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Increase Physical Memory

Increase Physical memory of the system.

Increasing Physical memory will increase the performance of the system.

1. Right click My Computer - Select Properties.

2. In property window Click on Advance tab --- Performance -- Settings.



3. In Performance Options window -----> Virtual Memory option Click Change button.


4. In Virtual memory window --- Select C drive --- Click on custom Size.
5. Change initial size to 2000MB & Maximum size to 4000MB -- Click on Set button.


6. Click OK and close all window. Restart system.

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Hi MY laptop is running very slow


Hi,
For the better performance delete cookies,temp files from the computer.
Uninstall all the unwanted softwares from the computer.
Run disk clean up
  1. Open Disk Cleanup by clicking the Start button 4f6cbd09-148c-4dd8-b1f2-48f232a2fd33.png, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, clicking System Tools, and then clicking Disk Cleanup.
  2. In the Disk Cleanup Options dialog box, choose whether you want to clean up your own files only or all of the files on the computer. 18abb370-ac1e-4b6b-b663-e028a75bf05b.png If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  3. If the Disk Cleanup: Drive Selection dialog box appears, select the hard disk drive that you want to clean up, and then click OK.
  4. Click the Disk Cleanup tab, and then select the check boxes for the files you want to delete.
  5. When you finish selecting the files you want to delete, click OK, and then click Delete files to confirm the operation. Disk Cleanup proceeds to remove all unnecessary files from your computer.
.To run disk defragmentation.
1. Open the Start Menu. A) In the white line (Start Search) area, type dfrgui and press Enter.
OR
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Increase the virtual memory of the computer.

How to increase Virtual Memory?

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.

HOT TIP: To stop your CPU from constantly changing the paging file, set the initial and maximum size to the same value. For example, 500 and 500. The value should be at least 1.5 times more than your physical RAM. If your computer has 512MB of RAM increase the virtual memory paging file to 1.5*512= 768

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.
This will improve the performance of the computer.
Thanks.

Aug 20, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I can work about 10 to 20 minutes, my computer always say I need vitrual memory and then I have to reboot all day long I have to do this. Can you help me!


Hello,

If your system lagging due to virtual memory and it shut down than you can increase virtual memory through this step by step:

Step 1: Go to My Computer Properties (Click right button of mouse on my computer)

Step 2: Go to Advance tab.

Step 3: Go to performance setting.

Step 4: Under performance options their is option for advance tab. Go to it.

Step 5: here in last option is to change virtual memory . you can increase manually virtual memory.


Hope this help

Sep 18, 2009 | HP Compaq Presario SR1503wm PC Desktop

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i was on the internet the other night an a popup said that my memory was low so what should i do an its really slow...


Hello,
If too many applications are running in the background memory is reduced. Verify that you let Windows manage the paging memory.

For WINXP
Rigt click My computer on desktop.
Click Properties
Advanced Tab Click on Performance Settings.
Under Visual effects you may ask OS to adjust for best performance Under Tab Advanced make sure that Processor scheduling and Memory usage are set for Programs.
Verify on same tab that virtual memory is about equal to physical memory (or just let windows manage it)

Hope it helps

Sep 13, 2009 | HP Pavilion MX70 17" CRT Monitor

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