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#1 Evenflow

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 10:50 AM

Hello
Question about Virtual Memory.
I just had a gig of RAM installed in my computer.
I had 512 already. Now comp prop says 1.46 GB.
When I right click my computer then click advanced
then click performance settings There are 4 options for settings.
The dot is in Custom on my machine. Then I click advanced tab again
It says Virtual Memory total paging file size for all drives 720mb.
Then I click Change and there is a dot in Custom.
Initial size 720mb. (in white box)
Maximum size 1440mb. (in white box)
Then at bottom of box it says
Minimum allowed 2mb
Recommended 2254mb.
Currently allocated 720mb.

Since I added new Ram should these settings be changed?
If so what should I change Initial size & Maximum size to?

I did do research and it seems to be put in a number 1 1/2 times the RAM
But I am not sure which box to put that in it seems I need 2 numbers initial and maximum


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Posted 31 May 2009 - 10:54 AM

Don't you have the option to let Windows configure your settings?
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#3 Evenflow

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 11:30 AM

Hi
The only place I see anything like that is after
Left click My Computer, Click advanced then click performance settings
it has 4 options
Let windows choose whats best for my computer,
adjust for best appearance, adjust for best performance & custom.
The custom is ticked. There are a lot of things there some with check marks some without.
Then if you clicked advanced there is no more options
just the boxes for the settings.
I dont know why the custom box is ticked. I had this built at a computer shop a couple years ago.
They may have it ticked for some reason or maybe I did for some reason but if so I dont remember.
I have windows XP home.
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#4 Evenflow

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Posted 31 May 2009 - 04:54 PM

Hello
Upon further review under the custom setting where the tick is
there is a system managed size option. I am thinking this is the same as
let windows configure your settings. Just different wording. Anyway I
took the tick out of custom and ticked system managed size and it changed the settings to
Minimum allowed 2mb
Recommended 2254mb
Currently allocated 1503mb
Does this soud right?
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Posted 31 May 2009 - 05:50 PM

Regardless of the readings...the system-managed option is probably the best option for users.

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Posted 01 June 2009 - 06:12 PM

Hello
garmanma & hamluis
Thank you for the replys.
I will stick with the system manage option.
I appreciate the help.
Thanks again.
All the best........
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