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At power up get messge "virtual memory minimum too low". Ho wdo I correct that?

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  • ike5812 Mar 08, 2009

    Rylee Smith already solved the problem, but you must not use terms that
    everyone does not understand - what is low memory Ram etc.. The other
    day it took me awhile to get the answers to questions requested because
    no one told me how to talk to you and examineMY COMPTER at same time. I
    am sure you are well aware of all this stuff but not me, I just use my
    computer for email and some web work so I am not aware, nor do I want
    to be, aware of all the ins and outs, I am not a computer geek. I am
    sure other people have same comment, your ad I saw was in AARP magazine
    and that is for people over 55, remember. Thanks.

    Bill Eich



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Actually you need to load high memory ram if u r using the low memory. if u r already using right ram for your system then just reinstall the windows after installation the windows your problem will be solved and remember do not forget to install the anti virus after the new windows then your computer can work longer.

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Start, programs, accessories,system tools, Defragment, it may take hours to defrag if you haven't been doing it. Also run a registry clener if you have one,

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My pc is running low on virtual memory when i use the internet


In general, you want to set your minimum virtual memory to about 3 times the total amount of memory installed in the machine.(3072MB for each gig of ram) The maximum should be 4096 more than the minimum setting.
To check this, right-click on "My Computer" and choose "Properties". Click on the "Advanced" tab and click the "Settings" button in the "Performance" section. On the "Performance Options" panel, click the "Advanced" tab. The virtual memory button is at the bottom (on xp machines). Selcect "custom" and then set the values according to how much ram you have in the machine. For more, check here.
http://www.thermwood.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=897&hilit=virtual+memory

Oct 08, 2011 | PC Desktops

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What is "Virtual Memory" and why is it too low?


Virtual Memory is a setting on your computer, whereas Physical Memory (or RAM) refers to the amount of memory actually installed in your computer.
To understand what Virtual Memory is, one needs to understand what memory does. When you open a file or program, your computer loads the needed information into memory from your hard drive. If you open a second program, it loads when it needs for that one as well, while keeping the other one in memory too. As you open more and more programs, things start to get complicated.
The amount of memory you have in your computer is finite, so it can only load so many things before it starts to get "full." That's where Virtual Memory comes into play. When you open too many things for your Physical Memory to handle, it temporarily writes them back to disk in an area reserved for Virtual Memory.
Think of a juggler juggling three balls. If someone tosses her another ball, and then another and another, she will eventually need to set a ball aside in order to continue juggling more balls. Virtual Memory is like the juggler putting one of the balls in her pocket while she juggles the others.
Now that we know what Virtual Memory does, let's talk about how to set it correctly. According to Microsoft, your Virtual Memory should be set to between 1.5 times and 3 times the Physical Memory on your computer. (See http://support.microsoft.com/kb/308417)
If you're getting errors about your Virtual Memory being too low, it could very well be because it isn't set properly. Follow the link above for instructions on how to change that. However, it could also just be because your computer needs more Physical Memory to handle all the tasks you want to do. Think about it. Say your computer has 512MB of Physical Memory. You open enough things so that it fills that 512MB up with data and starts writing to Virtual Memory in order to keep "juggling" all the things you need. Even if your Virtual Memory is set correctly (768MB to 1536MB in this case), that's still not a whole lot. But if your computer has 4GB (4096MB) of Physical Memory, it could easily do everything you need without even having to write to Virtual Memory. So you may be getting Virtual Memory errors, but the real problem may be that you need more Physical Memory.
These days, a computer with 1GB of RAM is ok for surfing the web and using some basic word processing, and that's about it. Depending on what you need to do, 2GB is a good place to start.
Hope this was helpful for you. Good luck!

on Mar 09, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Windows-virtual memory minimum too low. your system is low on virtualmemory.windows is increasing the size of your virtual memory plugin file.during this process,memory request for some applications maybe...


Right-click 'My Computer' and select properties.
Click 'Advanced' tab.
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Click Settings button.
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Click 'Advanced' tab. Click 'Change' button.
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Select 'System managed size' and click 'Set' button.
Click 'OK' buttons to close all dialog windows.
This will correct your problem.

I hope will vote my answer.

Sep 12, 2011 | PC Desktops

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When i playing online games on my computer it shows a massage of virtual memory low....and the system go to hang.....hw can i solve ths problem...


Virual memory is an area on the Hardrive that "acts" like memory when your RAM gets too full
If your gaming--its better to increase RAM -but here is how to increase the Virtual memory

Go to START> right-click on MY COMPUTER>PROPERTIES>ADVANCED click on SETTINGS under the Performance area-- then click the ADVANCED tab -and you should see an area to change(increase) your Virtual Memory


If this was helpful, please indicate so, if not -comment back so we can dig further to resolve this.

