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07 March 2008 @ 01:20 pm
 
are there any computer geniuses here? i know there are two of you. any more?

i need some assistance. regarding "pagefile.sys" and RAM. and whatnot. :/ thanks.

and i wanna know what browser would be best for me. i've tried IE7, Firefox, Opera, Maxthon, but NONE are working good with my computer. i don't got much RAM (448MB), and limited disk space (2GB left), and i have to have a few programs open at once to survive. Winamp, PhotoShop, Paint Shop Pro if needed, xplorer2, etc. and PhotoShop is VERY slow when running Opera. and Opera was the best one for me. the others aren't doing so good. right now i'm using Maxthon and it only crashes when i have a ton of tabs open, or when a page with tons of pics and stuff are on it. but it has a great session saver and it's good with tabs. and PhotoShop runs smoothly with it. i'm just VERY annoyed. no matter what i do my computer goes KABLOOOEEEYYY basically on a daily basis.

so i wanna know where a browser that supports tabs, good with sessions (crash recovery), and easy to organize bookmarks. they have a few on download.com but some are the same. :/

so i thought messing with my pagefile would help. right now it's set at 500-1300MB. and allocated is 900MB at the moment. there is an option to have no pagefile at all. i'm wondering if i set that if it'll make my computer wonky?

i'm not sure what to do. RAM boosters don't do shit for me. hmmmmm. :(

i'm probably just gonna have to get more RAM put in. tsk tsk.
 
 
 
Jackiejackie on March 8th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC)
Definitely install at LEAST another 512mb stick of RAM. PS is a huge program and it will drag your computer DOWN. Esp. when you have other programs running.

If your computer can support it, I'd recommend upgrading to at least a full gb of RAM.

I wouldn't recommend getting rid of your pagefile, though.

Also, defragging might help! And deleting things you never use/listen to. A full system cleanup might be what you need. :)
ιнεαяттσяσηтσ™blossombunny on March 8th, 2008 08:20 pm (UTC)
i'm gonna have to find some RAM. i know i have some in my other computer that's outside rotting. lols. if i had less RAM i wouldn't be able to have our internet service on here. so i'm lucky for that. haha.

PS is my baby and wouldn't trade it for anything. i'd but the best computer EVER if i could, just to have PS work properly. hehe.

i was gonna get rid of the pagefile, and if something went wrong i'd go in safe mode and change it back. but i decided against it. i don't wanna risk anything else.

i defragged last night. it made a tiny difference. as far as the results showed. not sure though.

and the computer restarted automatically ('cause i put the option of doing that if there was a big system error) and it boggled me to why it did that. i was making icons, too!! didn't save my crap. oh well. happens to the best of us :( so i just did a spyware/virus scan and found one virus and 17 infected spyware files. got rid of those..i hope.