Virtual memory too low

April 25, 2009 at 05:52:15
Specs: Windows XP, 512
my os shows virtual memory as 144MB and max size as 288MB..

due to this i get virtual memory too low warning..

how do i change that??


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#1
April 25, 2009 at 06:20:24
In Windows HELP, click Index, then type

paging files,

Then below that, double click on "size, changing".

Note that information says ---
The recommended size is equivalent to 1.5 times the amount of RAM on your system


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#2
April 25, 2009 at 08:00:31
Are you running out of HDD space?

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#3
April 25, 2009 at 09:33:58
i am not running out of HDD space...16GB of free space in C drive.

also i am using 512MB RAM.Dont know why its showing virtual memory as 144MB..

any guess??


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#4
April 25, 2009 at 10:40:27
Virtual memory is the Pagefile size.

I suggest the following:
Right click My Computer > Properties > Advanced > Performance Settings button > Advanced > Virtual memory button > Change > select the 'System Managed Size' option and click 'Set'

Reboot..

Let windows handle your Pagefile size.


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#5
April 25, 2009 at 12:18:50
"i am not running out of HDD space...16GB of free space in C drive".

That may not be sufficient free space for your system to operate properly. Windows defrag requires at least 15% of the partition in order to run.

What is the total capacity of your drive and what partitions do you have?

Are you sure you are reading the number right. Could it be 1440MB & 2880MB?


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#6
April 26, 2009 at 07:17:59
changed the setting to 'System Managed Size' option.now it shows 719MB of virtual memory.
have to wait and see whether i get virtual memory too low windows warning..

my total memory capacity is 80GB with three partitions C drive 20GB, and 30GB for D and E drives..

yes 144MB is the right number..


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#7
April 26, 2009 at 08:08:28
So, how much space is left on C:? As I stated, you need 15% free space on ANY partition in order to defrag it.

You could move your virtual memory to one of the other two partitions. If the auto settings were at 144MB then your C partition may be almost full, which is not good.


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#8
April 26, 2009 at 08:33:53
now the free space is around 15.3GB..

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#9
April 26, 2009 at 09:19:12
But where does that free space reside? You are not clear on that.

Each partition needs a minimum of 15% free space.


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