the RAM, 128MB RAM is really really bad, that explains why the computer is complaining about
running out of memory. most computers now days come with at least 1024MB RAM (1 GB ) or even 2 GB. I used to have 512 MB RAM with my old computer that I got in 2003, which was fine for a while but it really depends on what you are doing with your computer, I do a lot of video editing, decoding, image editing, watch moves and listen to music so 512MB was not even enough for me , so I got my new computer 2 months ago, which has 2GB of ram ( 2048MB RAM). and it is so much faster now to do the video editing and decoding or doing anything for that matter.
Since you only have 128MB of RAM I assume your still running windows XP, as the later version of windows need more RAM to run in the first place, I would suggest upgrading to at least a total of 256 MB RAM or even 512 MB and you will notice a huge difirence in speed and reliability of your computer. I don't think you need more than 512MB, since you probably don't do any heavy stuff like watching movies or video editing or decoding, but if you want to go to 1GB it still isn't a bad idea, as it makes your computer able to run many programs such as office and your internet browser at the same time, and nowdays memory is really cheap, maybe less than $20 for a single 2GB chip DDR2. your memory type is propably the old DDR1, but it could be DDR2 as well I'm not sure. your best option is to probably get a used 256MB or 512MB chip, that will be even cheaper than buying a new one. I really Hope your memory isn't Rambus/RDRAM though as that is an almost extinct type of memory and very expensive to upgrade, thats the type of memory that was on my old computer and I could not upgrade beyond 512MB because the price of the memory upgrade ( if found ) is more than the price of a new computer! I could not find even used ones in my country, and when I checked on the internet there was some selling 512MB Rambus/RDRAM chips between $500 and $2,000 on e-bay beleave it or not!
something else to watch out for is the diskspace, it can decrease the system performance and cause reliability issues as well, to check this, goto your desktop again, then double-click on my computer, this should show you drives C and maybe D, E depends on how many partitions you have, most people either have only C and maybe a D as well, with the cdrom on D or E. check C and maybe D, by right clicking on the drive then click on properties, check how much free space you have there, if you got less than 200 Megabytes then it's not good. every drive like C or D should have at least 10% free so that it could function with good reliability and speed. otherwise you may end-up slowing your PC and cause data loss in some situations. if you have less than 200MB free disk space then you should delete some of the stuff that you don't really need specially the temporary files and browser history, if you need to do that ask me and I'll tell you how.
if you have internet explorer 8 you should be able to use adobe flash player with it, I don't know why it is not working for you, you might be having some software conflict or a bad installation of adobe flash player, try going through the link I provided and re-install adobe flash player's latest version here is the link again Adobe flash player download
( I just noticed that old link was the wrong link so I just corrected it by the way sorry about
that) once you click on the link it should go to the download site, but you have to choose your operating system which I assume is windows XP, so select "Windows vista/XP/2003/2000", and click on continue , this will bring more options, the first option is flash player for internet explorer and is about
1.5MB it should be selected by default, if your using another browser like firefox/safary/opera then you can choose the second option. after you have made the selection you can click on "agree & install now icon" this will start a file download around 1.8MB and then the installation will start, follow on-screen prompts/instructions until it says the installation is completed.
having firefox and internet explorer toghether on your PC it is possible, and there are no issues except you have to decide which one is your default browser, in other words if a program tries to access the internet it will do that by
opening the default browser which ever it is, it is simple however to change which one is the default browser, if you have problems with that let me know I can show you how. by the way I have internet explorer 8, firefox 3.0 and, safari beta 3.0 and google chrome. yes even google has their own browser now, even though it's still not very popular but it has the smallest memory footprint so far, after trying all 4 versions I found the best to be firefox for many reasons, google chrome is good but it's new and in early stages at the moment, while safari is popular on MAC computers, but even my brother who owns a MAC actually uses firefox on it, and say's it's far better.
You don't have to change to firefox to get adobe flash player to work, but it's good to give it a try when you have the time it's worth it. one nice feature is the bookmark tool bar ( called favourates bar on internet explorer ), you can sync it between difirent computers too using a small program called xmark, which is a firefox add-on. I don't think I can live without the bookmarks toolbar, I have all my favourate sites onragnized neatly on it, I even have them organized as categorized ( like folders ) , which are groups of web sites that are related to each other.
let me know how the adobe flash installtion goes! good luck :)
Post Edited (Akram) : 5/6/2009 10:02:09 PM (GMT-6)