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im on this computer with 256MB ram, p3 733MHz. and i was wondering what is a good setting for min and max virtual memory? is it bad to use too much? whats a recommended size?

and what about disk caching? is it wise to enable disk caching on thsi computer?

Edited by Tru Techie, 03 August 2006 - 12:24 PM.

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for virtual memory i stay with 1.5 x total memory and set that. Also you could let windows do it. I would do disk caching.
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http://www.webopedia...disk_cache.html
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i no what disc cache is, and its risks, i just wanted to no if its ok to change settings.
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Microsoft suggest setting it to Custom and having it set to the amount of memory plus half as much again. This is how XP sets it up by default. The only problem with this is if you increase the amount of memory in the system, the size of the Virtual Memory doesn't change with it until you go in and alter it manually.

The optimal setting for Virtual Memory is dependent on who you ask. Some people say Custom (as it saves Windows having to look at it every five minutes), some say let Windows do it. Some say they get better performance with Custom, others say better when Windows is looking after it.

You can't have too much Virtual Memory - after all, Windows has got the entire rest of the hard drive (in theory) to dedicate to it if it wants it.
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i just set mine 2 times the ram, and the max 2 times that.
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