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#1 ac98521

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 12:21 AM

i am using a computer with

1 GB Ram
2.66HGz Processor
A Core 2 Duo
with
virtual memory of 2046 minimum and 4092 as max
Disk space total is 74.5GB

I am planning to increase the virtual memory. By how much should be the max increase I make? can I set the minimum to 4000 or higher? how about the maximum?

Edited by ac98521, 22 November 2012 - 12:22 AM.


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#2 jhayz

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 01:53 AM

Why do you want to change it? The best performance is already the default settings or system managed. Perhaps adding more RAM sticks and a better hard drive would most likely be your solution...

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Posted 22 November 2012 - 02:53 AM

A non-technical way of appreciating the ineffectiveness of more virtual memory is to imagine the memory allocation space Windows wants is represented by 40 people who need transport across the country. They have a 20 seat jet plane and a 30 seat bus. Someone suggests it will be better if they get a larger bus...

As jhayz indicates, only a larger plane (more RAM) or a much faster bus (high performance hard drive) will benefit in getting the job done faster.

Edited by Platypus, 22 November 2012 - 02:54 AM.

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Posted 24 November 2012 - 05:53 AM

Hello -
Please post the Make and Model of your computer so better / more specific advice can be offered -
We can then see if "a larger plane (more RAM) or a much faster bus (high performance hard drive)" is the better option :)

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:24 PM

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Posted 27 December 2012 - 07:34 PM

Hi redroset - what was the intent of your post?
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Posted 28 December 2012 - 05:27 AM

I don't think he understands that virtual memory is increased automatically by Windows and is usually a symptom of not enough RAM. His likely solution is to add RAM.




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