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Virtual memory I keep getting a popup saying my virtual memory is low and that windows is upping it but then my computer screws up immediately, Does anyone know what this is about?

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The topic of Virtual Memory can be confusing for some folks, but I'll try to explain it as best I can (starting with the basics).
RAM, or, "Random Access Memory", exists in every computer. RAM are actually pieces of hardware (chips) and are used to store temporary data. The temporary data is then used for computation by the CPU (Central Processing Unit) at a later time.
So, for example: when you double click to view a movie file on your computer, it is first loaded into RAM (a chunk at a time), then moved to the CPU (Central Processing Unit) where it is processed and decoded, and eventually output to the screen and sound card. And voila, you have your movie.
RAM is also known as "Primary Memory". Comparatively, Virtual Memory (also known as Secondary Memory or Page Memory) is used in place of Primary Memory, but only if there is no Primary Memory available at the time.
Since Virtual Memory is stored on the hard drive, it is significantly slower than RAM; therefore, virtual memory usage should be avoided whenever possible. To compare: hard drive speeds are measured in Milliseconds (MS) where as RAM speeds are measured in Nanoseconds (NS). Generally speaking, the more RAM a computer has, the faster, or "more optimized" it is -- especially when switching between tasks.
If you are constantly getting the message that your system needs to increase Virtual Memory settings and you're not overworking the PC, I would suspect a memory leak. This is, of course, assuming that you haven't played with your virtual memory settings in Windows (it's best to leave it alone or restore to default).


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look in Control Panel: System, Advanced, Performance, Settings, Advanced, Virtual Memory. I believe it's in a similar location in other versions of Windows.

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Compaq Presario SR1303WM, I keep getting a popup bubble saying my virtual memory is low and my computer runs slow. Can this problem be fixed?


Hi there,
This is very easy to fix,You can buy and add more memory with this tool; http://www.crucial.com/
It will scan your computer and give you information that you need.Memory is the best bang for the buck.It is all so easy to change it your self by going to start> control > panel > system >In the left pane, click Advanced system settings.This is the Microsoft.com page that explains the whole procedure.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Change-the-size-of-virtual-memory

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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!

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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.

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Windows XP Virtual Memory is low. How can I regain memory?


Virtual memory is "memory" on your hard drive, not actual memory. The best way to regain this is reboot and shut down some of the stuff that runs automatically when you DO boot up.

(This Virtual memory is space set aside on your hard drive that the processor moves data into and out of like it would put data on a memory module ... but in comparing the two, the virtual memory is SLOW.)


You can increase the size of your virtual memory to anything you want. Some say too large a allocation will slow you down and too little will cause crashing or slow opertion. You are 99.44% probably set to let Windows manage your virtual memory (default) at this time.

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Low virtual memory


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You have to increase the Virtual memory.

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what it means is it is a popup and the computer is trying to block it but cannot and so the popup is trying to gain acsess to your computer via the internet/a webpage. that is all i know i sorry i hope this helps.

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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...


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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Sound problems and very slow starting up


Click on Start
Click on Run
Type "MSCONFIG" Click OK

A window will Appear for "SYSTEM CONFIGURATION UTILITY"
Click on Startup Tab.
Leave CCAPP,IGFXTRAY,KBD,HCM checked and Uncheck rest all of them.
Click on Apply and ok
it will ask you to restart, so restart the Computer.

Second Step:-

Click on Start
Click on Run Type %Temp% and click ok
A window is going to POPup
Delete all the files from the Window or as much as you can.

Third Step:-
Click on Start
Click on Run
Type "Prefetch" and click ok
A window will popup
Delete all the files from the Window or as much as you can.

Fourth Step:-
Click on Start
Right Click on My computer
Click on Properties
click on Advanced Tab
Click on Setting under Performance
A window for Performance Options Will Popup
Click on Advance again
Click on Change Under Virtual memory
A virtual memory Window will Popup
click and Check the Custom Size button and
Initial Size :- 1536
Maximum Size :- 3072
Click on Set
click Ok on all the windows and restart the Computer again.

Now you are going to see the Difference in performance.





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Virtual Memory..LACK OF


right click on My Computer
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Click on Advanced Tab
under Performance Click Settings
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