Virtual Memory??

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  1. Akicita

    Akicita New Member

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    Can anyone tell me how to adjust the virtual memory on my computer? I just got a little display that said something about my virtual memory was too low and to adjust it :o :hs:
     
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    Aimless Resident drunkey

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    If in Windows XP: right click My Computer, properties, advanced tab, under performance click Settings, click the advanced tab again, and down at the bottom click change.
     
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    Thank you :big grin: But you know a good setting? The initial size was 382MB and it says maximum is 1024MB, so I just put up to 500 :o Should I put up to 800 or so? I suck at computers :hs:

    Will this fix my moms computer problem? I noticed it runs real slow. It's a 2.6 P4 with 256mb ram and it runs super slow :o I defrag'd the HD and ran checks for spyware. I also ran Norton to look for virus' and such but nothing. Everything seems fine, it just runs slow. I have a 2.2 P4 with 512mb of ram and it blows this computer away. I know that its probably because mine has 512mb and this one has 256mb. But I hope this helps just a little :o
     
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    check the number of processes running on each computer (ctrl-alt-del and select the "processes" tab). the one running slower may have a lot of unnecessary services. use start > run > msconfig to remove unused startup processes and disable unneeded services in start > control panel > administrative tools > services. here is a guide to what each service does and whether you need it.

    http://www.uksecurityonline.com/husdg/windowsxp/disableservices.htm
     
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    Thanks :bigthumb:
     

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