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Windows Virtural Memory is too low

I keep getting this message on one of my computers:
Windows
"Virtual memory is too low. Your system is low on virtual memory"

I copied this from "System Info"

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name 3TC7X01
System Manufacturer Dell Computer Corporation
System Model Dimension 4300
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 15 Model 0 Stepping 10 GenuineIntel ~1495 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Computer Corporation A04, 12/7/2001
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name 3TC7X01\Shane Whitehead
Time Zone Central Standard Time
Total Physical Memory 384.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 137.94 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
Page File Space 640.35 MB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

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My computer is running really slow. It might take 15 seconds to switch from one web page to another.

I have run SpyBot, Ad Aware, Spy Sweeper, AVG Free, and a-Squared.

What can I do to get my computer running right?

Thanks

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virtual memory

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Click HERE for instructions for possible solution regarding virtual memory.This LINK may also help.

Could also be a ram issue,as in not enough.

Tom

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virtual memory

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Can RAM go bad? When I bought the machine it had 128. Then I added 128 to mak it 256. It's 10 times slower now than when I bought it.

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Yes, but...

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There is also something to be said for software changes over time as I think there are likely more than a few software files that have been changed over the years that may require more memory and tax a system further.

Regards,
JB

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yes, but..

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can I take out the 128s & stick two 512 RAM in the machine?

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Depends..

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Does the motherboard support it? That's the big question.

Regards,
JB

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Dell web on your system says 512MB RAM MAXIMUM

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Dell web on your system says 512MB RAM MAXIMUM

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That would mean that two 256 RAM is the most I can replace the 128s with. Right?

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Adjusting Virtual Memory[Pagefile Size]/

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Useing the DEVICE Manager....MY COMPUTER[View SYS-info]
CLICK-Advanced TAB...Click PERFORMANCE[settings]
................................................CLICK-ADVANCED/
.............CLICK-->>Virtual Memory[Change]...
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From here its a Matter of reading the INFO...
I only use DRIVE(C:)...for a PageFile Size...
Since I use a good amount of RAM(512MB)minimum..I'll set this to CUSTOM...below 800MB's....go too LOW and Windows will ALERT you to this problem in ERROR Reporting(that)you need a Minimum LEVEL of Pagefile for ERROR Reporting/so keep things near 800 MB's at 512 MB's of RAM..
I now use 1-GB of RAM so I choose the SYSTEM Managed SIZE...RAM takes alot of the burder for PageFile Size/Video Creation usually reguires TOPS on the PageFile Size...but also increase your RAM from 512--->>1-GB.

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Exiting HARDWARE-changes.....

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Remember to CHECK for:
......................OK....APPLY...clicks/
as you will lose your SETTINGS on the EXIT.

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Check this MS-link

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http://support.microsoft.com/kb/894472/en-us
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I have had Page File Size problems in the past..
and a re-Install would always FIX the problem until the next corruption..
............So the above is new to me..........
I would suggest RAM Modules/512 MB's minimum..Page File Size/like=754 MB's.....or 1-GB in RAM useing a SYSTEM Managed Size.
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