Virtual Memory

  greybeard33 17:53 15 Nov 2004
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Would like to alter the Virtual Memory on my Win. 98se machine.

Have forgoten how you calculate this, anyone help?

  wawadave 17:57 15 Nov 2004

hello
it useally 1.5x ram. but on a really slow system say useing 64 megs or less dubble that.

  greybeard33 18:14 15 Nov 2004

Thanks Dave, could you be a bit more explicit,
the virtual memory has two slots Min & Max ?

  wawadave 18:23 15 Nov 2004

are you talking about page file virtual memory alotted diskspace for windows to write to??
if so that was the answer?
if you want to know how much ram your system has or can use try this.
aida32
click here

  wawadave 18:24 15 Nov 2004

one and ahalf time the amount of ram you machine has.
if you have 64 megs it would be 96 megs for virtual memory.

  greybeard33 19:14 15 Nov 2004

Hi Dave, Still not clear, I have on the virtual memory page to slots Max & Min how do I calculate these two values.
The machine hase 512 DDR 2700 & a 40Gb Hard Drive
does this info help

  Dorsai 19:39 15 Nov 2004

I would set the min and max settings the same. At 1024 Mb (1 Gig).

Before doing this, i would start in safe mode, and use windows defragmenter. then, when it has finished, go and change the settings for the virtual memory/page file. then reboot. This should result in a page file all in one piece.

  greybeard33 21:10 15 Nov 2004

Thanks All, Have tried the suggested 1024 setting, will see how it goes.

  greybeard33 21:12 15 Nov 2004

Thanks all, Will try the 1024 suggestion & see how it goes.

  woodchip 21:22 15 Nov 2004

Real memory on Win98se can only be 512Mb unless you use a Memory Manager. Virtual Memory, is not Real Memory it is the Hard Drive that is used when you use up all your Memory, as the Word "Virtual"

  woodchip 21:22 15 Nov 2004

Real memory on Win98se can only be 512Mb unless you use a Memory Manager. Virtual Memory, is not Real Memory it is the Hard Drive that is used when you use up all your Memory, as the Word "Virtual"

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