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virtual memory problems help plz


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my computer says its low on virtual memory plz help :whistling:

Edited by john3453, 05 December 2006 - 06:59 PM.

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Please provide additional information:

1. Amount of RAM (right click My Computer, Properties, General Tab)
2. Size of Hard Drive and free space (open My Computer)
3. Paging file size (right click My Computer, Properties, Advanced Tab, Performance Settings, Advanced Tab, Virtual Memory)
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yea 512 ram 1056 paging memory
its not workin
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Still need hard drive size. Also confirm operating system.

What programs do you typically run at any given time, or more specifically, when you start getting the paging file size error?
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ummm vm errors started 1 week ago windows xp
Hdd- 106
41.2 used
65.6 free

i run ip7, itunes ,cox's internet safty, and i 34 start up proceses

Edited by john3453, 05 December 2006 - 04:53 PM.

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Okay. What programs do you typically run?
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If you go back to Performance Setting, Advanced Tab, and click Change, what are the recommended limits? 1056 for a 106 GB drive is too small.
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the recommended limits are 754
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According to MS article 314482 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314482), it's calculated on the total RAM.

So now what needs to be answered is this: what programs do you typically run at any given time? We need to know what kind of load you've got to cover.

Additionally, do you have an antivirus software and do you keep it updated, running scans regularly?
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yes i have a av program
i run ip7, itunes ,cox's internet safty,
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still need help
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Can you put the dot in system managed, click set, click OK and reboot
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hello and welcome, to g's2go.

Set the virtual memory paging file to the default size.

Virtual memory allows the system to use hard disk space to store information normally stored in RAM. Windows XP manages virtual memory by using a paging file. You specify the minimum and maximum size of this file. If the size is different from the default in Windows XP, applications may return errors. However, some applications may require a non-default size for the paging file. Change the size only if other applications aren't adversely affected.

To set the paging file to the default size:

Note: You must be logged on as an administrator to change the size of the paging file.

1. Quit all applications.

2. Choose Start > Control Panel > System.

3. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Settings in the Performance area.

4. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Change in the Virtual Memory area.

5. From the Drive list, select a hard-disk partition that has free space equal to at least three times the amount of the computer's installed RAM. To determine the amount of space available on a hard-disk partition, click the drive letter; the amount of space available appears in the Paging File Size For Selected Drive area.

6. In the Initial Size box, enter a value equal to one and a half times the amount of the computer's installed RAM.

7. In the Maximum Size box, enter a value equal to twice the amount of the Initial Size value.

8. Click Set, and then click OK to close the Virtual Memory dialog box.

9. Click OK to the alert "The changes you have made require you to restart your computer . . ."

10. Click OK to close the Performance Options dialog box, and then click OK to close the System Properties dialog box.

11. Click Yes in the System Settings Change dialog box. Windows restarts.

cheers...xxx1
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i'll tell you how its works

Edited by john3453, 05 December 2006 - 07:24 PM.

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Can you put the dot in system managed, click set, click OK and reboot

whats hat mean???
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