Virtual Memory

  blueranger 17:03 14 Feb 2009

I constantly get a message about my virtual memory shortage whenever on my pc. My laptop isnt the greatest over 6 yrs old but always watch footy games on a sat via live streams. I have made adjustments to virtual memory but cant remember original settings and still getting message.

However I think the changes I made have made things worse. I was only able to watch football today through a small window as whenever I did full screen picture wasnt right, it was like slow motion/freezing.

I have 224mb of ram in my laptop.

Any ideas how I can stop the message and be able to watch footy again.


  cheap 17:10 14 Feb 2009

Your RAM is to small.
Go to Crucial click here and do a scan of your system then get your wallet out.
Its a good time to buy memory at the moment as its quite cheap. You want to be looking at 1 gig or over.

  skidzy 17:14 14 Feb 2009

You need to add more ram and really leave the virtual memory alone.

if you can post your motherboard make and model we can find out how much your machine will take.

PCWizard will tell you the here

Also use the Crucial scanner click here

  blueranger 17:44 14 Feb 2009

Hi - results below (I think) - what do I need to do now. It looks like it will take more memory.

I am very much a novice - what do I need to do, order it or is it an immediate install?

Currently installed memory:


Each memory slot can hold DDR PC2700 with a maximum of 1GB per slot.*

*Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.
Maximum Memory Capacity: 2048MB
Currently Installed Memory: 224MB
Available Memory Slots: 1
Number of Banks: 2
Dual Channel Support: No
CPU Manufacturer: AuthenticAMD
CPU Family: mobile AMD Athlon(tm) XP-M 2600+ Model 10, Stepping 0
CPU Speed: 1990 MHz

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