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I keep getting a virtual memory low error message. I was reading in another post and have changed my virtual memory to a custom size of 2048 min and 4095 max (that was as large as the system would let me go). Is this okay and what would be a better long term fix.

I have an HP Pavilion with 2.29 GHz Celeron with 248 MB RAM; I have 12.8 GB free and 57.6 GB used on my local drive.

I play alot of games on my computer.

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

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Install more ram memory, especially if you use it for games

You can set virtual memory to system managed

A static setting can be tripped up if you reach the point where the amount of data exceeds the amount of available space the setting needs to create the amount of virtual memory specified
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Thanks for the info. I'll see about doing that. Recommendations as to how much ram I should have?
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Download, install and run Everest Home Edition

Click + next to computer then DMI then memory controller, the bottom shows maximum module size, then maximum slots

You should have 512MB but 1GB would be better

The type of memory you have is shown if you click summary on the left then look on right for system memory

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no memory controller option under DMI
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Click DMI then look on right

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On the right when I click on DMI I have Warning, BIOS, System, Motherboard, Chassis.

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Sorry, it must be a difference in the versions

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If you click computer then summary, on the right you will have the motherboard and system memory details

If you visit crucial

http://www.crucial.com/

Use the menu to choose the motherboard manufacturer and so on, it will show you the suitable memory, which they guarantee
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