QuickBooks Running Slow? - Part 1
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QuickBooks Running Slow? - Part 2

Another method to improve the performance of your QuickBooks (in addition to that mentioned in part 1) is to increase the amount of memory (also referred to as "RAM" in geek-speak) your computer has installed.

Many computers I have seen during my QuickBooks consulting engagements simply have not been configured for optimum efficiency nor built with sufficient memory installed.

For a very modest cash outlay, you could double or even triple the amount of memory your desktop or laptop computers are using. Today's programs (and QuickBooks is no exception) love memory. The more, the merrier!

To determine how much memory you have installed, simply click Start, then Run. Type in winver in the open box, hit the Enter key, and another window will appear like this:

Showing memory available

Focus on the "physical memory available to Windows" section in this window - ideally, if you are running Windows XP, you will want this value to be 1,000,000 or more. If you are running Windows Vista, you will want this value to be 2,000,000 or more.

Memory vendors such as Crucial and Kingston make it a snap to order the correct memory/RAM for your specific make and model of computer (and believe me, there are all sorts of variations of computer memory out there!).

Don't delay - installing more memory in your computer is an easy step to take to make not only QuickBooks, but all other programs run more smoothly and efficiently.

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