1.5 times the ram= 1000mb ram means set virtual to 1500 mb of HDD mem. Windows Xp will manage it all right; right down to 384mb and that setting is way too low for graphic intensive software. I am a graphic artist and printing press op. I have this same issue with many programs I use.
My ram is 1gb and my Virtual mem is 2 gb. and I still run low on mem with big jobs.
hello everyone, i am running a AMD 2600+ CPU,and GA-7VT600-P-L (Rev 1.x) MB (updated to the latest BIOS)
i had 512 meg of ram (ULTRA 512MB DDR Memory 400MHz PC3200)untill a few months ago, and my system was running great, i installed another 512 (ULTRA 512MB DDR Memory 400MHz PC3200) recently, and it was running great, untill a few weeks ago,when i started to see a noticable lag when i surfed or chat,and a few random reboots, i haved scanned for anti virus and i am clean,(or so my software says) i have scanned for adware with about 6 diffrent programs, and they have found nothing but the basic cookies,also ran SANDRA sis soft and they verified that both sticks of ram matched, for the life of me i can figure out why i am getting noticable lag, i should not be lagging with 1GIG of ram, i check my DSL connnection speed , and i am over the 2mbits barrier acording to dlsreports, so i dont think its a connection issue,that just leave a paging, virtual mem issue "I THINK", should i just let windows manage paging & vitual mem, or shoud i set it at a certain level,they are now set so windows manages it now, also can anyone reccomened optimal setting if i need to set them, thank for any help