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Use 2 Paging files for Maximum Performance, 1 on the C drive and 1 on a different hard drive

  1. Right-click Computer in the Start Menu.
  2. Select Properties.
  3. Click Advanced system settings on the left side of the System window.
  4. Click the Settings button in the Performance section of the Advanced tab.
  5. Select the Advanced tab in the Performance Options window.
  6. Click the Change button in the Virtual memory section.
  7. Uncheck Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.
  8. Highlight the C drive, select system managed size, and then click the Set button.
  9. Highlight the second drive, select system managed size, and then click the Set button.
  10. Click OK and then restart your computer to apply the changes.

Uninstall Programs You Don't Use

  1. Click on the Start Menu, then open the Control Panel.
  2. Under the Programs category, click Uninstall a Program.
  3. Select the programs you don't use and uninstall them.

Run CCleaner to Cleanup Temporary Files, Junk Files, etc.
  1. Download CCleaner here: http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
  2. Install and Run CCleaner.
  3. Click Analyze, then select Clean.

Defragment Your Hard Drive With Defraggler
  1. Download Defraggler here: http://www.filehippo.com/download_defraggler
  2. Install and Run Defraggler.
  3. Select the drive you wish to defragment and click Defrag.

Optimize Services Using Vista Services Optimizer (Compatible With Windows 7)
  1. Download Vista Services Optimizer here: http://www.snapfiles.com/get/vsoptimizer.html
  2. Install and Run Vista Services Optimizer.

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virtual Memory is low


To change the size of the virtual memory paging file

You must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure.

1.

Open System in Control Panel.

2.

On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.

3.

On the Advanced tab, under Virtual memory, click Change.

4.

Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file you want to change.

5.

Under Paging file size for selected drive, click Custom size, and type a new paging file size in megabytes in theInitial size (MB) or Maximum size (MB) box, and then click Set.

If you decrease the size of either the initial or maximum page file settings, you must restart your computer to see the effects of those changes. Increases typically do not require a restart.

Note

Right Click on My computer then select properties OR

To open System, click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.

To have Windows choose the best paging file size, click System managed size.

For best performance, do not set the initial size to less than the minimum recommended size under Total paging file size for all drives. The recommended size is equivalent to 1.5 times the amount of RAM on your system. Usually, you should leave the paging file at its recommended size, although you might increase its size if you routinely use programs that require a lot of memory.

To delete a paging file, set both initial size and maximum size to zero, or click No paging file. Microsoft strongly recommends that you do not disable or delete the paging file.

May 04, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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I have a game called juiced and When i double click to play it it says ,,Juiced requires virtual memory to be enabled".Can somebody please help me to fix this error and play my game please?I have tried compatibility virtual memory change etc,but it doesn'work somebody help me please!?


Manually manage computer memory loadTOCNode(3, 'moreinformation'); When your computer's physically installed random-access memory (RAM) is running low, Windows adds available memory by using a paging file, generally known as virtual memory, on the hard disk to simulate physical RAM. By default, the virtual memory paging file that is created during installation is 1.5 times the physical RAM on your computer. Therefore, a computer that has 1GB of installed RAM will have 1.5GB of virtual memory.

You can manually change the size of the paging file to make it larger or smaller. You can also optimize virtual memory use by dividing the file space between multiple drives and by removing allocated space from slow or heavily accessed drives. To optimize your virtual memory space, divide it among as many physical hard drives as possible. When you select drives, follow these guidelines:
  • Try to avoid having a paging file on the same drive as the system files, usually drive C.
  • Avoid putting a paging file on a fault-tolerant drive such as a mirrored volume or a RAID-5 volume. Paging files do not require fault tolerance, and some fault-tolerant computers experience slow data writes because they write data to multiple locations.
  • Do not put multiple paging files on different partitions on the same physical disk drive.
How to manually change the size of the virtual memory paging file loadTOCNode(4, 'moreinformation'); You must be logged on as an administrator or as a member of the administrator's group to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may prevent you from completing this procedure.

To manually change the size of virtual memory, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type sysdm.cpl in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Click the Advanced tab, and then under Performance click Settings.
  3. Click the Advanced tab, and then under Virtual memory click Change.
  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.
  6. Click OK to close the dialog box and apply changes.
Note After you change the size of the paging file, you may be prompted to restart Windows. If you are prompted to restart, the changes will not take effect until Windows is restarted.