Jan 05, 2011 | PC Desktops

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Low virtual memory and slow loading


Go back into the virtual memory settings, change the settings using the custom size adjustment.
Change the initial size to 650 and the maximum size to 1200, make sure nothig else is checked and click set and then ok and exit out of all windows and reboot the mechine. let me know what happens and if the bubble popup disapears. cheers.

Mar 25, 2010 | PC Desktops

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When I am playing XENO Assault II, it crashes and says virtual Memory error, I have a 256MB ATI Radeon X1300 Pro video card, and 2 gigs of memory. I was thinking about upgrading my processor to a Intel®...


Virtual memory is actually part of a computer's physical memory that comes in the form of memory chips or RAMs. So what right? Well, it is a necessary evil and in order for your computer to run numerous programs simultaneously (at the same time), it looks for areas of RAM (Random Access Memory) that is not currently being used and it copies files over to what is called page files. This is simply a process that allows RAM to free up space and subsequently load new or additional applications. This process is technically called thrashing and the result of it can cause the computer to react somewhat slower in its functions. However, when the computer hard drive (virtual memory) which is slower than the installed memory chips wants to correct itself, it has to constantly swap between the RAM and the hard disk drive.
What Causes These Windows Out of Virtual Memory Error Messages?
  1. The first and foremost probability is that the Windows operating platform page file maximum file size - is too small. You may think your system has a large amount of virtual memory (RAM) because the person that sold you the computer told you so. Well, this may or may not be the actuality if page files are set too low and you are getting error messages. Obviously if you are getting an error message page files are being maxed out and something needs to be changed to correct the situation.
  2. There could have been a power failure or, you shut your computer off incorrectly which led to a file or files becoming corrupted and this subsequent virtual memory message beginning to haunt you. So the two lessons learned here is to have a back-up source of power and, to always get into the practice of properly shutting down Windows via the start button where it reads "Turn off computer" in lieu of simply hitting the power off button.
Okay, so now that you have an idea of what virtual memory is, system thrashing and how it suddenly became an irritant error message, what can be done to make things right in your Windows operating platform?
Realize that although Windows automatically sets both minimum (the amount of RAM installed on your PC + 300 MB) and maximum (3 times the amount of installed RAM) to its page file sizes if you do get that virtual memory error message - then you can do the following steps to increase these minimum and maximum page file sizes;
Re-Setting Windows 2000 virtual page file sizes
  1. Right-click My Computer , and than click Properties
  2. Within System Properties menu box, click Advanced
  3. Click Performance Options . Within this pane (Virtual Memory), click Change to increase the paging file. Take special note that your Windows 2000 minimal value requires at least 126 MB for debugging.
  4. After you change (increase) the setting, click Set, and than click OK to the following message you will receive;
  5. The changes you have made require you to restart your computer before they can take effect.
  6. Click OK to close the Performance Options menu, and than click OK to close the Systems Properties menu.
  7. When prompted to restart your computer, simply respond to Yes
Re-Setting Windows XP virtual page file sizes
  1. Click Start , right click My Computer, and than click Properties
  2. In the System Properties menu box, click the Advanced tab.
  3. In the Performance menu, click Settings
  4. In the Performance Options menu, click upon the Advanced tab.
  5. In the Virtual Memory menu, click Change
  6. Change the Initial and Maximum Value Sizes to a higher value, click Set and than click OK
  7. Click OK to close Performance Options menu, and finally OK to close the Systems Properties menu
Re-Setting Windows Vista virtual page file sizes .
  1. Click on the Start button, click Control Panel, click System and Maintenance, and then click System
  2. In the left pane, click Advanced system settings. If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
  3. On the Advanced menu, under Performance, click Settings
  4. Click the Advanced tab, and then, under Virtual memory menu, click Change
  5. Clear the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives check box.
  6. Under Drive [Volume Label] , click the drive that contains the paging file you want to change.
A CPU upgrade would be a good idea, the core 2 duo is a superb processor.
Also a bit more ram perhaps another gig or two? and maybe a 512mb graphics cards would be good for gaming.
perhaps a better power supply too as E520 was not really designed for gaming.

Feb 24, 2009 | Dell Dimension E520 PC Desktop

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Windows Virtual Memory Minimum is Low


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.....

Dec 30, 2008 | HP Pavilion a620n (PC028A) PC Desktop

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Get message, window virtual memory minimum too low


  1. Right-click the My Computer icon and select Properties.
  2. Select the Advanced tab, and, under Performance, select the Settings button.
  3. Select the Advanced tab again, and, under the Virtual Memory area, select Change.
  4. Select Custom Size, and set the Initial Size to at least 1.5 times the amount of physical memory, although 3000 is a good number; then set the Maximum Size at least 500 above the Initial Size.
  5. Click the Set button to the right of those 2 spaces and then OK all the way back to the Desktop.

Dec 29, 2008 | Dell Dimension 8200 PC Desktop

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Virtual Memory error


Dear
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

Oct 19, 2008 | PC Desktops

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