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You need to upgrade your "Ram" should have atleast 512 to 1 gig. Pending on if your pc can handle an upgrade. If your unformillar with this take the pc to bestbuy geeksquad they will only charge $39 bucks to install.

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How can i free space for my virtual memory ?i don't need a solution for increasing the size of virtual memory instead i want to free space that has been occupied in the virtual memory.


Hey, You got to free space on your hard drive. The virtual memory resides on your hard drive. but if the hard drive is getting full, this will reduce the virtual memory. So make home for virtual memory by free space on your hard drive.

Apr 27, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2 for...

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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 | Computers & Internet

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Virtual memory Information.


Tutorial Objective

This tutorial talks about anything about the virtual memory and how much virtual memory you need for your system.


Tutorial Introduction & Background

Today application is getting bigger and bigger. Therefore, it requires a bigger system memory in order for the system to hold the application data, instruction, and thread and to load it. The system needs to copy the application data from the HDD into the system memory in order for it to process and execute the data. Once the memory gets filled up with data, the system will stop loading the program. In this case, users need to add more memory onto their system to support that intense application. However, adding more system memory costs the money and the normal user only needs to run the the intense application that requires the memory only for one or two days. Therefore, virtual memory is introduced to solve that type of problem.


Terminology & Explanation

There are two types of memory, which are as follows:

* System Memory is a memory that is used to store the application data and instruction in order for the system to process and execute that application data and instruction. When you install the memory sticks to increase the system RAM, you are adding more system memory. System Memory can be known as either the physical memory or the main memory.

* Virtual Memory is a memory that uses a portion of HDD space as the memory to store the application data and instruction that the system deemed it doesn't need to process for now. Virtual Memory can be known as the logical memory, and it controls by the Operating System, which is Microsoft Windows. Adding the Virtual Memory can be done in system configuration.


Tutorial Information & Facts or Implementation

Virtual Memory is a HDD space that uses some portion of it as the memory. It is used to store application data and instruction that is currently not needed to be process by the system.

During the program loading process, the system will copy the application data and its instruction from the HDD into the main memory (system memory). Therefore the system can use its resources such as CPU to process and execute it. Once the system memory gets filled up, the system will start moving some of the data and instruction that don't need to process anymore into the Virtual Memory until those data and instruction need to process again. So the system can call the next application data and instruction and copy it into the main memory in order for the system to process the rest and load the program. When the data and instruction that is in the Virtual Memory needs to process again, the system will first check the main memory for its space. If there is space, it will simply swap those into the main memory. If there are not any space left for the main memory, the system will first check the main memory and move any data and instructions that doesn't need to be process into the Virtual Memory. And then swap the data and instruction that need to be process by the system from the Virtual Memory into the main memory.

Having too low of Virtual Memory size or large Virtual Memory size (meaning the size that is above double of the system memory) is not a good idea. If you set the Virtual Memory too low, then the OS will keep issuing an error message that states either Not enough memory or Virtual too low. This is because some portion of the system memory are used to store the OS Kernel, and it requires to be remain in the main memory all the time. Therefore the system needs to have a space to store the not currently needed process data and instruction when the main memory get filled up. If you set the Virtual Memory size too large to support the intensive application, it is also not a good idea. Because it will create the performance lagging, and even it will take the HDD free space. The system needs to transfer the application data and instruction back and forth between the Virtual Memory and the System Memory. Therefore, that is not a good idea. The ideal size for the Virtual Memory is the default size of Virtual Memory, and it should not be exceed the value of the triple size of system memory.

To determine how much virtual memory you need, since the user's system contains the different amount of RAM, it is based on the system. By default, the OS will set the appropriate size for Virtual Memory. The default and appropriate size of Virtual Memory is:

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* 1.5 =
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For example, if your system contains 256 MB of RAM, you should set 384 MB for Virtual Memory.

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256 MB of RAM (Main Memory) * 1.5 = 384 MB for Virtual Memory


If you would like to determine how much the Virtual Memory is for your system and/or would like to configure and add more virtual memory, follow the procedure that is shown below. The following procedure is based on windows XP Professional.

1-1) Go to right-click My Computer and choose Properties

1-2) In the System Properties dialog box, go to Advanced tab

1-3) Click Settings button that is from the Performance frame

1-4) Once the Performance Options shows up on the screen, go to Advanced tab

1-5) Under the Advanced tab, click the Change button from the Virtual Memory frame to access to the Virtual Memory setting

Then the Virtual Memory dialog box appears on the screen. In there, you are able to check how much the Virtual Memory you set. If you would like to modify the size of Virtual Memory, follow the procedure that is shown below.

