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by elroy brooks / June 28, 2008 2:26 PM PDT

how do you increase your virtual memory ? my computer periodically says virtual memory is low ,will increase.

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Re: increasing virtual memory
by Kees Bakker / June 28, 2008 9:17 PM PDT
In reply to: memory

What's your OS, and what's the exact and full message?

Also please tell
- total and free disk space as reported in the properties of the c:-drive
- the virtual memory settings as shown in Control Panel>System>Advanced (and a few clicks more), especially start value and maximum value.
- the amount of RAM in your machine


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Re:virtual memory
by elroy brooks / June 29, 2008 3:56 AM PDT

Hello, the OS is Microsoft windows xp, home edition ,2002 serv pack 2. total space is 28.6gb,used 11.1gb,and 17.4gb is free. i hope this is correct, the ram is 1.69ghz,128mb. if the ram info is located with system info? then that's it.i went into C-panel, did as you said; but didn't know how to retrieve start & max value

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What system...mfg, series and model is the PC ?
by VAPCMD / June 29, 2008 5:14 AM PDT
In reply to: Re:virtual memory

If 128MB RAM is correct, it's way too little RAM for XP.

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Checking virtual memory parameters.
by Kees Bakker / June 29, 2008 7:05 AM PDT
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memory parameters
by elroy brooks / June 30, 2008 8:53 AM PDT

how and where do i look for the settings

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by repete_smile / June 29, 2008 9:46 AM PDT
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at least 512 mb RAM for XP.

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That can't be the settings.
by Kees Bakker / June 29, 2008 9:13 PM PDT
In reply to: 512

There's a start and a maximum. No 'at least' (that's a minimum). And no "RAM".

Anyway, try increasing the maximum to 2 Gb, and see what happens then.


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memory parameters&settings
by elroy brooks / June 30, 2008 9:07 AM PDT

i apologize, where do i go in order to find these settings or parameters.are they located in control panel, or my computer etc.where do i look?

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See below
by VAPCMD / July 1, 2008 10:27 AM PDT

Go to:
Control Panel
Advanced TAB
Performance Options
Virtual Memory
Change button

This won't help much unless actually add physical RAM.

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Memory, paramiters and Settings.
by standeb / July 2, 2008 12:25 PM PDT

Just a suggestion

You can also open Help and Support click on system administration, click on getting system information on the left side, then click on Open a System Information File. Then all you have to do is copy the information and past it into your next thread so that you will have given all the proper system information.

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