i am getting a message not enough virtual memory yet i have 512 mb of ram any ideas whats wrong im running xp home task manager is showing 100 per cent usage while i am running a prog called video dvd maker free i have 40 gb hd with 16.5 gb free any help please
I’d agree with VoG™ about your swapfile being too small, but I don’t think the amount of free HD space is causing it as such. I suspect video dvd maker in conjunction with whatever else you are running has exceeded your 512 RAM. That is the reason it wants to make heavy use of the swapfile. In short, adding RAM is the solution. If I’m correct you should see your “Peak” “Commit Charge” value [performance tab on windows task manager] is consistently greater than the amount of memory you have when you get this error. In the interim, increase the size of your swapfile a tad, or switch off other stuff when using that application.
512mb ram is border line for comfortable video editing, especially where encoding takes place, the immediate and best solution is to add more memory, preferable another 512mb module or more as VoG™ and baldtaco suggested. In the meantime you could always setup a specific profile, so all your pc's resources are to hand for video editing.
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