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what does it mean by when it says virtual memory low

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i have been having problems with all my sims2 an now sims3 game . if i play my sims 2 games i can only put 2 in at a time. cause it is so slow or the people on it stop an go. an my sims3 game when i put it in it took so long to put in an tro play it was beyond so an then said in the game that my virtual memory was low. is it my hard drive or a memory card or what? i have a 3000 dell xp. i put a new graphic card in a while back to simply play the sims2 an then went an put a dvd in my computer to play what sims i had that i didnt know i didnt have a dvd in my computer. an the circuit city said my games should work an play faster. but they dont. what can i get or need to make these games work properly. im exhasted trying to figure out things with this computer an im not wealthy to go buy a new computer. can you clean out your hard drive d to make room for these games. im clueless. please help. thanks sharon
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Low Virtual memory usually means two things.

1. You need more RAM because all of it is being used by applications/processes
2. Your virtual memory on your hard drive is running out (which is used when your RAM is full).

In short, you should upgrade your RAM... Or try and target some unnecessary applications/processes that startup on boot. Also please tell us your system specs (cpu/hd/memory/graphics card)
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Go HERE and run the Crucial online scanner.
This will give you the exact memory configuration for your system. You do not have to buy the memory from there, but write down the information and if you need assistance in purchasing the upgrade memory GTG can assist with suggestions also.

Download and install EVEREST
Open it.
1: In left pane expand Computer folder.
2: Click once on Summary
3: In upper menu, go Report
4: And then to Quick Report-Summary
5: Save it in text file, and paste it in your next post.

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Sharon even didn't say how much of RAM she does have, nor what VM is set to...
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