Virtual Memory Adjust Size

Gman496

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Right click My Computer

Click properties

Advanced tab

Under Performance, click settings

Advanced tab

Under Virtual memory, click change

Click C: in the list

Check Custom size, Make sure the Maximum is set to 512 and increase the Initial size too (This is just an example and will vary depending on the amount of RAM installed in your system). *See below for explanation.

You should notice a slight performance improvement as well as never having a "low virtual memory" warning ever again



*How to decide what to set your Virtual Memory size to:

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.


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