Methinks that because I do not have the System Managed Size option selected in the Virtual Memory panel, Windows is unable to adjust the size to fit the need........miki
My computer will be 7 years old in November. I am hanging in with it because I am planning on buying a new computer when Windows 7 is released in October or when its SP1 is released.
That said, recently I began to receive Virtual Memory errors when on Facebook or any website too long. Adding RDRAM is expensive, particularly since I am hoping to buy another machine in the not too distant future.
There are choices for a fix, but I am not sure which one to choose and prefer not to experiment:
1. Scott Arnault (PC Mag) advises going into the System Properties? Virtual Memory panel and selecting the System Managed Size option if it is not already selected (mine is NOT selected) and then clicking OK, OK, OK.
2. Others advise going to the Virtual Memory panel and changing Initial Size and Maximum Size to 2.5 times the amount of RAD (512 MB) = 1281 MB RAM for Initial Size and 1281 MB for Maximum Size.
Current Virtual Memory Panel:
Custom Size: Initial Size 768 MB ? Maximum Size 1536 MB
Total Paging File All Drives: Minimum allowed 2 MB ? Recommended 765 MB ? Currently Allocated 1109 MB
74 GB HD - 59.2 GB Free Space (available 61755 MB)
Windows XP Home SP2, IE6
Dell 8250 Pentium 4 CPU 2.66GHz
512 MB RDRAM
80 GB HD