Virtual Memory


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Stewart Fluney

Recently I am repeatedly seeing this message on my desktop screen:

"Windows - Virtual Memory Minimum Too Low. Your system is low on virtual
memory. Windows is increasing the size of your virtual memory paging file."

I am showing below relative information on my system:

Total Physical Memory - 256.00 MB
Available Physical Memory - 48.65 MB
Total Virtual Memory - 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory - 1.96 GB
Page File space - 474.62 MB
The Operating System is Microsoft Windows XP - Home Edition Version -
Service Pack 2.

Is there a way to correct or alleviate this situation?

Your advice and co-operation would be very much appreciated.
 
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Leonard Grey

The message means that there is not enough memory for the applications
you are running. The solution is simple: Close applications or buy more
memory.

Your 256MB of memory is barely enough for acceptable performance with
Windows XP, particularly when run with contemporary security applications.
 
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Jim

Stewart Fluney said:
Recently I am repeatedly seeing this message on my desktop screen:

"Windows - Virtual Memory Minimum Too Low. Your system is low on virtual
memory. Windows is increasing the size of your virtual memory paging
file."

I am showing below relative information on my system:

Total Physical Memory - 256.00 MB
Available Physical Memory - 48.65 MB
Total Virtual Memory - 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory - 1.96 GB
Page File space - 474.62 MB
The Operating System is Microsoft Windows XP - Home Edition Version -
Service Pack 2.

Is there a way to correct or alleviate this situation?

Your advice and co-operation would be very much appreciated.
That message means that your pagefile is too small. You can alleviate the
situation by setting the page file to "system managed size".

You might find that the computer will run much better with 512 MB of Ram.
As cheap as ram is these days, it doesn't seem logical to skimp.

Jim
 
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Gerry

Stewart

Try Ctrl+Alt+Delete to select Task Manager and click the Performance
Tab. Under Commit Charge what is the Total, the Limit and the Peak?

You should be able to gather more information from Task Manager. With
the Processes tab open select View, Select, Columns and check the boxes
before Peak Memory Usage and Virtual Memory size. What are the figures
for the 6 processes using the largest amounts?


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Hope this helps.

Gerry
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FCA
Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute
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