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Subject:Re: How much RAM? From:Debbie Molinaro <MOLINARO_DEBBIE -at- NY -dot- MRC -dot- SONY -dot- COM> Date:Mon, 20 Nov 1995 11:14:00 -0500
>>I upgraded from 8MB to 16MB about a 6 months ago. I'm seriously considering
>>adding another 16MB.
>>I run Win95 with the MS Office suite, CorelDraw3, Micrografx GraphicsWorks
>>(including their photo touchup package), PaintShopPro, and PagePlus2 for the
>>little bit of true DTP I do.
>One of the more common causes of General Protection Faults in Windows 3.x is
>lack of memory - loading a large file fills up the RAM and the file can
>potentially overwrite vital system code in memory. Increasing the swapfile
>size can help matters, but isn't a cure for the real problem (poor memory
>handling). More RAM generally makes a big difference.
I run Windows NT with MS Office suite, CorelDraw 5.0 and FrameMaker 4.0
(5.0 seems worse).
I have 128 Mb of RAM on a 133 MHz Pentium.
The GPFs come from FrameMaker and CorelDraw, not MS apps, which leads me
to believe it's a software problem and not hardware.
CorelDraw has even given me "out of memory" errors. Go figure.