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Subject: Re: is the

Author: Tom Kerrigan

Date: 10:54:46 07/21/98

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On July 21, 1998 at 09:00:29, Roberto Waldteufel wrote:

>Now that you mention it, the OS may well be partly responsible. This reminds me
>of a peculiarity I have noticed running my program under Windows95. The program
>uses about 44 MB RAM for storage, but my machine has 64MB which should be more
>than enough spare to keep Windows happy. When I first load my program,
>everything is fine. When I start play, the program thrashes the hard disk for
>about 15 seconds, during which time the program runs very slowly. Afterwards

Well, the memory that Windows allocates for your program isn't in RAM, and then
you start banging on ALL of it, so it all has to be swapped in.


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