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Virtual Memory

How to Increase virtual memory:-
1.Click on Start.
2.Right Click on My computer.
3.Select Properties.
4.Click on System Protection present in the left navigation bar.
5.Click on advanced tab.
6.Click on settings under performance option.
7.Click on advanced tab.
8.Click on change under virtual memory option.
9.Click on radio button beside the custom size.
10.Select the initial size as 2 times of your RAM and maximum size as 4 times of your RAM.
11.Click on Set and then click on OK.

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How can I increase the memory for this computer


In Windows XP
1.Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
2.Click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.
3.On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.
4.On the Advanced tab, under Virtual memory, click Change.
5.Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file that you want to change.
6.Under Paging file size for selected drive, click to Custom size check box. You can enter the amount of memory you would like to reserve for Virtual memory by entering the initial and maximum size.
7.Click Set
When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.
Special Note: You should choose the same amount for the initial size and maximum size. This will Stop your CPU from constantly changing the paging file.


In Vista

1. Click Start button Picture of the Start button
2. Click Control Panel
3. Choose System and Maintenance and then click System.
4. In the left pane, click Advanced system settings.
5.On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.
6. Click the Advanced tab, and then, under Virtual memory, choose Change.
7. Click Custom to change the Initial size (MB) and Maximum size. See the hot tip above.
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Remember to choose the drive you would like to use to increase the virtual memory. In most cases it usually your C: Drive. You can set the initial size and maximum size after clicking the Custom size check box.Remember its better to keep the Virtual memory values the same.

Also having enough available space is absolutely necessary for your virtual memory and RAM to function properly.

Jun 11, 2010 | Compaq Presario 700 470024-192 Notebook

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virtual memory is low computer is very slow


hello frnd, you can increse your virtual memory manually...

1.go to properties of my computer
2.go to advance tab...
3. there is option to change virtual memory.
4.click on it and change virtual memory accordingly..

hope this will help you

Jun 30, 2009 | Dell Dimension 2400 PC Desktop

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