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System Low on Virtual Memory

dee

TK Veteran
this keeps popping up, word for word any ideas please or suggestions.

Your system is low on virtual memory. Windows is increasing your virtual memory file.

thanks TK.(y)
 

Linny40

TK LADY VETERAN
yes dee i had it. the lads will help you out more but its summit to do with your pc trying to run to many things at once and it has to borrow memory from elsewhere. you can change it but as you know im no expert and cant remember off hand exactly how to go about it.
 

axxxo

VIP Member
gman has a guide on how to do this here somewhere already dee, time for a memory upgrade :)
 

dee

TK Veteran
cheers checking it out now gents. should of known G would of posted on it, having a blond moment.(y)
 

Gman496

Super Moderator
Staff member
cheers linny, its startin to do my nut in.

This might help a bit more dee?

Virtual memory, also known as a page file or swap file, is a file on your hard drive (C:\pagefile.sys by default) that Windows and applications use in addition to physical memory (RAM) as needed.

The default and recommended size of this file is 1.5 times the amount of physical memory. Virtual memory is the sum of physical memory and the page file. So if your computer has 512 MB RAM, it will have a 768 MB page file by default, for a total of 1.25 GB of physical + virtual memory.

Start

Right click "My Computer"

Choose "Properties"

Click the "Advanced" TAB

In the “Performance” section click on the Settings button







Click on "Advanced" TAB

Click the CHANGE button



Now you can change the settings manually.




You can increase the amount of virtual memory as per the 1.5 times your actual memory, then click the SET button and it should stop the error message (y)


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dee

TK Veteran
its slightly different on mine can`t seem to see virtual memory on the windows task manager.
 

Gman496

Super Moderator
Staff member
its slightly different on mine can`t seem to see virtual memory on the windows task manager.

Look under the "Processes" TAB of the Task Manager.


If you don't see anything strange go back to this post & increase your Virtual Memory manually.

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Knotaclu

VIP Member
Dee - Try this,
go to control panel/system/advanced/ here you will see performance settings, click here and it gives you options for best performance,best appearance etc.
Hope this helps
 

dee

TK Veteran
wot i get on the task manager is this.
applications/processe/performance/networking/users

below that when i hit processe i get
image name/user name/cpu/ mem usage.
 

Gman496

Super Moderator
Staff member
wot i get on the task manager is this.
applications/processe/performance/networking/users

below that when i hit processe i get
image name/user name/cpu/ mem usage.

That's correct, is there anything excessively high in the Mem Usage?

If not? go back to my previous post and adjust your Virtual Memory manually.


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