<CT> Re: RAM

  • From: William C Andrews <uncwilly@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: calmira_tips@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Mon, 15 Oct 2001 22:33:08 EDT

Michael  asked:

>I see my PC counting 19 MB RAM when it is starting.
>Calmira says to me that I got more than 27.000 KB
>What is the reason for this difference?

Well Win uses "virtual memory".  There is a special file 
on your hard disk called a swapfile.  When win runs out 
of real memory (the stuff on chips), it can "swap" some 
of the stuff that is not being used to the disk to make 
room in the real memory.  To find information about your 
swapfile settings, bring up the 
Start Menu > Settings > Control Panel > 386 Enhanced.
Under Virtual Memory you will find out about the file.

Others can offer more info on the benefits of different 
settings, etc.  But that is a quick answer to your question.

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