By default, Windows increases and decreases the amount of virtual RAM as needed, so there's little reason to set a specific amount manually. Until you upgrade the RAM, just limit yourself to running those applications you actually need.
I have an HP Pavilion laptop with Vista Home Premium. It is a bit low on RAM (1GB) and I have turned off the fancy Vista visual effects to improve performance. Is there anything else I can do in the meantime before I end up buying more RAM?
I was thinking of increasing virtual RAM, but I'm not sure what to set it to. I've never changed it from the default settings and I'm worried about messing something up by changing it.
I particularly am interested in ways of improving my Firefox 3 performance as I love to surf with tons of tabs open.