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Virtual Memory Extremly Low


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#1 Stefke

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 10:13 AM

Hello
I am having problems with my virtual memory it is very low,about from 15-30MB and it causes problems for my computer. I have 256 RAM and about 16+13 GB free on my hard drive(C and D partitions),so what should i do?

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 10:21 AM

have you manually limited the swap file in any way? Xp will expand it upon need up to 2 gigs or more?
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 11:19 AM

i have no idea...can you tell me how to check whether i have done that?

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 11:24 AM

open taskmanager


To open Windows Task Manager, right-click an empty space on the taskbar, and then click Task Manager.


under processes look to see what's using a lot of memory

under performance look at physical memory and see what's available
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 11:41 AM

well nothing special is using up the memory...and the usage is normal...about 80MB is used without firefox of course
the physical memory:
total 261616
available 3840
system cache 51660

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 12:30 PM

well nothing special is using up the memory...and the usage is normal...about 80MB is used without firefox of course
the physical memory:
total 261616
available 3840
system cache 51660



4 megs available is not enough to do anything with

you are loading way too much into startup/bootup for xp and only having 256 megs of ram
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Posted 30 April 2008 - 02:22 PM

so you are saying i should get more RAM?

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 02:37 PM

more ram would certainly help but there's probably a lot more you could do to isolate or fix your problem

http://users.telenet.be/bluepatchy/miekiem...owcomputer.html
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