how do i turn up the vrirtual memory? -1 reply

Please wait...

NeoAgentX

Special Operations Commander

50 XP

6th December 2003

0 Uploads

111 Posts

0 Threads

#1 14 years ago

hi, im running xp, and i was wondering how to turn up virtual memory (just in case of issues) thanks




UNDIESRULES

Waffle-Sprocket is broke

11,795 XP

24th November 2003

0 Uploads

1,097 Posts

0 Threads

#2 14 years ago

Start,Control Panel,System Then click on the Advanced tab,the top heading in here is Performance with a box next to it called Setting.Click on Setting then on the next box that opens click on Advanced. When this is open you will see Virtual Memory at the bottom,click on Change and you can set it to what you want.You will need to restart the computer to make any changes though. As a rule of thumb you are best advised not to set it too high as this will have the detrimental effedt of lowering performance.I find that setting the minimum to the same as the amount of RAM i have installed is good and setting the maximum to 3 times that amount is about the most you want to set it to.




cds7318

I follow teh Moo!

50 XP

1st April 2003

0 Uploads

682 Posts

0 Threads

#3 14 years ago

OKay.. this is such a noob question.. im alright with computers.. not a computer tech.. but i know alittle something about them.. but what does the vrirtual memory do? like i think it has something to do with how much memory is used by the programs you run right? so wouldn't it be.. the more v memory the faster your computer will run?




TribalSun

No soup for you !!!

50 XP

11th December 2003

0 Uploads

69 Posts

0 Threads

#4 14 years ago
cds7318what does the vrirtual memory do? like i think it has something to do with how much memory is used by the programs you run right? so wouldn't it be.. the more v memory the faster your computer will run?

Virtual memory is what your PC uses when you begin to run out of "Physical Memory" or RAM. Virtual memory uses your hard drive as extra RAM and is much much much slower then physical memory. The best option is to install more RAM, RAM is cheap and easy to install yourself. Virtual Memory should not be looked at as a performance boost, once your PC begins using Virtual Memory, performance takes a huge hit.




cds7318

I follow teh Moo!

50 XP

1st April 2003

0 Uploads

682 Posts

0 Threads

#5 14 years ago

well yah i know how to install ram... i just got more.. im running 256 now.. (im only 16 with no job kinda hard to buy ram as i see fit) so turning the Virtual memory up alittle isnt a good idea?? tell me what u think.. ill write the specs below and tell me if u think i should turn it up or something...

initial size (MB): 384

Maximum size (MB): 768

what do u think i should do or change or leave??? i never messed with this before.. didn't wanna f*ck something up ya know?




TribalSun

No soup for you !!!

50 XP

11th December 2003

0 Uploads

69 Posts

0 Threads

#6 14 years ago

cds7318

initial size (MB): 384

Maximum size (MB): 768

what do u think i should do or change or leave??? i never messed with this before.. didn't wanna f*ck something up ya know?

I would leave it there, I really see no reason to adjust it any higher then that, though others may disagree. If you can't install more RAM at the moment then make sure you have all un-needed proggies and appz not running in the background to free up as much physical memory as possible before playing. A good lil app to do this if your uncomfortable playing with your task manager is called "end-it-all", It's free and can be found HERE ,just make sure you know what your about to kill *lol*




cds7318

I follow teh Moo!

50 XP

1st April 2003

0 Uploads

682 Posts

0 Threads

#7 14 years ago

lol thanks man ill make sure to read this before i "kill" aps lol




NeoAgentX

Special Operations Commander

50 XP

6th December 2003

0 Uploads

111 Posts

0 Threads

#8 14 years ago

thanks everyone for the post! you guys helped me out




ScOrPY VIP Member

Advanced Member

50 XP

17th November 2003

0 Uploads

15,582 Posts

0 Threads

#9 14 years ago

Just let Windows manage it :)




apocalypse_kid

I would die without GF

50 XP

20th May 2002

0 Uploads

5,498 Posts

0 Threads

#10 14 years ago

Hi all,

Even running my browser, Windows XP Pro and BF 1942 all at once a I am still only using 420Mb ram.

As Farscape posted, with XP, letting Windows manage your virtual mem is the best option, the reason being that windows XP inherited a very good memory Manager from Win2K. Older version of Windows (Win95/98/98SE/ME) had a really crappy memory manager and setting the VM manually to a fixed value was always a better option than letting windows manage it.

have fun

:cya: :cya: :cya:

:smokin: