what is virtual memory and how do increase it?

melarcky

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i was playing need for speed most wanted and i was racing and the game was running smothly but when i exited the game is said low virtual memory is low. why is that? and what is virtualy memory?
 

Giraffe

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vurtual memory is a part of windown that uses the hard drive as ram
it uses a certain hd space in a file calleg pagefile.sys or something like that
to change settings
1.right click my computer, click properties
2. go to advanced tab
3. performance4.
4. secend tab(cant remember name, 2 lazy 2 check)
5. you can change size, disable ect.
ps. vurtual memory is shit
 

stom

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It's recomended to set your virtual memory - or page file - to 1.5 times the amount of RAM you have installed in your system.

I would ignore the comment "virtual memory is shit", although i can see where it has come from. Virtual Memory is slower than conventional memory, but is still required to Windows to run.

Setting the maximum and minimum size of the pagefile to the same value will prevent your computer from changing the size of the pagefile, which will stop it from becomming fragmented, along with reducing your disk operation.

If you still recieve low virtual memory warnings, consider adding more RAM to your system.