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I've noticed that during the past few weeks, when i would open my taskmanager all the usual programs that are running seem to be using more than twice the amount of memory...it is starting to slow things down a bit. for example, my itunes is using like 126,000 K. it never used to use that much. is this normal? i have recently installed extra memory (512 mb) and it was running perfectly. but now, occasionally i get those "windows is increasing your memory..." messages. Can anyone tell me why this is and how to fix it? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks a lot. you guys are awesome.
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126k of memory in use for one program is a bit excessive but quite a lot of programs take up a lot of memory when they've been in use for a while. Firefox is quite good at doing this - in the amount of time it's taken me to write this paragraph, Firefox has just taken 200k more memory.

iTunes is a memory hog though, even more so if you download and play stuff through it at the same time.

As to the extra memory messages, this is Virtual Memory Windows is talking about - to alter, go to Control Panel -> System -> Advanced -> Settings (first button down) -> Advanced -> Change -> System Managed Size -> Set -> OK -> Ok -> OK -> Restart computer.

Edited by Neil Jones, 10 August 2006 - 02:57 PM.

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