn't noticed...4-letter words:



love - hate - true - life



"And there are voices

That want to be heard

So much to mention

But you can't find the words"

--Listen to Your Heart, DHT



I can't erase myself, but I can try to move on.

User avatar
Trapped
Veteran
Posts: 1054
Joined: Sat Jun 07, 2003 3:28 pm
Contact:

Re: Memory

Post by Trapped » Mon Jun 14, 2004 9:05 pm

It's the little things that make a big difference.



In case you hadn't noticed...4-letter words:



love - hate - true - life



"And there are voices

That want to be heard

So much to mention

But you can't find the words"

--Listen to Your Heart, DHT



I can't erase myself, but I can try to move on.

User avatar
Beautiful
Veteran
Posts: 7249
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:34 pm
Contact:

Re: Memory

Post by Beautiful » Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:19 pm

theres probably not enough space on the hard drive. is it an older computer? mine has a lot of space but its old, like 6 years old.
Little Miss F*cker,

Don't Move An Inch

Image



I looked at myself

So many things I hate in me

So many things are so hard to believe

I can hear the whole world calling me

Used to be all that i wanted

You to see all that i you to be

does anyone care




Add me.

myspace

*Jamie*



Travis Michael <3.

Born Feb 9th, 2007

He has owns heart. :)

User avatar
Trapped
Veteran
Posts: 1054
Joined: Sat Jun 07, 2003 3:28 pm
Contact:

Re: Memory

Post by Trapped » Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:26 pm

yea...I don't know how old it is, butI'm sure it is the same (age).
It's the little things that make a big difference.



In case you hadn't noticed...4-letter words:



love - hate - true - life



"And there are voices

That want to be heard

So much to mention

But you can't find the words"

--Listen to Your Heart, DHT



I can't erase myself, but I can try to move on.

User avatar
Beautiful
Veteran
Posts: 7249
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:34 pm
Contact:

Re: Memory

Post by Beautiful » Mon Jun 14, 2004 10:59 pm

Hmm, thats probably why then, older computers dont have the high-speed things like newer ones do.
Little Miss F*cker,

Don't Move An Inch

Image



I looked at myself

So many things I hate in me

So many things are so hard to believe

I can hear the whole world calling me

Used to be all that i wanted

You to see all that i you to be

does anyone care




Add me.

myspace

*Jamie*



Travis Michael <3.

Born Feb 9th, 2007

He has owns heart. :)

User avatar
OverDrive
Veteran
Posts: 5171
Joined: Sun Dec 15, 2002 11:53 am
Contact:

Re: Memory

Post by OverDrive » Mon Jun 14, 2004 11:03 pm

Most likely there is too much starting up, opening and running at all times.



Check the bottom right hand corner where the time display is. type what is running or see what is running (hover your cursor over each icon for a second and it will tell you what it is)
Adam Marshall

HelpingTeens.org Owner

Image Articles Image Resources Image Live Chat Image Support Groups and much more!

Image

I can't think of a better use of server resources... I really can't.

Post Reply