2 GB RAM
80 GB disk storage
10 GB disk assigned to available memory
I run a stock charting program called TradeStation with a number of large charts in memory.
It operates quickly with no problem.
Then, I will open 3-4 Internet Explorer windows, and also an Excel spreadsheet.
Clearly all this fills my RAM and available memory and my execution slows way down.
Why can't I recover fast execution time for Tradestation and maybe one (1) IE window by closing the spreadsheet and other windows?
Instead I have to run System Mechanic to recover "available memory" which it says has dropped to 6%. This takes 10 minutes, etc.