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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cessna123, Apr 10, 2008.

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  1. cessna123

    cessna123 Thread Starter

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    My PC says its short on virtual memory does this mean that if i buy more it will be ok. If someone could give me a brief on what i should doing to rectify this problem. my PC is free from all virus etc etc (My thanks to Blues harp)(y)
     
  2. Mosquito555

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    Virtual memory is space from your hard disk allocated by windows to be used in a similar way as RAM. You can't "upgrade" this memory! What you can do is to check if it is enough. Does your hard disk have enough free space? If not the best thing to do will be to free some space.
    Virtual memory is usually 1.5xRAM size. So you must have at least this amount of space free. Let's assume that you have 512 MBs of RAM. You should free space equal to 768MBs (512x1.5) and so on.

    Also check if virtual memory settings are altered in any unusual way. Right click on my computer/properties/advanced/under performance field click settings/advanced and look in the lower field. By clicking change you can alter virtual memory's size if something is wrong.

    Adding more RAM or a bigger disk will help your PC's performance. Please post back with more details regarding the parts of your machine (RAM and HDD sizes) if you don't manage to solve your problem by reading my post. :)
     
  3. cessna123

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    Solved: Virtual memory, with thanks to Mosquito555
     
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