-=PCTechTalk=- Re: Virtual Memory

Right-click My Computer, then Properties.
Click the Advanced tab, then Performance/Settings button, then Advanced 
tab, then Virtual Memory Change button.

Terry

 milady wrote:

>is there another way to reach this besides help and support?--I don't come 
>up with ANYTHING that says changing anything to do with virtual 
>memory...it's all very generic...
>ML
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Don" <dsw32952@xxxxxxxxx>
>To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Monday, January 02, 2006 7:31 AM
>Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: Virtual Memory
>
>
>In Windows Xp click START and then Help and Support.
>In the search box type in virtual memory.
>In the resulting list of topics, click on Change the size of the virtual
>memory paging file.
>Follow the instructions in the right hand pane.
>
>The current settings will be displayed.  Change it as required.  The default
>setting is 1.5 times the amount of RAM (if you have 512MB of RAM the default
>setting should be 768MB.
>
>If you are doing a lot of memory intensive work, such as editing movies or
>use a lot of memory hog software you may need a larger page file.
>
>While reading the help file, click on a few of the related topics and read
>up a bit before you make changes.
>
>Don
>
>
>----- Original Message ----- 
>From: "Christine" <poppy0206@xxxxxxx>
>To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Monday, January 02, 2006 9:30 AM
>Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: Virtual Memory
>
>
>  
>
>>HI,  I think I had this happen to me once and I went in and changed some
>>settings, made the number higher.  I will try to recall what I did and get
>>back with you later today, maybe it will help you, it did m e.
>>
>>
>>Christine
>>----- Original Message ----- 
>>From: "davisunit" <davist@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>>To: <pctechtalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>>Sent: Monday, January 02, 2006 9:12 AM
>>Subject: -=PCTechTalk=- Re: Virtual Memory
>>
>>
>>    
>>
>>>Basically, when physical (fast) ram that is installed on the motherboard
>>>is being consumed by programs, and the computer needs more, it will
>>>resort to converting a portion of the hard drive to virtual (slow) ram.
>>>Possible reasons for errors could be:  You are pushing the limits of
>>>your physical ram, and your hard drive free space is running low (so can
>>>no longer rely on required virtual ram), or Windows itself or a program
>>>is not functioning properly, or the Virtual memory settings are not what
>>>they should be, or a corrupted swap file, etc.
>>>
>>>Easiest start is to confirm you have enough free space on the hard drive.
>>>
>>>Terry
>>>
>>>
>>>Kathy wrote:
>>>
>>>      
>>>
>>>>How do I fix the virtual memory on my computer. I had a message to say I
>>>>was out of virtual memory and my computer wouldn't shut down or load
>>>>anything. I had to switch off from the mains. When I switched on I did a
>>>>System Restore and got it working again. What else should I do please????
>>>>Kathy C
>>>>

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