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Clayton
07-10-2005, 12:24 AM
I am running 2GB memory in my notebook and was wondering if it was true that
my Initial and Maximum Sizes should be set to 200, it also says in Virtual
Memory that the Recommended should be 3058MB

Rich Barry
07-10-2005, 12:24 AM
Clayton, check out this Article
http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/xpvm.php

"Clayton" <claytonbNOSPAM@xtra.co.nz> wrote in message
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>I am running 2GB memory in my notebook and was wondering if it was true
>that my Initial and Maximum Sizes should be set to 200, it also says in
>Virtual Memory that the Recommended should be 3058MB
>
>

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 12:25 AM
Hi,

Initial, sure. Maximum, never. Best to use system managed unless you fully
understand the implications of altering the pagefile settings. Setting a
maximum, regardless of the amount of installed memory, can cause "out of
memory" errors as many programs will still reserve memory pages while
initializing and running.

--
Best of Luck,

Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
Windows help - www.rickrogers.org

"Clayton" <claytonbNOSPAM@xtra.co.nz> wrote in message
news:ePVcYd2VFHA.3588@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>I am running 2GB memory in my notebook and was wondering if it was true
>that my Initial and Maximum Sizes should be set to 200, it also says in
>Virtual Memory that the Recommended should be 3058MB
>
>

Clayton
07-10-2005, 12:25 AM
ok thanks, I'll use system managed


"Rick "Nutcase" Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> Initial, sure. Maximum, never. Best to use system managed unless you fully
> understand the implications of altering the pagefile settings. Setting a
> maximum, regardless of the amount of installed memory, can cause "out of
> memory" errors as many programs will still reserve memory pages while
> initializing and running.
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Associate Expert - WindowsXP Expert Zone
> www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
>
> "Clayton" <claytonbNOSPAM@xtra.co.nz> wrote in message
> news:ePVcYd2VFHA.3588@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
>>I am running 2GB memory in my notebook and was wondering if it was true
>>that my Initial and Maximum Sizes should be set to 200, it also says in
>>Virtual Memory that the Recommended should be 3058MB
>>
>>
>
>


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