Important Notice: The site is currently being upgraded to a new software system. This process could take a day or two to complete. During that time, we are going to leave the site up here, on its old software. WHAT GETS POSTED HERE DURING THIS TRANSITION WILL NOT BE COPIED OVER ONTO THE NEW SITE, WHEN THE UPGRADE IS COMPLETE. When we swap over, the content posted while this message is visible will be lost. We wanted to give you folks a place to hang out and talk while we worked though. We will let you know when we are finished. Please pardon the inconvenience, during this transition.

Home Forums Classifieds GT Store Blogs Today's Posts Search Social Groups


Glock Talk
Welcome To The Glock Talk Forums.

Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-16-2004, 15:36   #1
Topo Gigio
Topo Gigio's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: On the Ed Sullivan Show
Posts: 17
Going WiFi

I have the equipment to install but puter is saying not enuf resources. I run win98. Time to get a new puter???
Topo Gigio
Topo Gigio is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2004, 16:48   #2
CLM Number 2
Scouts Out
HerrGlock's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2000
Posts: 64,497

Probably time for a new one o' those. BUT

If you're interested, resources are not necessarily things that you can get more of. Windows has an interesting (stupid) way of dedicating resources. There is your RAM (memory) and inside that RAM is two chunks of memory mapped out. These two blocks are 32 (64 for higher systems?) K in size. One is "user resources", one is "system resources".

User resources are the icons on your desktop, open windows and such. The more junk you have on your desktop, the more of this is used up without opening anything.

System resources are things for drivers and whatnot. Each time you open something, it eats part of this.

Now, when you CLOSE things, these resources SHOULD be returned to the pot or the OS SHOULD recover them. Open your file browser and go to HELP/ABOUT and you'll see resources and memory, IIRC. Close that, open another program and, while the other program is open, look again at the resources used. It will have changed.

You can see if a program is piss poor at resource management if it doesn't go back to the original value when the program is closed.

Oh, something to think about. You can have a bazillion gig of RAM, but if you run out of either system or user resources, you get out of memory errors.

This is not exact, but it's close enough for someone who's not really into this junk ;f

Sent from my rotary phone
"The way I see it as soon as a baby is born, he should be issued a banjo!"- Linus Van Pelt
UNIX - Not just for Vestal Virgins any more
HerrGlock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-16-2004, 19:33   #3
berniew's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: MN
Posts: 10,374

Re: Going WiFi

Maybe time to get a new OS. Or at least a clean build.

How much RAM do you have? What do you have loading on startup? (msconfig will give you some ideas)

Originally posted by Topo Gigio
I have the equipment to install but puter is saying not enuf resources. I run win98. Time to get a new puter???
Be nice, be logical, be ready to define your terms...
berniew is offline   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:49.

GT Wiki
GT Blogs
Social Groups
GT Store

Users Currently Online: 783
211 Members
572 Guests

Most users ever online: 4,867
May 19, 2015 at 1:03