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flatfloor
01-25-2004, 09:18 AM
Bought some software that requires..Pentium III 500 MHZ and 64 MB of dedicated RAM and 370 MB of free hard disc space.

Computer son built this so I'm not sure exactly what I have and he's not reachable this AM. I'm pretty sure it's a Pentium III, not sure about the 64MB dedicated RAM. I do have the free hard disc space.

How do I find out?

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jjwq8
01-25-2004, 11:56 AM
right click mouse on my computer and then select properties

flatfloor
01-25-2004, 12:52 PM
Thans Q8, it says I have 64 MB of RAM, 60% free. Will the program run?

davem
01-25-2004, 01:01 PM
Most likely. Have a talk with your son though, seems he was a little cheap on the ram. :D

flatfloor
01-25-2004, 01:16 PM
Probably couldn't find any in the junk pile. ;)

Any way to increase that?

Thanks guys.

davem
01-25-2004, 01:58 PM
Yeah, memory is just a little pc board that slides into a socket on your motherboard. If you have any open sockets, you can slide an extra in there, but it has to be the right kind. Sometimes you have to take out the one that's in there and replace it with a bigger one.

If the program runs fine, don't worry about it. If it's really sluggish you would probably benefit from extra memory. :)

flatfloor
01-25-2004, 02:09 PM
Sounds good, next time I get my hands on the bugger I'll get it done. its the plan software, in case you haven't guessed. :)

I'm going to install it today, pray for us. :uhh:

jjwq8
01-26-2004, 01:15 AM
walk softly and carry a big stick :D

flatfloor
01-26-2004, 06:26 PM
Hmmm....not very encouraging, I'll try again Wed. if it doesn't work then I'll get more memory.

Anybody know where I can get more memory for me? :dunce:

bbcamp
01-26-2004, 06:32 PM
Maybe your personal memory problem is not how much, but how fast. If often pays to kill off the slower brain cells every now and then, so the rest can run faster. The Buffalo theory.


:D

flatfloor
01-26-2004, 08:51 PM
More gin? :D

cx
01-26-2004, 08:55 PM
Good lord, Flatfloor! Computer Son tryin' to get even with you for somethin'? Hell, I got me 256M of RAM and it ain't really enough much of the time. Don't know how a fella'd get by on only 64. :rolleyes:





Hehehe, I like Buffalo Theory. But my fast brain cells got soooo far ahead I thought it a good idea to let the slow ones have a few years to catch up. :D





Ain't worked yet. :(

jjwq8
01-26-2004, 11:54 PM
wot buffalo theory?

Is that the one where the only sign of ones passing are the pancakes one leaves behind?

flatfloor
01-31-2004, 06:11 PM
Ok, I now have 128M of Ram and the software works. :yeah: Now if I can get me to work.:shake:

BTW, Kathleen swears the puter is faster now, I think she's right. Is this a possible result of the added memory?

davem
01-31-2004, 06:58 PM
Yes, that's exactly why Jim. Access to memory is very fast. If your computer runs low on memory, it has to store things off to the hard drive, which is very slow.

John Bridge
01-31-2004, 09:21 PM
Flatfloor, flathead. ;)

flatfloor
02-01-2004, 10:56 AM
John, you tryin to say my Mom dropped me on my head? :D

jjwq8
02-01-2004, 12:40 PM
Jim I believe he is referring to your impecuniousness with your Son's allowance when he told you he needed to get some memory :D

John Bridge
02-01-2004, 03:10 PM
Nah, I take it back. I've just thought back to the time I tried to load AOL on a computer that only had 4 meg of memory. I called up AOL and bitched 'em out 'cause the program wouldn't work right. The guy asked how much memory I had. I told him 4. There was a long pause, and he says, "Well, maybe you ought to try increasing it to 8. :D