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#1 jay4961

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 11:54 AM

I have troubles when i use yahoo messenger and have inteernet explorer open and out look. I get a message saying i am low on virtual memory. I have to shut down explorer or out look or often both to use messenger. Is this common? I freind thought i may have a run away program? Love some help with this

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 12:01 PM

Hi jay4961, and welcome to BleepingComputer.

How much RAM do you have?

How large is your hard drive, and how much free space do you have on it?

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 12:04 PM

i believe 516 ram and an 80 gig HD is what i have here not real comp savy but i can check if you can direct me to how to do it

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 12:06 PM

I just checked the drive- i have 45 g free space available

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 12:11 PM

checked the RAM it is 512 not 516 sorry!

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 12:26 PM

Start, right-click on My Compter, select Properties...click Advanced tab.

Click the Settings button under Performance...click the Advanced tab. Write down the number under Virtual Memory, click the Change tab. Select System Managed Size...push the Set button, click OK. if System Managed Size is already selected, just click OK...OK...OK.

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 12:34 PM

I translated that one, no problem.

Usually when you get into applications that produce a drain on you memory (RAM) the hdd will act as a back up to it, it is much slower and can cause this message to occur. 512MB of RAM just barely gets XP going, most everyone I know uses at least 1GB of RAM.

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 12:48 PM

it has worked fine for nearly 4 uears up until a month ago or so. should i try to add RAM to the system then?




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