Solved if 1gb ram and 18mb hard disk then how much is virtual memor

October 22, 2013 at 01:36:00
Specs: Windows 7
it is about operating system... and i want to help from anybady plz tell me how much amount of virtual memory is required for 1GB RAM AND18MB hard disk....

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October 22, 2013 at 07:15:21
"1GB RAM AND18MB hard disk...."

I'm guessing you meant 18GB HDD. That would be OK for XP, but it's not big enough for Windows 7.

"The swapfile in windows should be at least 1.5 bigger than your ram"

That's an old school recommendation that was never really correct. So you're saying if you have 8GB RAM, you should have a dedicated swap file of 12GB? That's ridiculous. The best method is to just leave it alone & let Windows manage the size.

"if you run ubuntu, you may not need any swap file. But you can only use the computer for simple word processing, and not for browsing the web. That would take up too much RAM for you."

Linux will run decently (depending on the distro) with 1GB RAM & an 18GB HDD. And it will browse the web just fine so I don't know where that comment is coming from? Here's some Ubuntu swap file info, see "How much swap do I need?":

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/S...



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October 22, 2013 at 02:17:52
1 GB RAM and 18 MB HDD? Very unusual arrangement, the disk storage is much more large than the RAM! Any way the virtual memory size depends on the operating system as its mode of operation is widely system dependent.

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October 22, 2013 at 04:47:29
The swapfile in windows should be at least 1.5 bigger than your ram. So a 18 MB harddrive does not take you far. See Windows Recommendations:

http://windows.microsoft.com/is-is/...

But if you run ubuntu, you may not need any swap file. But you can only use the computer for simple word processing, and not for browsing the web. That would take up too much RAM for you.

Windows 1 can run on your harddrive, but it is a waste of RAM then. Cause MSDOS will never need so much memory. Maybe if you are a person with extreme multitasking.


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October 22, 2013 at 07:04:52
It is best to leave virtual memory set to system managed. Windows knows a lot more about memory management that most users ever will. Unless you have some special needs, system managed will cover most circumstances.

The important thing to remember is to leave enough space on the drive that is hosting virtual memory. This should be at least three times the size of RAM and a bit more for safety.

I suspect your hard drive size is wrong. 18 MB is tiny. 18 GB is too small for Windows 7.

Stuart


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October 22, 2013 at 07:15:21
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"1GB RAM AND18MB hard disk...."

I'm guessing you meant 18GB HDD. That would be OK for XP, but it's not big enough for Windows 7.

"The swapfile in windows should be at least 1.5 bigger than your ram"

That's an old school recommendation that was never really correct. So you're saying if you have 8GB RAM, you should have a dedicated swap file of 12GB? That's ridiculous. The best method is to just leave it alone & let Windows manage the size.

"if you run ubuntu, you may not need any swap file. But you can only use the computer for simple word processing, and not for browsing the web. That would take up too much RAM for you."

Linux will run decently (depending on the distro) with 1GB RAM & an 18GB HDD. And it will browse the web just fine so I don't know where that comment is coming from? Here's some Ubuntu swap file info, see "How much swap do I need?":

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/S...


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October 22, 2013 at 08:40:29
"But if you run ubuntu, you may not need any swap file"
I disagree, very often linux distos will not use the swap partion as soon as you start the computer but, with 1gb of ram, it will get around to using it eventually.

larry

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#6
October 22, 2013 at 18:28:17
. . . Or maybe 18 mb/gig of space remaining on the drive?

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#7
October 23, 2013 at 11:00:07
sorry but i get confused with whether the HDD is in MB or GB or any other.....?????
so plz can you help me to understand the concept about RAM,HDD and virtual memory and it's relation between them?

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#8
October 23, 2013 at 11:39:50
In a nutshell:

HDD is storage space for your files and programs (including Windows itself).

RAM (often called memory) is dedicated chips that handle the information to and from the processor.

Virtual memory is a reserved part of the HDD which can be used if RAM is getting low (very slow and no substitute for real RAM).

These days everything is bigger than it used to be and GB is mostly used for all of the above, especially the HD which is almost always the largest item, by far. If you check them out the units will be given.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#9
October 23, 2013 at 12:10:58
A HDD of 18MB would have been normal (despite 18 being an unusual size) in 1984-1986, when RAM usually was 640kB or less.

k = kilo = 1 000
M = Mega = 1 000 000 000
G = Giga = 1 000 000 000 000
B = Byte = 8 bits = 1 character ie. a, b, c, A, B, C, 1, 2, 3 etc.

So "X" kB, MB and/or GB is the amount of data/characters that can be stored on the HDD or in the RAM.


Nigel

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#10
October 23, 2013 at 13:06:02
Yeah, but with computers everything is binary so kilo, mega, giga, etc. are all powers of 2. The closest power of 2 to 1000 is 2^10 or 1024 so that's what a kilobyte is for a computer. A megabyte is a kilo x kilo (1024 x 1024) or 1,048,576 bytes and so on. That always causes confusion because sometimes you don't know if a hard drive size is expressed as total bytes (decimal) or gigabytes (binary).

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