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Comment by Sheri on [HELP] Windows Troubleshooters (January 21, 2017 05:59 AM)
I echo Clairvaux's comment! My computer is slow. Unbearably slow. Right-click may take some time. I also executed System Maintenance Troubleshooter ...
Comment by Clem on [HELP] Windows Troubleshooters (January 21, 2017 04:15 AM)
Hello. Thanks a lot for doing what you do (your website and advice). My request is similar to John T's above. I would like to know which programs are ...
Comment by Clem on [HELP] Windows Troubleshooters (January 21, 2017 04:15 AM)
Hello. Thanks a lot for doing what you do (your website and advice). My request is similar to John T's above. I would like to know which programs are ...
Comment by John on [HELP] Windows Troubleshooters (January 21, 2017 02:50 AM)
Please tell me what is a safe and free backup program that we can get. I have two computers connected and one has two external drives and the other h...
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I signed up for the FREE efax Free account (not the trial version of the other paid options). I got the email with the activation link. This is the pa...
Comment by Steve on Should You Backup Everything? (January 20, 2017 07:21 PM)
Hi all. Some of you have said that Program Files are easily re-installed from discs on hand after a crash, but that is partially untrue. In my case ...
Comment by Clairvaux on [HELP] Windows Troubleshooters (January 20, 2017 06:58 PM)
All right, since you're asking, here it is : my computer is slow. Unbearably slow. Right-click may take some time. It has been this way almost since I...
Comment by Peter on Are Autoruns Slowing Your PC? (January 20, 2017 04:17 PM)
There is an Antivirus software called 360 Total Security that keeps my computer windows 10 running like a charm. It's not just an Antivirus, it's also...
Comment by John T on [HELP] Windows Troubleshooters (January 20, 2017 03:18 PM)
Thanks, I will try these to see if it helps my tower PC. I have notice since I did the free upgrade from Win 7 Pro to Win X Pro my PC starts up slower...
Comment by Butch on Windows Task Manager (January 20, 2017 03:04 PM)
I clicked on your link to DTaskManager. That site says that the download is for "Windows 2000/XP). Since XP was a long time ago, I choose not to downl...

Memory Articles

 

Do You Need More Memory?

If your desktop PC seems sluggish, the problem may be too little RAM (Random Access Memory). But “add more RAM” is not the solution to every case of poor performance, and buying more RAM than you need or can use is just a waste of money. Read on to learn the ins and outs of RAM and how much RAM is the “sweet spot” is for most computers...

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HOWTO: Upgrade Memory to Boost Performance

Ask any geek how to speed up your computer and you will probably get the question, 'How much RAM do you have?' Adding more RAM memory is supposedly the panacea for sluggish performance, slow screen refreshes, thrashing hard drives, and most other symptoms of a struggling, overloaded computer. Here's what you need to know...

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Upgrade Your Memory for Better Performance

I'm often asked about how to add or upgrade a computer's RAM memory. If your computer doesn't have adequate RAM, it may be really slow when you open more than one program. If you want to upgrade your memory but you're not sure what kind to buy or where to get it, here's some practical help...

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Solving the Out of Memory Error

A reader asks: 'My computer is giving an Out of Memory error and I can't continue. Do I need to delete some files, get a new hard drive or is it something else?' Here's the solution to this common problem...

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How to Upgrade Your Memory

Adding more memory to your computer is usually the most cost-effective way to get a significant performance boost. But choosing the right RAM for your computer, and finding the right amount at the lowest price, is often a mysterious challenge. A memory configurator can help you get it right. Here's how...

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How to Fix 'Low Virtual Memory' Errors

Recently I installed a game on a friend's computer and when we tried playing it, we got a message saying 'Your system is low on virtual memory.' Does that mean I need to buy more memory, or could it be a software error? Can you please help us fix this problem?

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Do I Need a Memory Optimizer?

My system seems to be getting bogged down lately, especially when I have more than one program open. And the other day I got a 'low virtual memory' warning. I've been looking into memory optimizers for Windows, but there are widely varying views as to how effective they really are. What is your opinion?

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What Kind Of Memory Do I Need?

My computer only has 1GB of RAM, and is really slow when I open more than one program. I want to upgrade my RAM to 4GB, but I'm not sure what kind to buy or where to get it. Can you help?

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How Much Memory Do I Need?

Whether you are buying a new computer or upgrading an existing one, memory or RAM is an important consideration. Buy too little memory and your entire system will be slowed down, overworked, and some programs may not run at all. Buy too much memory and you're wasting money. To determine how much memory you need, let's look at the hardware and software you have (or plan to buy) and how you intend to use it...

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Memory Upgrade

Adding more memory to your computer is usually the most cost-effective way to get a significant performance boost. But choosing the right RAM for your computer, and finding the right amount at the lowest price, is often a mysterious challenge. A memory configurator can help you get it right. Here's how...

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Virtual Memory

What's the difference between virtual memory and real memory? And how can I add more virtual memory to my computer?

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Vista ReadyBoost

What exactly does ReadyBoost do? Is it the same as adding RAM, or is it more like a disk cache? I've read varying reports as to whether or not it really boosts performance on Vista or Windows 7. What do you know about ReadyBoost?

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Adding Memory

If your computer seems to stagger under the burden of your commands, responding slowly, freezing or timing you out; if working at your system feels like bicycling uphill, consider adding extra memory. Adding memory to your computer isn't so hard -- here's a step-by-step guide to figuring out if you need more RAM, learning what kind to buy and installing it yourself...

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