Software choking upyour system?Tips to avoid upgrading RAM or CPU(in other words: a new notebook)
Symptoms• Your software freezes up or crashes• Even web browsers slow to a crawl• Checking your performance shows nothing ...
Likelihood• Windows starts many apps that hog memory• You really run in two modes  • Office with MS Office, Outlook, brows...
Solution1. Run msconfing from Windows Start Search  • turn off all non-Windows apps except license manager  • this needs a...
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Tips to avoid upgrading RAM or CPU
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Software choking up your system

  1. 1. Software choking upyour system?Tips to avoid upgrading RAM or CPU(in other words: a new notebook)
  2. 2. Symptoms• Your software freezes up or crashes• Even web browsers slow to a crawl• Checking your performance shows nothing wrong or hung up
  3. 3. Likelihood• Windows starts many apps that hog memory• You really run in two modes • Office with MS Office, Outlook, browser etc. • Technical with mapping / GIS software only• Horses for courses • Separate apps run better under separate conditions
  4. 4. Solution1. Run msconfing from Windows Start Search • turn off all non-Windows apps except license manager • this needs a reboot (not if just need to turn, say, LM on)2. Never run apps in full screen mode • chews up graphics RAM that’s usually the most constrained • screens are large enough and resolution high enough today
  5. 5. Don’t panic

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