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Old 02-02-2006, 06:52 PM   #1
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hi im trying to find out about virtual memory

well how i can adjust wot its bieng used for

and wot people recomend having setting as

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Old 02-02-2006, 06:56 PM   #2
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With your size of hard drive set it at whatever. If you dont want to use VM, get another gig of ram. And to get to it, you go to control panel> system> advanced > settings >advanced > change.
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Old 02-02-2006, 08:12 PM   #3
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A gereral rule to help prevent fragmentation is to manually set your Virtual Memory to two and a half the size of your physical memory.
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oh, really? good idea ima go try that, lol.
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Mine's at 8 gigs, no reason really, just cuz i could, i have too much space as is. I doubt it does anything more than if i had 3gigs worth, but it's not wasting any space, i've only used 47 of my 250gigs on my hd.
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Old 02-02-2006, 09:05 PM   #6
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i have a 160gb hard drive, and only used like 24. so maybe i should go up. any suggestions to my max vm, and what i should use it at?
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Old 02-04-2006, 10:13 AM   #7
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I increased mine to 3gigs but I only have 512 of actual RAM. Is this a good idea because I heard windows will use the 3gigs of virtual ram more than the actual ram and I heard it will run slower.
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