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Hi, I'm using a Celeron D, Win XP with a 400Mhz processor, 256 FSB system. Quite inadequate I know. However, I added a 512MB RAM to my default 256MB. I've also tweaked quite a lot of stuff from BIOS settings to being sensible when installing softwares. My PC is lean and quite fast. Can adjusting the virtual memory speed up my machine? My total paging file size is as follows : recommemded 1138MB, currently allocated 1140MB. Appreciate feedback and any tips that can speed up better or increase RAM.

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In reply to: Virtual Memory

There is nothing to be gained from changing virtual memory settings, and never has been. It's best to just let Windows manage it.

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In reply to: No

Your hard drive is much slower than your RAM. It is recommended that you allocated 1.5 times the amount of physical RAM to your pagefile (768 MB, in your case), to supplement it while performing especially demanding tasks, but your actual RAM is where it counts for speed.

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