Donít think I will need it though.
After reading over all the great suggestions and doing some more investigation. Looks like itís what harrythook said about the more stuff coming in at once.
Also, at the 1st site for the forum in Mr. Freeze post, I noticed it mentions in the very 1st post on the site a list of things that can cause the problems- things you may have installed. One of the things in the list I noticed they mention router. The modem and router are on my computer, along with of course all that stuff on the installation cd.
Here is something else I tried to do too.
Since one of the times it happens is when Iím trying to use Webkinz, Also have some other sites I go to which seem to drain the memory too. It sure did on the computer I had before this one.
I went to see what happens out on my momís computer also a Dell(with 512MB of RAM).
The CPU usage on hers was going up too, but not to 100%, but was going up high.
Here are a few theories Iím now thinking:
Before coming on Geeks to go, we didnít know what a swap file even was.
Now that we know that, it seems maybe the reason I didnít have any of the problems before the switch to Bellsouth- which added the modem, router, and all the stuff from the Installation cd, that maybe the swap file is what was helping me to not have the problems.
Same with when I use stuff like the scanner. Before adding DSL which keeps you connected to the internet all the time. With Dialup I wasnít connected to the internet when using the scanner. Noticed if I did, things would go really slow with my scans.
One thing my mom just thought of too after reading on the forum I mentioned in the beginning where it mentioned routers in the list of things that using CPU usage. We have the router doing it Wired. So, she is wondering then that would be another thing using memory to send the signal out to her computer.
How much memory do routers and modems usually need?
Only other thought we were wondering, if we move the modem and router to my momís computer since hers has more memory and doesnít have the Bellsouth software on hers.
Still of course need to get someone to come out and correct the stuff the other repairman messed up on.
Then add more memory to so that I donít have to end the process with the highest because it seems to just be like Webkinz is the highest whenever using Webkinz. The other things on the list is a few things that have really low numbers like 2%. Once in awhile will have athings that have like 11%, 17% which isnít much either.