But even if having enough RAM, then it still tries to keep as much of the RAM free. Accessing memory which have been unloaded to the swap file is extremely slow, therefore one will experience slow downs every time Windows 98 have unloaded page to the swap file, which an application suddenly need.
Therefore if having enough RAM to satisfy the normal operation (64 MByte+), then it can be a good idea to disable the automatic unloading of memory pages to disk and instead activate the old conversative swap file usage. This is done by editing the System.ini file and adding the following line to the [386enh] section:
More Info MS KB223294
ConservativeSwapfileUsage = 1
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