Virtual memory causes computer freezing?

January 3, 2010 at 22:13:54
Specs: Windows XP
okay i go to certian websites and computer freezes on facebook games the bigger games they freeze or won't even let me in is there a way to stop this from happening it compaq 256mb 80 gb 7200rpm, then the virtal memory does that have anything to do with that? when u go to control panel into virtual memory what is that to be set at? is there a certain way that should be set in order for the computer to run properly? or faster? thank y ou danielle

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#1
January 3, 2010 at 22:22:34
256mb is just not enough for Windows XP plus Antivirus plus Applications
And plus ideally running XP SP3: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/pr...

You need more Ram, ideally 1Gig
But if running games, 2Gig would be preferred

To answer your question on Virtual memory, just leave it on "Automatic" (System managed)


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#2
January 4, 2010 at 06:08:42
so whAT DOES 80GB AND 2700RPM 3000+SEMPRON PROCESSOR MEAN SO ARE YOU SAYING IF I GET A BIGGER RPM 2 GB THIS WON'T HAPPEN? SO DO I BUY NEW OR IS THERE A WAY TO UPGRADE?

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#3
January 4, 2010 at 06:36:24
You need more Ram, ideally 1Gig
But if running games, 2Gig would be preferred

Just go to your local computer shop, and ask them to fit more Ram

There are many hardware specifications to your computer (or any computer)
The best first place to learn about all the hardwares in your machine is by downloading your manual
Your manual can be located by going to the hardware manufacturer support website

I hope this helps :)

PS: Don't write in all UPPER CAPS, as that is the same as shouting at someone


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#4
January 4, 2010 at 07:58:13
1. Quit Internet Explorer, Firefox, or any other web browser
2. Click Start, click "Control Panel", and then double-click "Internet Options".
3. On the General tab, click "Delete Files" under Temporary Internet Files.
4. In the Delete Files dialog box, click to select the "Delete all offline content" check box , and then click OK.
5. Click OK.


Should help the problem
http://www.delete-computer-history....

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#5
January 4, 2010 at 08:13:24
"so whAT DOES 80GB AND 2700RPM 3000+SEMPRON PROCESSOR MEAN "?

To understand what you are saying and what others are telling you, you need to understand the basics of computer hardware.

80gig is the size of your hard drive. This is storage not memory. This is where the OS and programs live and operate from.
RPM [revolutions per minute] is how fast the hard drive spins
Sempron 3000 is your processor name/type.
RAM [random access memory] of which you have 265megs is the dance floor the OS [operating system] and programs work within.

Take your computer to a computer shop and ask how much it will be to upgrade the memory to 1gig or 2gig.

Also learn how to protect yourself on the internet. Google SAFE COMPUTING. Odds are your issue, in addition to a lack of ram memory is that you are infected with spyware.


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#6
January 4, 2010 at 08:53:28
You can't have a 3Ghz CPU with 256 megs of memory, that is out of synch ... the 256 megs must be the gfx memory

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#7
January 4, 2010 at 09:33:55
i have a very good system for adware and spyware they montior everything fix everything so i'm in really good hands that way! thank everyone i called the computer store down the street and they can fix me right up!

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#8
January 4, 2010 at 19:49:15
Thanks for the update

Please also ask them how much system Ram you do actually have?
Or you can just click Start > Run > sysdm.cpl
The System Properties Window will open and you should see how much "RAM" is stated


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#9
January 6, 2010 at 08:45:42
192mb of ram is what is says

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