Virtual Memory too low

By Helen38uk
Oct 7, 2005
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  1. Hello

    I keep getting a message come up, saying Virtual Memory is too low, what does this mean????

    Any help would be appreciated

    Thanks Helen
  2. Rik

    Rik Banned Posts: 4,985

    Virtual memory is information stored in your swap file on your hard drive rather than in your actual memory. More ram or more hard drive space will be your best fix.

    Running disk defrag and disk cleanup may help in the short term but wont be a permanent fix.

    Hope this helps. Rik.
  3. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff Newcomer, in training Posts: 8,165

    Could be your harddisk is getting full.
    You need minimum 15% free space for a PC to function properly.
    In Explorer, rightclick your C-drive and select Properties.
    That shows you how much free space is left.

    If not enough (15%) space, you either need to do as Rik said (above) or buy an extra harddisk.

    If there is enough space:
    Click on Start/Settings/Control Panel and double-click System.
    Go to the Advanced tab and click on Settings under Performance.
    On the next screen click Avanced tab again, and click on Change at the right bottom.

    Click on the button Custom Size.
    Set initial Size to 768
    Set Maximum Size to 1536
    Now click on the Set button, then OK it till you are out of System settings.
    You may need to reboot.
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