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I have an IBM thinkpad T20 running windows 2000. The computer is on and booted up but the monitor is not lighting up. It is running on 256mb ram and I was getting a lot of virtual memory is low warnings before the monitor went out. I have ordered more ram. I was wondering if the monitor issue could be related to the lack of ram. Is there any way with the screen dark to decrease the virtual memory until the new ram gets here??

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  • pastorsuzie Dec 04, 2008

    Thanks for the tips. I went in on safe mode, I can see a little better on the extremely dim screen in this mode, and went to the virtual memory settings. I changed the boxes that say initial size and maximum size both to 256mb since that is the ram I have right now. Recommended was 382mb but I do not have this available, I am assuming, until the new ram gets here. I did not see a system determined setting. I also assume this means I am more than maxed out currently. I was just hoping the monitor issue is somehow related

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Monitor lighting and Virtual memory has no such relation. Anyway you can easily increase your virtual memory by doing the following

Right click on My Computer> Properties> Advance > Performance Option> change (you can increase the number here)

that way you can increase your paging files which is also called virtual memory.
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To determine if the laptop has a problem with the inverter of low virtual memory issues, plug an external monitor in to the laptop and you can change the virtual memory by following these instructions, right click on my computer, select properties, then select advanced, click on virtual memory and change the settings to system detemined, save settings and reboot the laptop without the external monitor to see if it is virtual memory or inverter.
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