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RD001

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I have Gateway with ME and 1.3Ghz. I just upgraded mem from 128 to 640, but still slow when using tax and business related programs. Is there a program on market that you can recommend to "boost" PC performence. I see PC Booster, but wonder if it is legit. Thanks all. RD
 
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RD001, I have no experience with PC Boosters, but have seen others comment on same and they support the remarks of Elvandil. However, there is one observation that I would like to make relative to your upgrading to 640 mbs of ram on your ME operating system. ME and windows 98 were designed to accommodate a maximum of 512 ram. This is confirmed by below listed site. You may want to consider removing the stick of 128 mbs of ram and see if this does not improve your computer's performance.

http://support.gateway.com/s/SOFTWARE/MICROSOF/sHARED/win98meram.shtml

Good luck,

Red Boy
 
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Red Boy said:
RD001, I have no experience with PC Boosters, but have seen others comment on same and they support the remarks of Elvandil. However, there is one observation that I would like to make relative to your upgrading to 640 mbs of ram on your ME operating system. ME and windows 98 were designed to accommodate a maximum of 512 ram. This is confirmed by below listed site. You may want to consider removing the stick of 128 mbs of ram and see if this does not improve your computer's performance.

http://support.gateway.com/s/SOFTWARE/MICROSOF/sHARED/win98meram.shtml

Good luck,

Red Boy
This is definitely true. You may start experiencing strange problems with settings being forgotten, etc. There is a workaround that will allow 98/ME to use greater amounts of memory by adjusting cache values, but it really is not worth it. This "family" was infamous for poor memory management and will not effectively use over 512 anyway. Remove a stick as suggested and see if things don't work somewhat better.
 
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