MY COMPUTER IS LAGGING BADLY July 14, 2008 crizlai One minute… 5 minutes… 10 minutes… 15 minutes… 20 minutes… Hey! What is going on here? Why is my computer taking such a long time to process my graphical file? Does Photoshop program always take so long to process a simple file? Something is definitely not right here. I think I should troubleshoot this problem once and for all to get my programs running smoothly. Bingo! I think I have found the faults behind the laggings of my computer. I barely have 2GB of hard disc space left in my computer system and I am processing a file as heavy as 100MB. I was so foolish not to have realized the limited working space I have left. Moreover, I should have upgraded my computer memory long time ago. 512MB of RAM was just not good enough if I were to process graphical files or even playing with some online games. I do not know why it took me so long to find out that adding more RAM will ease my lagging problems. Now I know why. My graphic software required a place to do a lot of calculations and my computer memory was not enough to support that. Eventually my computer decided to switch to using virtual memory from my hard disc and my hard disc space was barely enough for it to process any faster. Moreover, a RAM can transfer as fast as a few gigabytes per second of data whereas the virtual memory can handle only a few megabytes per second of data. Now you know the reasons why my computer lagged so badly. Don’t learn the hard way as I did. Get your computer memory upgraded soonest possible. I'm thirsty for a drink now. Would you be kind enough to treat me?