My Windows XP laptop goes unusually slow after when I open any program (say Internet Explorer) on it after startup.
I suspected I am having a heavy startup so I observed my task manager stats.
1. On startup and stabilizing , my RAM usage is normal and it shows I have enough free memory.
2. If I start any program and use it for a minute, the problem starts.
3. On observing task manager again, I found that my free RAM has dropped very low, used RAM is also low, but the Pageing size has increased a lot.
I have checked, my total RAM size is correct as per my specs on startup.
So plz somebody helpout, why does my RAM does not get freed up even if I close any software. and Why My PAge Size is increasing terribly ( I doubt this is the culprit).
Also, Do I need to replace my RAM chips now??
300 GB HDD, 700 MB Ram, Win XP SP2