You should be able to go to Start >Settings >Control Panel >System and the General tab will show details of your system, the operating system, your processor, and the amount of RAM you have. It should adjust automatically.
If it's not showing the correct amount, let me know and we'll try something else.
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On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click "Settings".
On the Advanced tab, under Virtual memory, click "Change".
Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file you want to change.
Under Paging file size for selected drive, click "Custom size", and type a new paging file size in megabytes in the Initial size (MB) or Maximum size (MB) box, and then click "Set".
Virtual Memory should be roughly 1.5 x the size of your installed RAM in case all data stored in Memory has to be written to the hard drive. Don't forget to click "Set" after you entered the values, just clicking "OK" is not enough!
Just a tip: You can set the VM to "0", reboot your computer and then defragment the hard drive. When that is complete and you allocate the new VM space, it will reserve a continuous space on your drive, which results in better access times.
When there is less physical memory than needed, then some virtual memory (virtual RAM) is created on the disk. When there is a limit set to the size of virtual memory usage and there is not enough of it present there is a warning that frequently comes "Virtual Memory too low".
Solution 1 :
This problem occurs when physical RAM + Virtual RAM (usually created on hard disk) together are not sufficient to take care of the currently needed RAM size, or this situation is about to arise. This usually happens when some fixed upper limit for Virtual Memory has been set. To solve this problem, you can either upgrade you physical RAM on your computer (recommended), or you can set the Virtual Memory to system managed size or you can do both. Setting Virtual Memory to system managed size means windows will set it to higher size whenever needed automatically,for this,
Right click on My computer --> goto properties, goto advanced tab, click on performance settings, now click on advanced, now click on advanced, now click on change button for Virtual memory.
On this screen select the System managed size, press OK. After this re-start your computer. This will solve the virtual memory too low problem.
Recommended solution is to upgrade your physical memory (RAM) according to requirements of the kind of applications that you run on your computer. If you upgrade RAM or not, the following procedure will help prevent this warning by increasing the virtual memory limit.
Right click on My computer icon and click properties.
This will show system properties window. Click on a advanced tab and click on the settings button under heading performance.
This will open performance options window. Click on advanced tab and click on change button under heading virtual memory.
Check if the space available is set to some custom value or double the RAM size ?
If it is not double the RAM memory size , then select the size option set the virtual memory size double the RAM Size and press set button and press OK button.
Restart the computer
Click the "Advanced" tab, and click the "Settings" button under Performance.
You will see Virtual Memory under there. Click the "Change" button, and switch to "Custom size".
Initial size: 500
Maximum size: 2096
Click the "Set" button, close everything out and restart the computer. You should notice a difference. If you have any questions, please feel free to comment! Please don't forget to vote! Happy Thanksgiving!
Step 1. Right Click on My Computer
Step 2. Click on Properties
Step 3. Click on Advance Tab
Step 4. Under Performance Click on Settings
Step 5. Click on Advance Tab
Step 6. Under Virtual Memory Click on Change
Step 7. On the top Check the Box and in Custime Size Put the value..
Value Should be :
Intial Size = ram * 2
Maximum Size = ram * 3
1 gb ram = 1024Kb .. 1024 * 2 =2048 intial Size
3072 Maximum Size
From Start Menu --> Open Control Panel
From the various icons listed, open --> System.
System Properties window will open.
Select "Advanced" tab from this.
From the Advanced tab Click the Performance--Settings button
Again from the Performance Options window that just opened select the advanced tab
From this Click the Change Button for Virtual Memory.
A new window for Virtual Memory opens
Select the partition on which your OS is installed [windows]
Then click the Custom Size --> radio button
The text box infront of Cutom Size will be active.
Enter the size as you wish but usually virtual memory is double the amount of RAM on your system.
eg.. If you have 1gb RAM then virtual memory can be less than or equal to 2gb.
But make sure your HDD has enough space to accomodate the virtual memory.
Right click on My Computer icon .. go to Properties->Advanced->Setting->advanced->Change..
THan Select Drive go to Custum Size Fill Minimum an Meximum virtual ram size
remember u fill double ammount to ur actual ram size like 512-1024
Click Set ok and restat ur pc
Main memory (in general we call RAM) r use for those protions of code and data that are actively being used. and the rest of program is stored in virtual memory of the disk. for this reson we can deal with grater amount of data or coad then ram. this is reserve space in disk in windows xp "pagefile.sys" control virtual memory.
To solve ur problem right click of "My computer" then click on "properties" then click on "advance" tab, click "setting" under Performance, then click on "advance",and then click on "change" click on "system managed size" radio button" and click on "set"( if it already selected "custom size" set initial size 500MB Maximum size 2000MB and click on set tab) then ok and again ok at last ok. and restart ur machine.
(if "system managed size" not solved ur problem then should select custom size and give the above size or as per your choice)
The solution is to increase your virtual memory size...
Considering Win XP SP2 system.. the following procedure may be used to increase ur virtual memory / page file size...
Right click 'My Computer' --> Properties --> 'Advanced' Tab --> 'Performance' Settings --> 'Advanced' Tab --> 'Virtual Memory' Change --> Type in a custom size of 1024MB or something like that (not too much) --> Press 'Set' --> Close the windows --> restart -->DONE!!!
fine ur problem if very simple as u installed 512 mb RAM on ur pc if at possible try to connect on to the other slot and restart the computer and check ur RAM capacity in ur os if it shows as same 256mb then ur have to change ur virtual memory settings i.e memory allocated to the video so configure ur virtual memory as per requirement then free up RAM memory ..
Steps for virtual memory configuration.
Open System in Control Panel.
On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.
On the Advanced tab, under Virtual memory, click Change.
Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that
contains the paging file you want to
Under Paging file size for selected drive, click Custom size,
and 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 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.
When you deleted files, what you are freeing is hard disk space and not memory.
What I suspect is that at startup, your PC loads a number of programs that may or may not be essential for the system operation but nonetheless uses memory. This greatly reduces available/free memory and when you really want to run an application, the PC has no more memory to spare.
The easiest way I could think of to free up more memory is to streamline your startup applications. This could be done by running your System Configuration Utility (Start/Run, type "msconfig" less the quotes, Startup tab).Try to Disable All or uncheck all entries (except perhaps your antivirus and any application that you feel may be essential).
Additionally, you can increase your virtual memory. This could be done in your System Properties/Advanced tab/Performance Settings button/Performance Options Advanced tab/Virtual Memory Change button and select Custom Size. Numbers should roughly be equal to twice your real memory (say onboard is 512, then virtual = 1024). You need to click on the Set button, OK,OK,OK and reboot.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.