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Laptop plays music choppy after a few minutes of idling

I noticed that when I'm doing my homework and let my laptop play music, the music becomes choppy after 10-15 minutes. Like my laptop's freezing or something, but as soon as I do something (bring a ...
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Increase page file or buy RAM?

I've a 10+ year old XP PC which surprisingly still works however one of the 256MB RAM finally died. Now I am left with just 256MB. As expected the PC became slower however when I tried to increase the ...
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Page file becomes enormous

I have reinstalled winXP a few months ago on my 6 year old laptop with 512 mb of ram and 1.6 ghz celeron M processor. Everything seems to run fine, I've fixed the overheating problem about a year ...
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1answer
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win7 laptop with SSD, 2 gig RAM: Should I use Pagefile or ReadyBoost?

Hi I just purchased an Asus 1215B laptop. It is dual core, and has stock 2 gigs of ram. Before the first boot ever, I imaged the drive, and restored onto a Corsair Force GT CSSD-F60GBGT-BK 2.5" 60GB ...
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1answer
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Memory Pressure with 5 GB Used as Caches?

I manage a fairly powerful workstation, but for some reason the box is very sluggish. Looking at the task manager, I see that almost no memory is free and a lot is used as caches (which IMO should be ...
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1answer
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What drive would have better performance for paging in this situation? [closed]

Pretext: I'm re-installing my system, with an un-attended install, and I'm moving my users directory to another drive. Question: I'm wondering where would I see more performance? Should I keep my ...
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What's wrong with disabling the Windows page file?

People say that you always need a page file, and that it will increase performance, but my Windows 7 is set to run without a page file. I simply don't understand why people say this - I have 6 GiB of ...
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1answer
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Using a thumbdrive to improve peformance in XP

I have a laptop with 2GB of RAM, running Windows XP. This machine is provided by my client, and I'm required to use it. I'm having to run some pretty intensive apps on the laptop (2 IDE's and a ...
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5answers
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How to diagnose very slow pagefile

Quite often, one of the applications I use freezes (“does not respond”) for a while, in extreme cases for few minutes. This happens especially when when switching apps. During this time, the HDD light ...
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Any reason not to disable Windows kernel paging?

So I'm planning on eventually going to 2 GB (mobo max) RAM from 1 GB, and I want to disable kernel paging once I do, because I've heard it can give a performance boost (and that I believe). Any reason ...
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Any reason not to disable the Windows pagefile given enough physical RAM? [closed]

The question of disabling the Windows pagefile has already been discussed quite a bit, for example here and here and here. People continue to upvote answers that say "you should not disable your ...