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medallion

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This question maybe belongs in 98/ME section, but here goes.
How related are 'physical memory', the one we stick in and virtual memory. Clipboard is virtual memory, yes? Swap Files are virtual memory, yes ? Reason i ask is on one machine i've seen ridiculous clipboard deficiencies Plus i've seen evidence of either bad ram (its new at that, the cheap via only generic ) Or board not agreeing with ram ( freezes ).

How much does if any, virtual memory rely on the 128 stick Or are they two separate things?

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medallion hi :)

virtual memory = swapfile which is a file on the harddrive which windows uses "as if it were" ram - kinda like an overflow/extra ram.

The clipboard will use either - hopefully just ram but its not really important.

virtual memory is linked to ram in that the more ram you have, the less virtual memory needed - and vice-versa.

If you are having memory problems, run memtest86 ( freeware ) to check its not bad ram.

If ram is ok - increase max virtual memory size ( make sure you have adequate space on the harddrive )

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