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    RAM

    I was wondering if there is a way to be sure my RAM is funtioning properly.
    Is there some where on my computer I can double check that it is all there.
    I have gone to
    --start--setting--control panel--systems--
    and it reads 255.0MB RAM.
    Is there anyother way to double check or is this the best indication?
    I am wondering because my system seems to be acting up alitte.
    Stevo

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    Re: RAM

    I'd look at what might be using up memory. CTRL+ALT+DEL to everything that's running. Try and identify what might be unnecessary and disable it in Startup. Be on the lookout for anything that looks suspicious. Could be a virus or spyware lurking in there.
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    Re: RAM

    When you say your system is "acting up" you don't say what it is doing.

    It's possible that you're running low on RAM but unlikely, with that much installed. You can download several different applications that will tell you what your memory usage is - I prefer a simple one called "<A target="_blank" HREF=http://users.iafrica.com/d/da/dalen/>TClockEx</A>" that allows you to monitor both CPU and Memory use with little bars by the clock.

    A better way to troubleshoot this problem would be to go to Start -> Run and type in MSCONFIG, and then disable things on the STARTUP tab that you recognize. Reboot and see if the machine still acts fruity. If it doesn't, re-enable these items one at a time until it acts funny again, and you have found your culprit.
    -Mark

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