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how do i free virtual memory

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how do i free virtual memory the computer is telling me its to low
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you could try


check your cpu usage and whats using your memory

could be a program at start up or even a virus

but start with task manager

let us know cpu and whats causing memory usage
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You can't 'free' VM, Windows does that itself. What you can do is increase the amount of VM Windows is allowed to use (VM uses some of your free hard disk space to augment the 'real' memory or RAM that you have installed.). However, when Windows has to resort to using VM, there is only so much it can do if there's no real RAM left to use. For this reason, it's important not to have too many programs running at the same time and don't have too many web-browser windows open either.

To increase your VM, go to Control Panel>System>Advanced.
Click the topmost 'Settings' button.
Click 'Advanced' tab.
Click 'Change' at the bottom.
For 'Maximum Size' enter a higher figure in megabytes. The more RAM you have, the higher this figure needs to be. I have 256Mb RAM and my max VM is set to 760Mb. I don't get any VM problems with this setting.

Once you've changed the existing MAX figure, click SET.

Edited by pip22, 07 November 2006 - 01:46 AM.

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