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    Default Help with computer, low on virtual memory

    For some reason my computer is taking around an hour to load. The message I get it is low on virtual memory. Is this the cause, I have tried cleaning it up and removing some programs I no longer use with little success.

    Can anyone shed any light on what the problem maybe and how I can solve it.

    Thanks so much.

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    Default Re: Help with computer, low on virtual memory

    What is your operating system?
    How many MB RAM ?

    Check this page out: http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/xpvm.php read the last section "Problems with Virtual Memory"

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    Go to Start
    Right Click on MY COMPUTER
    Click on PROPERTIES (this will open a tool Window)
    Click on the ADVANCED tab
    Click on Performance SETTINGS
    Click on ADVANCED tab again in Performance Options.
    Go down to the bottom and you'll see VIRTUAL MEMORY
    Click on CHANGE
    With C: highlighted click and check the box CUSTOM SIZE
    according to how much Hard Drive Space you have you can set the Virtual Memory up to 4096 if you have 4gigs free...
    Intial Size 4096
    Maximum Size 4096
    click on SET
    then OK OK OK OK OK then restart your system.... Virtual Memory is Maximized

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    Default Re: Help with computer, low on virtual memory

    I suspect that you have very little RAM memory. Could you tell us how much RAM memory you have on your machine?

    In todays day an age- anything less than 256mb RAM memory is bad. 512 MB and above are preferred.

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    Default Re: Help with computer, low on virtual memory

    awe andy I have 384MB ram so I guess its time to get some more brains..off to oz!....lol
    Im so hoping that santa will bring me a new tower this year!...I have programs I can even use!

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    Default Re: Help with computer, low on virtual memory

    Hey Kassi,

    384 aint too bad. What kind of specs are ya running on your computer?
    My ol'faithful is an 800 mhz duron processor with 312MB ram. It has it's limitations. I have a second computer that is a 1.4ghz with 768 ram.
    Between the two, I can accomplish most things I need to. The next computer I get I am going to build from the ground up. I want to do video transfer from VHS to digital. Maybe next summer?

    If you see santa before me- put in a good word.

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    Default Re: Help with computer, low on virtual memory

    Intell celeron 1200MHz 1.2GHz its a compaq presario and its 5yrs old..Ive already upgraded once. I can go up one more to 512...but theory is here that if I were to do that then I may as well get into it the right way and go into giga group and leave the megas behind.
    I have so many photo programs and music programs..Like cd lable creator, and roxio cd burner, ***8, ulead, harvard 3d, shoot I cant even name them all and those are the ones I have on my puter! I still have some that I dont use because this poor thing cant handle what I put it thru now!...lol
    I so desparately need a new tower. thats all I dont need a monitor or keyboard, so that knocks of a bill or two...lol
    A very short 5 yrs ago I knew nothing at all. I didnt even know how to connect to the net or send an email...nothing at all. My coworker had to write down what I would want...lol...UBS ports on the front for easy access..oookkk...lol...not a clue! processors mega I was totally out of it..I now can at least chat a bit of the chat...still learnin the walk tho!...lol

    And yes my dear Im living so close to Santy that I will definate give a whisper in his ear!

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    Default Re: Help with computer, low on virtual memory

    jeez... I forgot what it was like to be without RAM. (I have 2 gigabytes) Runs like a dream!!! Upgrade!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pemdas21
    jeez... I forgot what it was like to be without RAM. (I have 2 gigabytes) Runs like a dream!!! Upgrade!!!
    Ok! send all donations to : http://www.KatesNewPuter.com/ lol

    hopefully Santy will be nice to me this year!...grins.

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    Default Re: Help with computer, low on virtual memory

    Kate ... m,y opinion coming up here ....

    While lots of ram can help, adding additional ram to a 1.2 ghz processor will only make your computer feel and act like you have two desktops. What I mean by that is your processor is what needs updating, not really the ram. And to update your processor, well you are better off buying a new one.

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    Default Re: Help with computer, low on virtual memory

    oh, and it is a dual core... $999.99 With printer and 19" lcd Monitor and video capabilities... 500 gig hard drive... :)

    (Found it in the corner of an ad)

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    Default Re: Help with computer, low on virtual memory

    hey, I have an hp presario 2500 notebbok pc as well. Mine came with 512 mg ram though. I can even run vista on it. 32 bit of course.

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    well hi Karel im new just thought id try to help you out till you get that new pc lol.ok their is a free program out their that ive used for a long time it works well.this program is completely safe and low resources a well.the name of it is CCleaner you can google it what it does is remove any temporary internet files on your pc that is clogging up your virtual memory.and i hope this helps a little im new figured id jump in and try to help and hope you get ur pc for christmas.

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    Default Re: Help with computer, low on virtual memory

    Quote Originally Posted by slaughter2
    .... free program out their that ive used for a long time it works well.this program is completely safe and low resources a well.the name of it is CCleaner you can google it what it does is remove any temporary internet files on your pc that is clogging up your virtual memory.......
    I 2nd that!

    I ran across this one recently too. I'm very picky about what type of programs I let run that deep through my computer, but WOOOOOOOO!

    This lil sucker is nice. I manually went through all 250,000+ files and registry data on my PC one time (took 4 hrs)...ran CCleaner and I'll be darned if it didn't find something I didn't. By the time it was done...I just about had to change my shorts! pardon the expression.

    http://www.ccleaner.com/download/
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    Default Re: Help with computer, low on virtual memory

    yes, Ive been using it for years now, its a great little tool! The only thing I dont like about it and thats just too bad for little lazy me, is that it cleans out all my saved usernames and passwords to the many areas I go and I have to sometimes get my info sent to me, but thats my being lazy not the tools fault!...lol
    good one,

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    Default Re: Help with computer, low on virtual memory

    I have been having problems with my computer, too. It takes too long to download pix resizer, even download manager so that I get taken offline and then it does not finish the job. Is my computer too old (Windows 9 or does it have insuffient memory? Check under the pages so far on my website www.ntcreations.org. Check under the statement and paintings. Do my pictures appear? My other computer, a different Windows 98, broke down after I downloaded pix resizer. I am not sure if this was the cause or it had a virus.

    Natalie

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    Default Re: Help with computer, low on virtual memory

    Natalia

    If I understand correctly- you have windows 98? Then yes- your computer is too old. Windows 98 is no longer a supported OS by MS. That means no updates, patches etc....

    If your machine came with windows 98 I suspect that it is perhaps a 233 mhz to 350mhz machine with less than 128 mb ram (unless you added some).

    If that is the case- it is time to put it out of its misery (and yours) and get a new machine.

    Cheers,

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