2-1) In there, select the drive letter that is used to install the Operating System

2-2) Choose the option that says, "Custom Size:"

Once you choose that option, the setting for Initial Size and Maximum Size become available for you to set. Initial Size (MB) means the actual size of Virtual Memory, and Maximum Size (MB) means the maximum size of Virtual Memory that is allowed to use.

Let's say if your system contains 512 MB of RAM, then the ideal setting for the Virtual Memory is as follows:

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Initial Size (MB): 768
Maximum Size (MB): 1500


Once you are happy with that Virtual Memory size, click the Set button from Paging file size for selected drive to apply the setting for the Virtual Memory size. Then click the OK button to apply the setting.

That's where you can manage and configure for the size of Virtual Memory.


Additional Information

* To maintain the good overall system performance, you should be using the default size of actual size for Virtual Memory and the triple the value of the size of the main memory for the maximum size of Virtual Memory. If you find that main memory plus virtual memory is not big enough to load the intensive application, then you will need to add more main memory onto your system.


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on Dec 02, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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Virtual memory low, not sure how much I have got and what I can upgrade to? My desktop ser no is 11419107876?


I assume that you got a little balloon in the
bottom right-hand corner announcing that your
virtual memory is low and that Windows is
adjusting it. If this happens just once, don't
worry.

As the message said, Windows found a problem
and fixed it. But if it happens repeatedly,
it could be that your settings don't allow
Windows to make the necessary adjustment.

First, make sure your drive isn't overly full.
In Windows Explorer, right-click the drive
icon and choose Properties.
If the amount of free space is under about
10 percent, you'll need to free up some space.
You can use the Disk Cleanup button right next
to the free space indicator, or manually move
some files to off-line storage,
or uninstall unnecessary applications whatever
it takes to get more free space.

If low drive space isn't the problem, the
virtual-memory settings may be wrong.
Right-click My Computer and choose
Properties. Click the Advanced tab.
Click the Settings button in the
Performance panel.

Click the Advanced tab in the Performance dialog.
Click the Change button in the Virtual
memory panel. Whew! This setting is buried
quite thoroughly!
Look for the System managed size option,
select it if it isn't already selected,
and then click OK, OK, OK. That should end the
warnings.

Aug 17, 2010 | Targa Computers & Internet

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"Virtual Memory Low" error message on IBM Thinkpad T30


Right-click on "My Computer", goto "Properties".

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!

Nov 25, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad A31 Notebook

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I am frequently getting the warning "Virtual memory low" etc... am therefore wondering how to trouble shoot the RAM memory cards or other things which may be causing this problem. Computer worked fine for...


Virtual memory is the space on your Hard Drive which can be reserved for computer to be used as a RAM. You can change the size of you Virtual memory by performing the following steps:

Click on Start, Right click My computer, click Properties. It will open the system properties window. Click on Advanced TAB, there will be a section called Performance, Click settings under performance, it will open the Performance Options window. Then click on the Advanced Tab and look for Virtual Memory at the bottom. Click on the Change button to change the size of the Virtual memory. You can allow the system to choose the size or you can manually select the size of your Hard Disk to be used as Virtual Memory. If you select the option for system managed size, you computer will automatically increase the size of you Virtual memory whenever needed. Once you select the desired option, Click Set and then click the OK button. Close the performance Option by clicking ok and also close the System properties by clicking OK.

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Nov 16, 2009 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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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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Pc problem


Try freeing some space using Disk Cleanup. You can also try deleting files stored in the history through internet options.

May 08, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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When on line after a fews minuits i lock up and have to restart explorer


1. there may be conflicting softwares on your pc,try to uninstall them.

2.perform a virus scan to be sure it is not infected by virus.Avast antivirus 4.7 would be fine

3.if there is a virtual memory warning on your pc it means you have to free more space on your hard disk as virtual memory problem can cause a system to hault

Apr 22, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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Slow


Yes. With a typical default configuration you should keep an amount of disk space free on the C: drive as this is where your virtual memory or page file sits. When the computers ram fills up, the OS writes some of that memory to disk (virtual memory) so that it can free up real hardware memory (which is fast) for running apps. When disk space is restricted on the C: drive memory management becomes more innefficient as things need to be erased from memory and then reloaded rather than just swapped from the virtual memory on the disk. Worse than slowness if you completely run out of space your system will freeze up.

You should make sure your c: drive does not fill up. Also if you have another drive (such as a d:drive) with more space you can change where the virtual memory resides and place it there so that it can grow as it needs to.

Jan 08, 2008 | Audio Players & Recorders

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