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Old 04-06-2004, 03:30 AM   #1
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pc with Win 2k and Red Hat 9.0 runs very slow

Dear Friends
We recently installled Windows 2000 and RedHat 9.0 on my lab computer which is a PIII 733 Mhz with 128 Mb RAM and a 40Gb HDD. before this the machine had only Win 98SE and was very fast. However after we got this dual boot done applications in both OSs have slowed down. The ones in Win2k are slower and win gives a warning about low virtual memory which the computer engineer said was due to some memory viruses which he claims he has removed.
I do not think that has solved the problem and that is why i want feedback on this
Thanks in advance
Old 04-06-2004, 04:52 AM   #2
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win2k always needs more memory... increase the virtual memory (swap) file. I guess programs are running slower since the os takes up more system then the previous os has redhat problems too?
Old 04-06-2004, 04:57 AM   #3
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What desktop environment do you run, Gnome, KDE, another one?
If you run Gnome or KDE, 128MB is not much memory, you'll probably feel a lot more response if you add another 128MB.

For you Win2K problem, the size of you swap file needs to be increased - but these are memories from a long time ago and I really can't remember where and how.

Edit: iluvatar beat me to it
I guess I should stick to writing my post and don't let other things distract me when I type a reply.

Last edited by Ice9; 04-06-2004 at 04:59 AM.
Old 04-08-2004, 04:14 AM   #4
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thanks guys for the suggestions i will try to increase the swap file size. Also try to upgrade from 128 to 256 or 512 Mb RAM


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