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How do you,increase memory,
Everest home edition tells me,memory is 63mb and the amount used is 63mb.
And that the modem needs 128mb.
Any help would be much appreciated.
 

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can you post make model of PC
also some specs about the PC - windows version, CPU speed etc

and also the make/model of the motherboard
then we can advise on memory
 

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The MemoryX site has your PCChips M570 motherboard listed here. It says this motherboard supports up to 640 MB of RAM and already has a "non-removable" base memory of 128 MB of RAM.
 

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Thanks Flavallee.
? why would everest report that physical memory is 63mb and memory used is 63mb?
Is there a way I can increase or tune up memory?
Thanks for the support.
 

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try running one of these other programs see if you get the same report - I'm surprised that on this PC (sorry - but age of PC ) That 128MB would have been installed, as memory was expensive - but thats what the link says.

http://www.belarc.com

This is a useful wizard for detecting hardware
http://www.cpuid.com/pcw.php
 

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I'm assuming that the "non-removable" RAM is elsewhere on the motherboard and that the 2 slots are empty because I've never seen that type of motherboard. If that's the case, it means that you can install a 256 MB RAM module in each of the 2 slots(256 + 256 + 128 = 640 MB).

Windows 98 doesn't need all that RAM though, and in some cases it'll have problems with more than 512 MB of RAM. My advice would be to buy 2 - 128 MB RAM modules and fill the 2 slots. This will give you 384 MB of RAM, which is plenty.

The motherboard likely has "on-board" video which is using part of the RAM, which is why EVEREST reports the amount it does.

Use the link given to you and download and install BELARC ADVISOR 6.1F. Once it's installed and you run a scan with it, it should show the true amount of RAM, the number of slots, and if any RAM is installed in them.
 

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No thats the harddrive and nothing to do with RAM -
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have anither look at the report
 

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you need to be careful how you read memory - the programs are designed to use all thats available if you have 64Mb then it will be used.

when theres more memory needed it will start to use the harddrive ans "swap2 info between memory and harddrive - this is where you want to start to minimise this activity by putting in more memory

but it depends on wht you run in the way of applications - you may find the CPU is more limiting

the slots on some reports it will actually say things like
slot0 64mb
slot1 empty

then we know how many pyhsical locations there are on the motherboard and if anything is in
 

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I'm guessing there's a single 64 MB RAM module installed in that motherboard and that 1 MB of it is being used for "on-board' video, which is why it's showing 63 MB.

The only way to find out for sure is to open the case and look.
 

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Thanks etaf, flavallee,for all your help,feeling less anxious if that is possible.
Will keep an eye on it,and at future date get the screwdriver out.
CHEERS.
 
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