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Keep Getting Pop-up Saying Virtual Memory Is Low.

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#1 slobbadobba


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Posted 28 September 2007 - 02:05 PM

Get a pop-up now and then saying 'Virtual Memory' is low. What is VM and how is it low when I have 2GB of RAM. It only happens certain times i'm on the net. Explanation about Virtual Memory please guys. :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 02:33 PM

This seems to explain it rather well, including the page file:
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Posted 28 September 2007 - 02:39 PM

Basically, the Page File (Virtual Memory) is what your operating system uses when it runs low on RAM resources.
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The minimum, should be 1.5 times the amount of RAM you have.
The maximum, should be at least, three times your memory.

With 2 GB of RAM, I don't think a lack of RAM is the problem.
You might have it set too low, or there could be other problems, such as Malware.
Have you updated, and run your antivirus?
Have you done any online virus scans?
Have you run any Spyware/Malware programs?

If you want to try adjusting your VM:
Click Start / Control Panel / Performance and Maintenance / System / Advanced tab
Under Performance click the Settings button.
Click the Advanced tab.
Under Virtual Memory, click the Change button.
Under Paging file size for selected drive, put a tick next to Custom size:.
Make your changes.
Then click the Set button.
Click OK.
Click Apply.
Click OK.
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