Expanding my virtual memory



whitto100
07-10-2005, 12:39 AM
Hi
I have recently upgraded from '98 to XP and keep getting a message "virtual
memory too low". How can I expand the size of my pc's virtual memroy.
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T J Whitworth

Malke
07-10-2005, 12:39 AM
whitto100 wrote:

> Hi
> I have recently upgraded from '98 to XP and keep getting a message
> "virtual memory too low". How can I expand the size of my pc's virtual
> memroy.

That error message can be misleading. First of all, we don't know how
much physical memory you have. Windows 98 needed far less than XP does.
For very basic computing, you don't want less than 256MB of RAM for XP.
For more intensive work (games, graphics, video, etc.) then 512MB is
better. So if you don't have at least 256MB of RAM, you need to
increase it. Look in your computer's manual to find out what kind of
RAM you need.

If you have the right amount of physical memory, make sure that you
don't have too many services/programs starting with Windows. This would
also include making sure that your computer is malware-free. Here are
some links to help you with that:

http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/slowcom.htm
http://aumha.org/a/health.htm - Take Out the Trash (section 4)
http://castlecops.com/StartupList.html
http://www.pacs-portal.co.uk/startup_index.htm
http://www.theeldergeek.com/services_guide.htm
How to Troubleshoot By Using the Msconfig Utility in Windows XP -
http://support.microsoft.com/?id=310560

Malke
--
MS-MVP Windows User/Shell
Elephant Boy Computers
www.elephantboycomputers.com
"Don't Panic"

Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers
07-10-2005, 12:39 AM
Hi whitto100,

> Hi
> I have recently upgraded from '98 to XP and keep getting a message
> "virtual memory too low". How can I expand the size of my pc's virtual
> memroy. --
> T J Whitworth

Control Panel/System/Advanced tab, click on performance settings. Go to the
advanced tab, then click change. Make sure that there is not a low upper
limit, and it may help to increase the initial size.

It may also be that the existing pagefile is corrupt. If so, disable it and
reboot. Then restart it.

--
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

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:40 AM
whitto100 wrote:

> Hi
> I have recently upgraded from '98 to XP and keep getting a message "virtual
> memory too low". How can I expand the size of my pc's virtual memroy.

http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpvm.htm

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User


Expanding my virtual memory