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i''m running win98se, and noticed that my conventional memory was 636k, or 637k, or 638k, but not 640k. as of today. i could have sworn that i''ve seen 640k in the past. does this mean i have a virus on my system? or is this less than 640k normal for win98? a2k

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Well, on my 2000 system Im never below 48megs, but thats probally just Win 2000, still, I dont think 98 can run on only 640k, also, lots of programs dont free up there memory properly and over time, its amazing how much u can lose, thats why rebooting every so often is good, inless ur in Linux, then u dont need toj/k

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I only have 601KB of conventional memory free. Oh, I remember the days when I had to run memmaker to get a boost in convential memory. Now conventional memory doesn''t mean crap unless you''re running some old crappie 16-bit DOS game.

Alex
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Win98 can''t run on 640k. A few questions: Does your BIOS tell you this or Win98? Do you mean 640k as in total memory or free memory?

The way I interpret it is your BIOS says you have only 640k of RAM. If Windows still runs then thats very strange. If your system holts then your RAM is not in properly or screwed.

Lucas

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Hehe, damn all of you kids that didn''t have to deal with Conventional Memory! =p

a2k, download some sort of virus scan program. I''m not sure where you''re checking your total conventional memory, but it''s possible it''s a virus, or it might be a property of that specific DOS prompt / shortcut configuration.


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Remember in 83-84 there were such cool pcs! There was the IBM televideo Pc with its'' staggering 128k ram! Then there was the TI PC that had more software "Cartridges" Then any other home computer in the world!!!

Matthew Fitzgerald (Maketty),
Knightvision Games

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