35% system-ressources enough for gaming (Win98SE)?
I have this problem: when I am browsig the internet for a longer time, this eats up my systemressources completely. After that even when I close all programs I dont need and also force Explorer to restart itself, I sometimes get system ressources under 50% (the lowest fo all of the 3 categories GDI, System, User was about 35%).
My question: is this enough for playing games? If not, does anyone know a program whichcan free system ressources (50% free would be enough, I know that). After the boot I have over 80% free ressources althought I ahve more programs running than when I do gaming.
You're using win98se and 1gb of ram according to your sig. Win98se isn't the best at handling memory over 512mb. Maybe someone here can suggest something but I think you would be better off upgrading to winxp or win2k.
CPU: Athlon X2 7850 Blackbox edition o/c'd to 3400mhz
Motherboard: Asus M2N68-AM SE2
Memory: 4gb Kingston KVR RAM
Video: BFG Geforce gtx 260 oc v2
Hard Drives: 1TB Barracuda 7200.12, 500GB WD, 320GB WD, 320GB WD 250GB WD, 250GB Seagate
Case: APEVIA X-CRUISER-BK Black Steel case
Power Supply: OCZ 700W StealthXStream Power Supply
Optical: 22x LG DVD R/W
Originally posted by nodnod You're using win98se and 1gb of ram according to your sig. Win98se isn't the best at handling memory over 512mb. Maybe someone here can suggest something but I think you would be better off upgrading to winxp or win2k.
There can be problems w/ more than 512MB, but you can easily solve them: you just have to set the max. Vcache (=disk cache) to 128MB and the MinSPs to 8 in the system.ini. I did this and I dont have more problems than I had w/ 512MB. 128MB disk cache is more than enough, so I dont get a performance impact from limiting the disk cache to 128MB.
Last edited by qwertzuiop; November 16th, 2003 at 10:23 PM.
Well, look at it this way, something isn't right if Windows is reporting only 35% of system resources free when nothing substantial is running and you have 1GB of RAM.
I guess the only way to really know if games will run ok, is to run those games. With 1GB of RAM, I should imagine they'd have no problem at all and Windows has somehow messed up it's resources report.
The other possibility is your system has spyware or something discrete eating up system resources. Probably wouldn't hurt to run AdAware and/or SpyBot on your system.