Speed, wonderful speed

Since I got my new laptop last year, it has been incredibly slow – in fact painfully slow. Think taking a minute sometimes to open a file type stuff.

After doing the easy stuff such as defraging the hard drive, deleting some files, I finally concluded it must be a RAM issue. I had the standard 256MB at purchase.

I found out that my start up sequence chewed up 220MB of the 256MB, and further 128 of it was dedicated to the video card. Which meant that even if I had one one application open it was still a dog.

Now I have 512MB and only 16MB for the video card. It is like having a entirely new machine. Warp 10 compared to the Model T. Life is good again.

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