Slow computer



Rob graham
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
Occasionally my PC goes slow. I cannot see why it does it. Today it's been
fine, yesterday not so. I note that the paging file has an initial size of
384 mb and a maximum of 768 mb, and is currently running at 441 mb. If I
increase the size, is there a downside to this? I haven't understood why
Windows has restricted itself to 768 mb. Mind you, I'm not sure that this
would cure my problem - which seems intermittent - but I do occasionally get
a message saying that I'm running short of memory and Windows is increasing
the size of the virtual memory.

Rob Graham

D@annyBoy
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
how about some detailed info on your hardware

While sipping a glass of wine, I read that Rob graham wrote in
news:d7mv51$55h$1@nwrdmz02.dmz.ncs.ea.ibs-infra.bt.com


> Occasionally my PC goes slow. I cannot see why it does it. Today it's been
> fine, yesterday not so. I note that the paging file has an initial size of
> 384 mb and a maximum of 768 mb, and is currently running at 441 mb. If I
> increase the size, is there a downside to this? I haven't understood why
> Windows has restricted itself to 768 mb. Mind you, I'm not sure that this
> would cure my problem - which seems intermittent - but I do occasionally get
> a message saying that I'm running short of memory and Windows is increasing
> the size of the virtual memory.
>
> Rob Graham
>

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:56 AM
Rob graham wrote:

> Occasionally my PC goes slow. I cannot see why it does it. Today it's been
> fine, yesterday not so. I note that the paging file has an initial size of
> 384 mb and a maximum of 768 mb, and is currently running at 441 mb. If I
> increase the size, is there a downside to this? I haven't understood why
> Windows has restricted itself to 768 mb. Mind you, I'm not sure that this
> would cure my problem - which seems intermittent - but I do occasionally get
> a message saying that I'm running short of memory and Windows is increasing
> the size of the virtual memory.
>
> Rob Graham
>
>

Didn't you read that article whose link I posted for you about virtual
memory and setting the page file?

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Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User


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