I hope you can help me. My PC keeps saying its very low on virtual memory and its going really slow and the screen keeps freezing, is there anything I can do to speed up my computer and get more virtual memory ?
Is there any free downloads or tips you think will help...so far I have defragmented, disc cleaned and I have started to use a program called Glary Utilities, but none of his is helping.
I hope someone can help as I'm wasting a lot of time staring at a frozen screen these days and its really frustrating.
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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.
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.
Right click My Computer, go to Properties, Advanced, Performance settings, Advanced, Change. You can choose a custom size, but don't go too high or let the system manage the file. Never go without a paging file.
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.
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. Please keep me informed
Temporary internet files could harm your pc if the files contents virus, this could also slow your pc because if you have files that was infected with virus specifically the application files. Those files were automatically load into the services and in the processes and also in the start up without your consent. If all these files will run in the system this will cause " a low virtual memory" because the memory speicified was use by these useless and annoying application.
If you encounter these problem i would suggest that scan you computer with a potent antivirus, you should empty the temporary files and the recycled bin.
If you are sure that the computer is virus free and still encountering the "low virtual memory" you can increase your virtual memory by doing these:
1 right click my computer and then properties
2. click the advance tab
3. in the performance., click setting
4. then " advance tab"
5. in the virtual memory click change
6. check custom setting
7. in the initial size double the size of your memory
7. maximum double the initial size you setted.
If these will not solve the problem i would recommend you to format and reinstall your system.