Notes
  • To have Windows select the best paging file size, click System managed size. The recommended minimum size is the same as 1.5 times the RAM on your computer, and 3 times that figure for the maximum size. For example, if you have 256 MB of RAM, the minimum size is 384 MB, and the maximum size is 1152 MB.
  • For best performance, do not set the initial size to less than the minimum recommended size under Total paging file size for all drives. The recommended size is the same as 1.5 times the RAM on your computer. It is good practice to leave the paging file at its recommended size as performance can decrease if a paging file is too large. However, you may increase its size if you frequently use programs that use lots of memory, such as graphics programs or games.
  • We strongly recommend that you do not disable or delete the paging file because this can lessen the computer's performance. However, if you decide to delete a paging file, set both the initial size and the maximum size to zero, or click No paging file.
How to manually optimize the memory usage loadTOCNode(4, 'moreinformation'); You can optimize your computer's memory usage to reflect your specific needs. If your computer is used as a workstation instead of as a server, you can increase performance by devoting more memory to your programs. Your programs will work faster and the system cache size will remain the default size that was included with Windows XP. Or, you can set aside more computer memory for a larger system cache if your computer is used primarily as a server, or if you use programs that require a large system cache.
  1. Click Start, click Run, type sysdm.cpl in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
  2. Click the Advanced tab, and then under Performance click Settings.
  3. Click the Advanced tab, and then under Memory usage use one of the following methods:
    • Click Programs if you use your computer primarily as a workstation instead of as a server. This option allocates more memory to your programs.
    • Click System cache if your computer is used primarily as a server or if you use programs that use a large system cache.
  4. Click OK to save preferences and close the dialog box.

You may refer to this link http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308417

Apr 18, 2011 | Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 Computer 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
B) Click on All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and then on Disk Defragmenter.

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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how to down load to flash drive


I've just cut and pasted this from the windows help files:-

To change the size of the virtual memory paging file
  1. Open shortcutcold.gifComputer Management (Local).
  2. In the console tree, right-click Computer Management (Local), and then select Properties.
  3. On the Advanced tab, click Performance Options, and under Virtual memory, click Change.
  4. In the Drive list, click the drive that contains the paging file you want to change.
  5. Under Paging file size for selected drive, type a new paging file size in megabytes in the Initial Size (MB) or Maximum Size (MB) box, and then click Set. If you decrease the size of either the minimum or maximum page file settings, you must restart your computer to see the effects of those changes. Increases generally do not require a restart.
note.gif Notes
  • To open Computer Management, click Start, and then click Control Panel. Double-click Administrative Tools, and then double-click Computer Management.
  • You must be recognized as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group on your computer and on the computer you are managing to perform this task.
  • You can view or change system properties on a remote computer or a local computer. To access a remote computer, right-click Computer Management (Local), click Connect to another computer, and then select the computer you want to connect to in the list.
  • For best performance, set the initial size to not less than the recommended size under Total paging file size for all drives. The recommended size is equivalent to 1.5 times the amount of RAM on your system.
  • Usually, you should leave the paging file at its recommended size, although you might increase its size if you routinely use programs that require a lot of memory.
  • To delete a paging file, set both initial size and maximum size to zero.




Once you've set your virtual memory to satisfaction. Just plug your usb flash drive in and watch the bottom right hand corner of the screen. You'll see a couple of process messages the last of which will be "your device is now ready".

What may also happen is a window pops up and asks you how you want to view the files on your device and offer a few programmes with which to do it.

If its data for transfer, click on the folder option, its then just a case of dragging and clicking files over to your computer or vice versa.

If you're still not happy, click on to "Youtube" and search for "How to use a USB drive". There are several good video intruction files there.

Jun 06, 2010 | PNY 4GB USB 2.0 Flash Drive - Grey/Black

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what kind of memory module can i add to increase my memory for a hp pavilion a305w. when I am playing games online it says virtual memory low..


Virtual Memory (or Paging File) is controlled on your computer and is actually space on your hard drive. In windows XP, go to START, right click My Computer and select Properties. Under the Hardware Tab, select Settings under Performance. In the Advanced Tab, under Virtual Memory, select Change. Set the Paging File Size to "System Managed". Click Set>OK>OK>OK.

This error should go away now, unless your hard drive is getting full. Check to make sure that you have at least 25% free space on the hard drive where the Paging File is set up.

Did this solve your problem? If so, please rate this. ty.

Feb 26, 2010 | HP Pavilion a305w (DM181AR) PC Desktop

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