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Jimmy_K_Lee

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I am running Windows XP 5.1 SP2.

I have 512M intalled and level out at approximately 256M after start up.

When the system seems to be running unusally slow, I view "Available Physical Memory" in Windows Task Manager.

Available memory is typically low (28M).

This typically does not change, even when I shut down every open application.

Viewing the "Processes" in Window's Task Manager does not indicate that any unusual processes are using that memory.

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that is low--what if you do not start so many programs/services at start up...any difference?

A memory leak will continue to leak until no memory is left, so leveling at 28mb makes me lean more torwards a different issue. Do you have a videocard with shared memory?
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Thank you for the reply.

After "Start Up" I typically have around 256M of physical memory in which to work with.

Throughout the day, I will use PowerPoint, Office, Lotus Notes, Excel and IE or FireFox.

Periodically, my IBM Laptop PC will start acting sluggish.

I open Task Manager and notice that the available physical memory is low.
Low could be 110M, or 28M, or 75M, etc.

I might only have Lotus Notes open at the time, or Lotus Notes and a browser.

Shutting down all applications does not return the memory back to normal levels.

That is why I suspected a memory leak.

The only way out is to reboot.



that is low--what if you do not start so many programs/services at start up...any difference?

A memory leak will continue to leak until no memory is left, so leveling at 28mb makes me lean more torwards a different issue. Do you have a videocard with shared memory?

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Ok folks,

I don't mean to sound ungrateful, but I'm not very impressed.

I posted a problem on your site and got one response.

And not a very good one at that.

So, I put in a call to our headquarters and tabled the same issue.

In 15 seconds, the tech said, "Yup, thats a Lotus Notes proplem"

Its been around for awhile"

Just thought you might want to know............





Thank you for the reply.

After "Start Up"  I typically have around 256M of physical memory in which to work with.

Throughout the day, I will use PowerPoint, Office, Lotus Notes, Excel and IE or FireFox.

Periodically, my IBM Laptop PC will start acting sluggish. 

I open Task Manager and notice that the available physical memory is low.
Low could be 110M, or 28M, or 75M, etc.

I might only have Lotus Notes open at the time, or Lotus Notes and a browser.

Shutting down all applications does not return the memory back to normal levels.

That is why I suspected a memory leak.

The only way out is to reboot.

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Michael

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Hello and welcome to Geeks To Go Jimmy_K_Lee
I am sorry that you did not get the help you need as quick as you expected, but this is a very busy place, and we tend to specialize more in the Malware side of things.

I noticed that you said that you have 512mb of ram and 256 is filled at start up, that is a lot in memory! when I boot it more like the just over the 100mb mark and that is shared with graphics! Maybe you would like to read This it would make a huge difference.
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