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Windows-virtual Memory Minimum Too Low.


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#1 daveyboy154

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 07:11 AM

Hi Everyone

I have a problem with Windows X Home (SP2) whilst playing Civilization 4. After an hour or so playing the machine becomes incredibly slow and eventually, when I exit, the following messages pops up:

"Windows-Virtual memory minimum too low. Your system is low on virtual memory.Windows is increasing the size of your virtual memory paging files. During this process,memory requests for some applications may be denied.For more information see help."

I have run a search on these forums and found a post which was something similar, but related to updating ethernet drivers to fix a memory leak. Sadly, I am not sure how to do that!

I am running a 2.2 AMD processor with 512mb memory and a radeon X800 pro graphics card (with up to date drivers and direct x 9.0c)

Sorry if that isn't enough info - I am not totally sure what to post but if you can help and need more info, please ask.

Thanks in advance for your help!

Dave

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Posted 09 November 2005 - 10:53 AM

How much hard drive space do you have free? When was the last time you did a disk cleanup. I recommend downloading cCleaner if you don't have it and using it everytime you boot. Look int he cCleaneroptions and tick run on startup.
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Posted 09 November 2005 - 11:20 AM

First thing you can try is to turn off things you have running in the background.

Secondly you can go to Start, right-click My Computer and select Properties. Select the Advanced tab and then go to Performance Settings. Then again select the Advanced tab and there, under Virtual Memory, you can you can change how much harddrive is used for virtual memory.

When you get a Virtual Memory too low in a gaming situation, you should think about getting more RAM.
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Posted 09 November 2005 - 05:00 PM

Thanks for both replies.

I have 137GB free on my hard drive, with 47GB used and did a defrag and ran registryfix a couple of days ago.

Thanks to the above post, I have changed the memory page size to the maximum and also stumbled accross the tab to update the drivers for all the hardware, which I have done anyway (only a couple had newer drivers, mostly network cards.)

If all else fails, I will open the cheque book for some more RAM. Is 512 not much to have these days?

Thanks again for your help, much appreciated,

Dave

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Posted 10 November 2005 - 05:33 AM

Is 512 not much to have these days?

You're will be able to play games with 512MB for some time yet, but it has gotten so far that games easily use more than 512MB, up to over 1GB, so even 2GB isn't overkill.
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Posted 10 November 2005 - 09:57 AM

Thanks Mr Alpha, in addition to the above steps and I changed the settings on the ATI control panel to balaned rather than having everything on maximum quality. That, combined with the other steps above has made a massive difference.

I think I will get some more memory anyway though,

Thanks for the advice,

Dave




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