Where's all the RAM gone?

  Leepy Lee 20:12 06 Mar 06

I have an old Compaq Armada 1590DT with 80Meg RAM, running Windows 98SE and IE6, Word 97 and a few other proprietary programmes.

I recently installed extra RAM to bring it up to 80Meg. The system reports 80Meg RAM and 610 Meg of free space on Drive C.

Everything I try to do is so slow now and the hard drive light is on all the time. Even surfing the net takes ages to open a page with constant accessing of the hard drive, even when the laptop is not doing anything?

Any ideas what might be the problem please?


  Big Elf 20:31 06 Mar 06

Possibly Page File/Virtual memory access. I can't remember how it is setup in Win98 but it's possible that installing the extra RAM may have changed the settings and you have insufficent disk space for it to be used.

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