• Memory optimization

    From Phil Taylor@1:275/201 to 5KURT WEISKE on Fri Jul 22 18:00:32 2016
    Quoting Kurt Weiske to Sergey Dorozhkin <=-

    Re: Memory optimization
    By: Sergey Dorozhkin to All on Fri Jul 01 2016 09:35 am

    Restore old 486dx5 133MHz PC. That PC have only 24Mb RAM. How optimize mem utilization ?

    Back in 1994, 24 megabytes was a LOT of RAM. If I remember right, you could use HIMEM.SYS and EMM386.EXE to optimize your DOS memory. HIMEM loads part of DOS in the memory between 640K and 1 meg, and EMM386.EXE lets programs access the other 23 megs of RAM.


    I started runing Ribbs BBS back in 1990 on the Trs-80 Color Computer running under Os9 Level 2, then switched to a 386 running Remote Acccess, Gecho and QWMM. I downloaded the entire fidonet backbone and I was a local hub 200 in Net-109. Now I am running Wildcat and Mystic BBS. Yes, Himem.sys & Emm386.exe brings back some old memories. Now I am running the bbs systems under Windows 7.

    ... Backup not found: (A)bort (R)etry (S)lap nearest innocent bystander.
    ___ Blue Wave/DOS v2.30

    --- Mystic BBS/QWK v1.12 A27 (Windows)
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