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WINDOWS XP HE. I THINK I HAVE TOO MUCH VIRTUAL MEMORY.......

by samhor / September 29, 2009 2:49 AM PDT

Hi all,

My PC has got 2 sticks of 512mb (TOTAL 1024MB AKA 1GB) but when you go ctrl + alt+ del it says commit charge 1014m / 2460m

So i am currentlty using 1014m of 2460m . But why is it saying of 2460 when i have only got 1024 has it created virtual memory because i was using my memory to its full potential?

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What most discover is
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 29, 2009 3:05 AM PDT

To "let Windows manage" the virtual memory file. Prior to XP you might gain a per cent point advantage. Today, XP, just let it manage it.
Bob

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Is it virtual memory being created or not?
by samhor / September 29, 2009 3:07 AM PDT
In reply to: What most discover is

?

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When we let Windows manage it?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 29, 2009 3:16 AM PDT

It already exists! The full size of the paging file is managed so it starts at some size and Windows grows it when need be. Given the tomes written about this, I won't duplicate that here. But letting Windows XP manage it seems to be the easy choice.
Bob

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Virtual memory is always used, or available
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / September 29, 2009 5:19 AM PDT

It is part of the Windows OS that virtual memory is available to be used when need be. It is a reserved party of the hard disk, and usually Windows will manage it, increasing the amount of reserved space or reducing it as needed.

If you really want to see where these settings are, follow the advice in the link below;
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308417
Look for the section titled, "How to manually change the size of the virtual memory paging file".

But as Bob and Kees says, letting Windows manage it is always best.

Mark

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(NT) Just don't care. It's fine.
by Kees Bakker / September 29, 2009 3:33 AM PDT
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