My computer keeps saying its low on virtual memory?
Question: I removed all the old pics/files i had on my computer, and i removed old software i dont need or i dont use. I hardly have anything on my computer now, just limeWire and a couple other things. it still says its low on virtual memory, i have turned my computer off and restarted it. why is it still saying this?
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It basically means it doesn't have much memory left. Your computer runs on two types of memory, physical and virtual. Physical memory is "physically" inside of your computer, sitting on the motherboard. Virtual is stored on the hard drive, and should automatically expand when it becomes low. Since it doesn't look it is, I need you to go to your start menu, then right click on My Computer and hit Properties. Now click on the Advanced tab, and under the Performance section, click Settings. Now click the Advanced tab again, and under Virtual Memory, click change. Finally, with your current hard drive selected, click the System managed size radio button, then click set and OK. Now OK out of all of the other windows, and when it asks you to restart, click Ok. Hope I helped.
ou must be logged on as an administrator or a member of the Administrators group in order to complete this procedure. If your computer is connected to a network, network policy settings may also prevent you from completing this procedure. 1. Open System in Control Panel. 2. On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings. 3. On the Advanced tab, under Virtual memory, click Change. 4. Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file you want to change. 5. Under Paging file size for selected drive, click Custom size, and type a new paging file size in megabytes in the Initial size (MB) or Maximum size (MB) box, and then click Set. If you decrease the size of either the initial or maximum page file settings, you must restart your computer to see the effects of those changes. Increases typically do not require a restart. Note • To open System, click Start, click Control Panel, click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System. • To have Windows choose the best paging file size, click System managed size. • For best performance, do not set the initial size to less than the minimum recommended size under Total paging file size for all drives. The recommended size is equivalent to 1.5 times the amount of RAM on your system. Usually, you should leave the paging file at its recommended size, although you might increase its size if you routinely use programs that require a lot of memory. • To delete a paging file, set both initial size and maximum size to zero, or click No paging file. Microsoft strongly recommends that you do not disable or delete the paging file.
That happens to my computer sometimes. I think it's just that my computer is pretty old, and only has 256 MB of RAM.(Random Access Memory). You could try manually putting in some extra RAM into the CPU, which you can buy at Walmart I think. Other than that I wouldn't worry about it.
well i'll just come in and tell you whats going on with your computer. Each "program" takes so much memory. think of it like a dinner table. each program is a person. Now you can only fit so many people at the table.this isnt including all of the food wine and water. that takes the rest of the table up for that. When your computer runs out of table space. it has to goto the floor. which is alot slower to get to. so inturn your computer slows down. If you have more people then can sit at the table and more food on the floor for those people. the dinner will start to stop with out the room for the people to walk around. same thing with a computer the programs have run out of room to do stuff. and they stop waiting for some space to do things... Upgrading your total system memory is a very very cheap (computer wise) solution to keeping your older computers up and running with the new ones. installing either 1024MB (1gigabyte) is as cheap as 100$ installed(sometimes lower then that) 512MB is as cheap as around 40$. check around town for your LOCAL computer shops. bigger computer stores like Bestbuy often charge alot more for something a smaller computer store (like a 2 or 3 person buissness) can charge alot less.
virtual memory is related to your RAM (random-access memory) deleting files does not clear up your RAM, it clears up space on your hard-drive. first you want to find out how much RAM you have. right click "Computer" or "My Computer". Click "Properties". look for anything called "memory" or "RAM" you should now see a value, if this value is measured in megabytes(MB) then you have less then 1 GB (gigabyte) if you have less the 1 GB of RAM, you need to buy some more. you can find some at http://amazon.com. you can also buy some at a computer store or possible Wal-Mart.
I suspect you might have a lot of programs that are running in the background that you do not really need. Could be viruses, malware and adware. Many things you could do. But in your case, i would do a complete windows reinstallation over the top. You still get to keep your files this way, and all broken system files are fixed. You can also run sfc (system file checker) at the command prompt to replace broken files. You will need the windows installation disk for this also. Worst case scenario would be a clean install. I cannot say if you have enough memory as you didnt say how much you had.
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