For Win98/ME users, there are a quick way to boost overall system performance with just a few clicks of the mouse and taps of the keyboard!
First click the Start menu then select the “Run” option. Inside the box type “sysedit” and press enter. Press enter and you will see quite a few windows open in the System Configuration Editor.

Select the “SYSTEM.INI” window and from there scroll down to the [386enh] section and add this line under that header; “ConservativeSwapfileUsage=1”. Save the changes and then reboot the computer.

What this little tweak does is force Windows 98/ME to use up all the physical RAM first before accessing the swapfile on the hard drive. With this small tweak done you should notice that all your programs have a little more zip in them! =)