hmmm, i havent looked into in QUITE awhile, but i thought Win98 only truly supported up to 192MB or something like that, and once you went beyond that you actually started degrading performance... :?: :?: :?:
i have 512mb of ram but i thought win98 actually used up to 256 max. Do any memory managers speed up windows a little and help prevent crashes?
Actually, my research says that 512 MB of RAM works OK with Win98--beyond that, there are problems. The main problem is system resources, a precious commodity under Win9x. Win98, for example, has 128 KB areas of memory reserved for System, User, and GDI. I use the following utilities in this context:
* ResMan combines features of both of the above programs. While I have not used it myself, Entech Taiwan has some excellent utility software--MultiRes, for example, is part of my default installation on every Windows system I touch. Here's the link (it's under the heading Free software): http://www.entechtaiwan.com.
Edit: I just played with ResMan for a while. While there's nothing wrong with it, I think I like the TinyResMeter/GoodMem/PrcView combo better. I left the link, though, because my preferences may differ from yours.