Re: suggested amount of RAM for jaws and windos 10
I agree with Gene. In fact, if a computer is performing poorly or slower than it ought to be performing it is very likely not the fault of the screen reader. It could be due to any number of factors but I can almost assure you that JAWS is probably not going to be one of them. Did the slow performance begin right after Windows was upgraded to Windows 10 or was it noticed a while afterward? It's impossible for us to say exactly what would cause this. Possibilities include items loading during system start which might not need to be loaded and which could be consuming system resources, Windows 10 engaging in file indexing, Windows 10 or some other programs updating in the background, scanning from a legitimate antivirus program, some unknown and unwanted third party application which got installed while installing something else, a virus or some other form of malware, a problematic hard drive ... you get the idea. If someone thinks it's JAWS ask them why they believe that this is the case. I don't know the extent of your computer skills and how comfortable you are in checking for some of the things I've outlined above. If you are not I would ask someone with good computer skills who you trust to check for these things.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Blindness Assistive Technology Specialist
JAWS Certified, 2019
On 6/11/2020 6:31 PM, Gene wrote:
You almost certainly don't need more than 8GB of RAM unless you use memory intensive programs which the majority of users don't. Did the person test your computer with and without JAWS running? Did the tech check your memory usage during slow performance? Did you test it running Narrator?