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Windows Virtual Memory Minimum is Low

Sometime while working on my pc, I get the following pop-up:

"Windows Virtual Memory Minimum is Low" -- Your system is low on virtual memory. Windows is increasing the size of your virtual memory paging file. During this process, memory requests for some applications may be denied. for more information, see help.

After a short time, the message goes away without any apparent change, until the next time I get the pop-up.

Is this normal? Or, what is the problem?

Desktop is a:
HP Pavilion a620n
AMD Athlon (tn) XP3200+
220 GHz, 448 MB of RAM

System :
Microsoft Windows XP
Hope Edition, Version 2002, Service Pack 2

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  • kelly89 Feb 17, 2009

    i only run a xp 284mb ram i want to know how i can get more and what it means by my virtual memory is low and i cant play games becouse of these problems.

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Fairly normal occurrence but you should have a look at your performance settings
go to control panel
double click system icon
click the advanced tab at the top
by performance click settings
in pop up window click advanced tab
at the bottom you'll see virtual memory
click change
most common option now is to set the radio button to system managed size
you should then ok each window.....

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You may run low on memory when using lots of programs at once. The paging file can be increased in size to increase performance. You may want to buy a card with additional memory (RAM). Take the serial no and model to any PC store and they should be able to supply the right card. Then just install it in the spare slot inside your PC or get them to do it.

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You need to increase your virtual memory manually. Do the following
My computer >Right click > Properties > Advance > Performance Setting > Advance / Change 
then increase the Number there (eg. 750) then Press SET then OK

Thats all you need to do!

Posted on Dec 30, 2008

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Right-click 'My Computer' and select properties.
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Click Settings button.
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Click 'Advanced' tab. Click 'Change' button.
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This problem was reported by one of our readers that in spite of having a sufficient amount of RAM, he is running out of Virtual Memory and his Windows PC gives the following error:

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Your system is low on virtual memory. To ensure that Windows runs properly, increase the size of your virtual memory paging file. For more information, see Help.
This is a common problem and you may have seen it if you are trying to open many heavy applications at the same time like Microsoft Office.
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Right click on My Computer > left click on Properties > Advanced > Settings > Advanced. Under Virtual memory left click on Change.

Select (left click) on the Drive on wich Windows XP is installed. In most cases this will be Drive C.

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