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Problem With Virtual Memory


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Momo4eva

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Lately, I've been getting a popup on my computer saying that more virtual memory is needed. Is there a way to fix that? Last year I remember getting that same message when I was playing my SIMS games. Once in a while, when playing The Sims, the game would slow down and suddenly crash, and then I would see the virtual memory error pop up. I think that it could be because my comp is old. Here's a description of my comp.

I bought my comp in 2000.
Originally, it was a Windows ME operating system, but I upgraded to Windows XP Professional.
There's a sticker on my computer that says:

700MHz
Intel® Celeron™ processor 700MHz

64MB
64MB SDRAM memory with up to 11MB allocated to video memory
**I changed from 64MB SDRAM to 124MB

20.0GB
20.0GB Ultra DMA hard drive


I hope this helps. Everytime I look at my computer, I think I just need to buy a new one.

Thanks for the help.

Mona
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ok what is happeing is that the virtual memeory is when your ram gets full and it write the extra program to the hard drive so what you need to do is go in and make you virtual memory amoun higer or buy another stick or ram. if you need to know how to do that tell me what os you are running and i will help you through it
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I wouldnt have upgraded to windows xp on that system it will be struggling to run it, to get a bit more performance out of your pc take it back down to ME or if you dont want to go back down i would make sure you have it set on the classic windows theme you would be ssurprised how much of a save you make in system resources. You might want to think of switching to linux its not got the complexity of windows so it runs better on PCs with hardware thats a little lackg for windows.
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