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virtual memory low

Discussion in 'Software' started by ed565, Dec 18, 2006.

  1. ed565

    ed565 Private E-2

    hi can anyone tell me how to fix this.message keeps coming up when my pc is on .virtual memory to low. the pc says it's increasing more space but it's now starting to load very slow.
  2. TimW

    TimW MajorGeeks Administrator - Jedi Malware Expert Staff Member

    Wrong forum ed ...try software.:)
  3. ed565

    ed565 Private E-2

    sorry timw will try software section
  4. beanier

    beanier Specialist

    Start>Control Panel>Performance and Maintenance>System>Advanced>Performance/Settings>Advanced/Virtual Memory/Change
  5. bigbazza

    bigbazza R.I.P. 14/12/2011 - Good Onya Geek

    Are you using XP Home or XP Pro, or some other OS?

    For XP:

    Start>Control Panel>System>Advanced>Performance>Settings>Advanced>Virtual Memory>Change>Custom Size

    Set Initial size and Max Size to the same number of megabytes.

    How much RAM have you?

    Common folklore is to set Virtual Memory to 1.5 times RAM, eg if 512 megs of RAM, set VM to 768 (Max and Initial size).

    I have 2 gigs of RAM and VM is set to 200 (Max and Min) and it doesn't all get used.
    2 gigs x 1.5 would be 3.5 gigs, a total and complete waste of space.

    Then click on SET (first) then OK. Do not forget to click on SET first, or it won't work.

    Let us know what you decide on. Your message should disappear. Bazza



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