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Virtual memory it says its low so can i get help with that

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Re: virtual memory

Yes upgrading your ram (random access memory) helps alot

also incressing your virtual memory paging file might work if it is set 2 low.

Windows XP loadTOCNode(2, 'resolution'); 1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties. 2. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab. 3. In the Performance pane, click Settings. 4. In the Performance Options dialog box, click the Advanced tab. 5. In the Virtual memory pane, click Change. 6. Change the Initial size value and the Maximum size value to a higher value, click Set, and then click OK. 7. Click OK to close the Performance Options dialog box, and then click OK to close the System Properties dialog box.

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wgich windows XP or Vista tell so i can tell u in detail

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SOURCE: dell inspiron me051 virtual memory low message

Adding RAM will help. but normally virtual memory errors occur when the hard drive is nearly full and the system doesn't have room to write to the swapfile as much as the system wants to write.
To run optimally, the system should have at least 10% of the HDD free for WIndows use.

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I want to increase my virtual memory to add an educational program for my son but the system says needs 3mb to run program and virtual memory low help someone

How much memory does the laptop have? Click Start/Control Panel/System. Look for How much Ram you have on the system. Then we can check to see if it can be increased.

May 30, 2012 | Toshiba Satellite A105 Notebook


Virtual Memory too low Warning Trouble in win xp and vista

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, <br /> Right click on My computer --&gt; 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. <br /> 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. Solution 2: 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. <br /> Right click on My computer icon and click properties. <br /> 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

on Apr 04, 2011 | PC Laptops

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Hi Yeyek0905,

Good day!

I understand that your computer is running on Low memory.

If you have budget, it would be best to upgrade your RAM but then you may try the following solutions below:

For Low Virtual memory on Windows XP:
1. Click Start, then open the Control Panel.
2. Select Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.
3. Click the Advanced tab.
4. Under Performance, choose Settings.
5. Click the Advanced tab.
6. Under Virtual memory, click Change.
7. Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file (virtual memory) settings that you want to change. In almost every case, this will be your C: drive.
8. Click to select the "System managed size" option, then click Set.
9. Click OK three times and restart your computer

For Low Virtual memory on Windows Vista and windows 7:

1. Click Start, then open the Control Panel then select on Systems.
2. Click on advanced tab and select on settings for the performance option.
2. Select o the advanced tab then check on Virtual Memory(Change).

Uncheck the "Automatically manage paging file size", and select 'Custom Size'.
Increased the size based on the Recommended levels+200mb

You may also do the following to free up some space:

1. Delete Temporary files
a. Click on start and type in %temp% on the run option.
b. Delete all your temporary files.

2. Do a disk clean up.
a. Click on Start
b. Accessories
c. System tools
d. Select on disk clean up.

I hope this helps.

Best regards,


Jan 02, 2011 | PC Laptops

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My computer often has the message: virtual memory is low; windows is increasing virtual memory. What can I do to fix this?

Uninstall programs not used at all. Even the ones that came with this PC when new OR purchase more memory

Jul 17, 2010 | Dell Inspiron 8500 Notebook

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Dell inspiron me051 virtual memory low message , has 504mb ram. will adding more memory help?

Adding RAM will help. but normally virtual memory errors occur when the hard drive is nearly full and the system doesn't have room to write to the swapfile as much as the system wants to write.
To run optimally, the system should have at least 10% of the HDD free for WIndows use.

Jan 12, 2010 | Dell PC Laptops

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I get a "virtual memory is low" error message. How do I correct

You have two different & independent problems. I will solve them one by one.

First of all, for increasing VIRTUAL MEMORY you should Right Click on "MY COMPUTER" then choose "Properties", then goto "Advanced" tab and then in "Performance" frame click "Settings" and then again goto "Advanced" tab and there you will see a "Virtual Memory" frame and then click on "Set" and increase the size of your virtual memory.

Second problem is due to installing many instances of XP. You can re-format your whole drive again and you will enjoy a fresh & single copy of XP again.

if you finds any difficulty or any doubt is there then feel free to contact me again.

If this solution was helpful to you then please rate 100% (or FIXYA) for this solution, otherwise don't rate at all. It was my pleasure helping you.
With regards,
Shyny Saxena

Jun 29, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1300 Notebook

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Low virtual memory

You have to increase the Virtual memory.

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Mar 04, 2009 | Dell Inspiron 1300 Notebook

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My acer aspire 5600 warned that I am running out of memory. My "D" drive says there is 30g of free space. How do I use it?

I think the computer actually said you were running low on Virtual Memory ... memory is the physical ram installed in your machine ... virtual memory is an area of hard drive the computer uses to store data when in runs out of "real" memory .....hard drive space is nothing to do with memory.

Ok, that got that cleared up :-) .... now the quickest way to get over low virtual memory problems is to install more RAM. For XP you should really have a minimum of 512mb .... 1gb is probably optimum. For Vista you should really have a minimum of 2gb.

So if your laptop has less than 512mb(xp) or 2gb(vista), the first thing to do would be to upgrade the memory.

Virtual memory problems should only ever crop up when you are running multiple applications .... so just try and keep the amount of programs you have running to a minimum. Instead of just minimizing programs, try to close them down to save memory.

Jan 01, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5600 Series 5630-6951 Laptop

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Virtual memory

You have to set your system to control the virtual memory....

In the Virtual Memory settings you have 3 options:

1- personalized size

2- size managed by the system

3- without pagefile

Select and set the second Option....apply and click in Ok....
Good Luck!

Dec 09, 2008 | Toshiba Satellite M105-S1021 Notebook

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Low virtual memory

Virtual memory means you're running out of memory, so it's using your hard drive storage as memory. This is slow. This is an indication you: Have too little memory and need to run fewer programs or install more memory; and also increase the size of your virtual memory, which will also make your disk space tighter. If you are really pinching the computer that badly, you may want to consider buying a new laptop altogether -- the prices have come down a -lot- just in the 2 1/2 years since you bought that. Anyway, to work around the immediate problem:

Your Gateway came with Windows XP Home Edition. Click Start: Control Panels. See if you can find the Performance control panel, possibly by switching to "Classic view." In there, look for the memory tab. Find the virtual memory section. It may be set to "Let Windows decide." change it to at least 1000mb.

You can get a bigger hard drive (after buying an external case to move stuff over) and upgrade your memory to as much as 1.25gb; but you may find those purchases to not be sensible relative to the price of a new laptop. Memory is cheap and relatively easy; the hard drive is more difficult and will set you back at least $100 if you do it yourself.

Dec 05, 2008 | Gateway 7210GX Notebook

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