NewDeal Technical Support Document 240
MEMORY TYPES IN PREFERENCES
In NewDeal software, you set up extra memory in the Computer section of
Preferences. There are four options for extra memory types: None, Expanded
(LIM/EMS), XMS/HIMEM.SYS, and Extended (above 1 MB).
A brief explanation of the Extra Memory Types
available under the Computer module of Preferences
Use this selection when you want NewDeal to ignore your extra memory and
use only your conventional memory.
This selection is used when memory is being managed by an expanded memory
manager like EMM386.EXE. Some expanded memory managers are proprietary and
are provided when you purchase an expanded memory board. NewDeal doesn't
address the expanded memory card's registers directly, it does so through
the EMM driver.
This selection is for XMS, or "managed extended" memory.
HIMEM.SYS or HIDOS.SYS are the most common memory managers for this type
Extended (above 1 MB)
This selection is only for extended memory that is not being managed by
any memory manager. If your memory is being managed by a memory manager,
this selection doesn't apply to your system. This setting is primarily for
use on 286 computers.
Selecting Extra Memory Types
If you aren't sure what type of memory you have, select all three. When
you click on the OK button, NewDeal will tell you it needs to
be restarted. Click on Yes. When NewDeal Deal restarts, it will
examine your computer's configuration. Any memory types that aren't
available will be de-selected automatically.
Check the Computer section to see what memory types NewDeal has
retained. Usually only one type will remain selected. This means that
all of your computer's memory is configured as the same type. For example,
if XMS/HIMEM.SYS is the only type selected, that means that all of your
memory is being managed by one memory manager-probably HIMEM.SYS.
If None is selected, your extended memory may be used up by a different
application before you run NewDeal. You may have allocated your extended
memory to a caching program or task switching program. If you have 1 MB or
less of memory, your extended memory (the memory above 640K) is probably
being filled up by TSRs or device drivers. Since these other programs
are using up your extended memory, there isn't any available for
NewDeal to use. If your computer has only 640K, you have no extended
memory to use, so None will always be selected.
For More Information
For a more advanced discussion of memory,
see technical support document 210 (Maximize Your
Last Modified 17 Feb 1999