virtual memory

  iqs 19:37 13 Jun 2009
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Hi,
What should the correct size of virtual memory be?.
I have read its either 1.5 or 2.5 times the size of installed RAM.
Cheers

  VOT Productions 19:41 13 Jun 2009

It should be 1.5 GB

  MAT ALAN 19:44 13 Jun 2009

The purists would say you do not need to change anything, i have 1.5 gigs of memory both values are set to 2.5 on a seperate partition, never had a problem and my PC flies...

  OTT_Buzzard 19:54 13 Jun 2009

If in doubt let Windows manage your VM - it's usually pretty good at it.

PCHelper: Where do you get a figure of 1.5GB from????

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:42 13 Jun 2009

Pagefile (Virtual Memory) -- Rght click MY Computer - select propeties - Advanced tab - Performance - advanced tab - Virtual memory click change, you can put the page file on a differnt drive (if you have one), click custom size and set Initial size to one and a half times the amount of memory you have fitted i.e. 512MB memory = set to 768MB, set maximum to double your memory amount i.e. 512MB memory = 1024MB click ok.
If your hard drive is full and there is not enough room for the pagefile this can slow down, freeze or even cause the PC to crash (restart).

  Bob The Blob 02:45 14 Jun 2009

Leave it as "system managed". That is the correct size?

  iqs 08:36 14 Jun 2009

Thank you all for your help,much appreciated.
Regards,IQS

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