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Is my Virtual Memory settings too low?


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I keep getting Windows Popups saying my Virtual Memory is being increased. I have enclosed a pic of what my VM settings are and wonder if these are all right and should they be changed and if so, to what, please?

Here is some of my system information in case this helps. I have also enclosed a pic. Thanks in advance for your help.

Operating System System Model
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 (build 2600) Gateway E-2000 4000792
System Serial Number: **********
Chassis Serial Number: **********
Enclosure Type: Desktop
Processor a Main Circuit Board b
1.80 gigahertz Intel Pentium 4
8 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache Board: Intel Corporation D845GRG AAA86577-301
Serial Number: *************
Bus Clock: 100 megahertz
BIOS: Intel Corp. RG84510A.15A.0057.P19.0308210949 08/21/2003
Drives Memory Modules c,d
40.01 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
11.60 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space

HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8400B [CD-ROM drive]
LG CD-RW CED-8080B [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive]

WDC WD400EB-11CPF0 [Hard drive] (40.02 GB) -- drive 0, s/n WD-WMAAT9663504, rev 06.04G06, SMART Status: Healthy 1016 Megabytes Installed Memory

Slot 'J6G1' has 512 MB
Slot 'J6G2' has 512 MB
Local Drive Volumes

c: (NTFS on drive 0) 40.01 GB 11.60 GB free

Network Drives
None detected
Users (mouse over user name for details) Printers
local user accounts last logon
Administrator 9/6/2005 9:22:29 PM (admin)
Owner 12/3/2006 12:42:42 PM (admin)
local system accounts
ASPNET never
Guest never
HelpAssistant never
SUPPORT_388945a0 never


Marks a disabled account; Marks a locked account Lexmark 2300 Series on USB001
Lexmark Print-2-Fax Printer on LexmarkFax
PDFCreator on PDFCreator:
PrimoPDF on PrimoPort:
Win2PDF on PDFFILE:

Controllers Display
Standard floppy disk controller
Intel® 82801DB Ultra ATA Storage Controller - 24CB
Primary IDE Channel [Controller]
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] Intel® 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller [Display adapter]
NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200 [Display adapter]
HP vs17 [Monitor] (16.8"vis, s/n CND606148K, February 2006)
Bus Adapters Multimedia
Intel® 82801DB/DBM USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller - 24CD
Intel® 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C2
Intel® 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C4
Intel® 82801DB/DBM USB Universal Host Controller - 24C7 SoundMAX Integrated Digital Audio
Unimodem Half-Duplex Audio Device
Communications Other Devices
BCM V.90 56K Modem

Networking Dns Server: 192.168.0.1
HID-compliant consumer control device (2x)
HID-compliant device (2x)
USB Human Interface Device (3x)
Lexmark 2300 Series
Microsoft USB Dual Receiver Wireless Keyboard (IntelliType Pro)
Microsoft USB Dual Receiver Wireless Mouse (IntelliPoint)
USB Composite Device (2x)
USB Printing Support
USB Root Hub (4x)
Virus Protection [Back to Top]
Kaspersky Anti-Virus 6.0 Version 6.0.0.303
Realtime File Scanning On
Trend Micro PC-cillin Internet Security Version 12.4.1015
Realtime File Scanning On
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Try system managed, it should stop the error message

Click start

Right click My Computer

Click properties

Click advanced

Click settings for performance

Click advanced

Click change for virtual memory

Put the dot in system managed

Click set

Click OK

Reboot

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For some reason it will not allow me to include pic.
Here is what the Virtual memory page says:
Drive C
Paging Size File 180-360
Space available 11,240 mgs
Custom Size is checked:
Min: 180
'Max. 240
Total pagign size for all drives:

Minimum: 2 megs
Recommended 1521 megs
Current 180 megs.

I did not see that before. Needless to say, I now feel stupid. Since you are here
and see what my specs are on the previous page using Belarc Advisor, should I go beyond the
1521 recommeneded? Thanks.
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Try system managed, it should stop the error message

Click start

Right click My Computer

Click properties

Click advanced

Click settings for performance

Click advanced

Click change for virtual memory

Put the dot in system managed

Click set

Click OK

Reboot


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Try system managed, it should stop the error message

Click start

Right click My Computer

Click properties

Click advanced

Click settings for performance

Click advanced

Click change for virtual memory

Put the dot in system managed

Click set

Click OK

Reboot


Thanks!
Mark
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You should have this now

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You may also want to check it wasn't caused by malware

Please follow the procedures outlined here: Malware Removal Guide

You will need a PC which can connect to the internet

Run all the programmes as advised then post a current Hijack This Log in a new topic in the Malware Forum

For the purpose of accurate malware analysis, Hijack This Logs are only dealt with in the Malware Forum. Posting them anywhere else will result in a delayed response

If you are unable to run any of the programmes, please ask for advice in the Malware Forum
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You may also want to check it wasn't caused by malware

Please follow the procedures outlined here: Malware Removal Guide

You will need a PC which can connect to the internet

Run all the programmes as advised then post a current Hijack This Log in a new topic in the Malware Forum

For the purpose of accurate malware analysis, Hijack This Logs are only dealt with in the Malware Forum. Posting them anywhere else will result in a delayed response

If you are unable to run any of the programmes, please ask for advice in the Malware Forum


Thanks Keith! I did what you said to do and now I have something like 1521 allocated instead of the 180. Things seem to be running faster now. Is that to be expected? Again, thanks so much!--Mark
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Almost certainly the settings were incorrect, and 1521 is the recommended setting for 1GB of installed RAM Memory
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