Windows 98 accesses your swap file (virtual memory)
before it runs out of RAM (physical memory) -- which,
from a user's point of view, is completely nuts.
Virtual memory will always operate slower than
physical memory, so why does Windows 98 insist on
using both? Frankly, I don't know.
in the Microsoft knowledge base, this
new method is more efficient. Yeah right! Thank
goodness they've posted a fix! Yes, if you have more
than 64 megabytes of RAM and you're running Windows
98, you'll wanna give this a shot. In your SYSTEM.INI
file, under the [386Enh] section, enter:
Reboot, and I believe you'll find your system more
responsive. Your mileage may vary!
Thanks to Alan Osoro.