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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by computerdumb002, Apr 3, 2008.

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  1. computerdumb002

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    hello, i am a complete beginner with computers, can anyone tell me if virtual memory is connected with RAM? and will extra RAM free up some virtual memory? my computer is saying that it is low on virtual memory... thanks in advance (Y)
     
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    Virtual Memory is essentially an amount of space on your hard drive that windows uses as if it were RAM. It's completely separate from the RAM that is physically installed into your motherboard.

    If you're running Windows XP, you should have 1gb of RAM installed for optimum performance. 512mb is the absolute minimum to operate with any kind of stability, and 2gb is recommended for gaming.
     
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    I'm sorry about this because i'm a complete beginner with computers, but my computer has 1 X 400DDR SD card, is that enough RAM?
     
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