Windows XP laptop is not using RAM

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My laptop is running Windows XP. I just noticed that it's not using RAM at the moment. The laptop's performance is terrible. I tried to add more memory but it hasn't helped. I'm not sure what to do here. Can anyone help?

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  • Subhendu Sen
    First of all why are you using XP, while latest versions are there. Microsoft also closed the support for XP. However, have you increase physical ram, is it 32-bit /64-bit. 32 bit XP does recognize 3-4 GB RAM within this range.
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  • ToddN2000
    It could be a number of things. What make/model laptop? What type of RAM (speed)? How much RAM was added? is it compatible with the bus speed? If performance is bad, there may be things running you are unaware of. Run a good anti virus to make sure you don't have a bot taking up your resources for starters. Report back with any further issues.
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  • TheRealRaven
    We can be certain that it is in fact using RAM, so the question doesn't make good sense.

    Also, we have no reason to think that adding RAM would make a difference in the performance of your system, so it's not clear how that fits in.

    Adding RAM may improve performance -- if poor performance was caused by insufficient RAM and the right RAM was added and the OS can make use of it. Otherwise, it's wasted money and effort.

    The system needs to be looked at by someone qualified. It can't be done through an Internet forum without appropriate experience.
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