Virtual Memory Low?

By Evaristo
May 1, 2009
  1. Lately, my PC has been giving me a warning saying that my virtual memory is too low. Now... what is virtual memory, and is there a way for me to increase the size of my virtual memory?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Virtual memory is memory designated from your Harddrive (for speedy access) + your installed Ram amount. Basically Virtual Memory = Pagefile + Ram

    For Vista
    click the Start button
    click Control Panel
    click System and Maintenance
    click Performance Information and Tools
    click Advanced Tools (in the Tasks pane at the left side of the dialog box)
    click Adjust the appearance and performance of Windows.
    After answering the User Account Control prompt, you’ll arrive at the
    Performance Options dialog box. You’re nearly there
    click the Advanced tab, and then click Change.

    XP is basically very similar location
    Your Virtual memory is usually around 2X your installed Ram amount
    But for best optimized results you should make both Minimum and maximum Pagefile amounts to be the same, mine is presently on 3Gig for both ;)
    After changing select Apply -> Ok, then Restart Windows
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