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virtual memory problems in windows xp

by debrac62 / October 14, 2009 7:30 AM PDT

I keep getting a virtual memory pop up window on my computer when i have two windows open.
How do I stop this. It is interfering with my work.
Thanks to all that can help.

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re: virtual memory problems in windows xp
by christo3d / October 14, 2009 7:50 AM PDT

Well that depends what OS you are running, how many programs are running in the taskbar, and how much RAM is installed on your PC. If you run under winsows XP I'd recommend atleast 1GB of RAM, and atleast 2GB of RAM for windows vista. Make sure no other programs are running in the taskbar that you don't need, and if need be, buy more RAM. You won't have any trouble finding good RAM unless you run a mini tower or something, and of course, it's relatively cheap. I bought 4GB of ram months ago for my PC and it cost me $70 CDN, which would be like $40 USD or something just to give youa general idea.

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change the settings
by griplock / October 14, 2009 9:24 PM PDT

1.Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
2.Click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.
3.On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.
4.Under Virtual memory, click Change.
5.Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file that you want to change. In most computers its C:
6.Under Paging file size for selected drive, click to Custom size check box. You can enter the amount of memory you would like to reserve for Virtual memory by entering the initial and maximum size.
7.Click Set
Also set the size 1.5 times higher than your physical memory.

Hope this helps!

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