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Running Out Of Virtual Memory!

by Bornking / May 13, 2006 12:14 AM PDT

Every time that I am in the internet playing games and after of couple of hours I need to close all the windows then get on my computer to clean the hard drive and reset the computer to work properly with enough space on the virtual memory? Is there a solution to this matter can anyone give me the answer? Thank you very much!

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A couple of things
by steve749 / May 13, 2006 12:43 AM PDT

1) How much memory do you have on the system? This may be worth looking into expanding.

2) As for where to change the virtual memory setting on your computer try clicking on "start", right-click on "My Computer" select Properties, and on the Advanced Tab click on the "Settings" in the performance box. Under "Advanced" at the bottom is the size of the virtual memory on your system. Try that.

Regards,
JB

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Running out of Virtual Memory
by soupysweetie / May 13, 2006 12:51 AM PDT

You state that you "clean" your drive inorder to continue for awhile but......
You didn't mention doing a defrag. Virtual memory requires a contiguous space on the drive(all one piece). Disk Cleanup removes temporary files but does not repack the disk.
Run Disk Defragmenter: it might take awhile if you haven't done it for some time. This is the program utility that will collect all of the loose segments and place them in a particular order: thus leaving all of the free space as one larger element of your drive.

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I had a Computer and it had many games on it
by DarCLew2 / May 13, 2006 1:13 AM PDT

What happened was the the majority of them occupied much of my hard disk, one third appx. I'd would suggest the Defrag and go to add/remove to delete any games you don't use. These same games you don't use may be in other places too. I had to add/remove first, then run CCleaner followed by a good Defrag. CCleaner will remove any extras hidden away in your computer. If you don't have it, it is free from http://www.filehippo.com Darrell Lewis

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