Virtual memory too low?

By andoyan
Dec 30, 2008
  1. Hello All,
    I am having a probelm with my computer It keeps teeling me that my Virtual memory is too low! I don't understant how to fix that can someone help?
    thank you
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,525

    See here:

    Or here's a rundown:

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    For Xp: (From here:
    1. Click Start, click Run, and then type sysdm.cpl in the Open box.
    2. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Settings under Performance.
    3. Click the Advanced tab, and then click Change under Virtual memory.
    4. Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file that you want to change.
    5. Under Paging file size for selected drive, click Custom size, type a new paging file size in megabytes (MB) in the Initial size (MB) or Maximum size (MB) box, and then click Set.

    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.
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