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rajeshkumar.km
rajeshkumar.km • Aug 7, 2006

Low Virtual Memory in Windows

clear my doubt

:sshhh: please tell me how to avoid the problem of low virtual memory shown by windows while working with heavy softwares...............
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Aug 7, 2006
(starting a new thread)

rajeshkumar.km
:sshhh: please tell me how to avoid the problem of low virtual memory shown by windows while working with heavy softwares...............
I think this could be a new thread. Moving the post to start a new thread 😁

-The Big K-
Mayank
Mayank • Aug 7, 2006
Hi,

For WinXp I can tell u the way to increase ur virtual memory.

1.Right Click on My Computers.
2.Properties.
3.Advanced.
4.Performance Section -> Settings.
5.Advanced.
6.Last Section is related to Virtual Memory.
7.Increase that.

But use this intelligently because incresing it to a very huge size mat also hinder the performance.

Hope this andwers ur query.

Thanks and Regards,
Mayank Shukla.
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Aug 7, 2006
That was amazing, Mayank! You're the fastest techie over here


-The Big K-
Mayank
Mayank • Aug 7, 2006
Hi BigK,

U called me fastest Techie here..........Thanks a lot for the appreciation Man. Neways....there are very BIG PPL here too, I know that...one of them is none other than **@Pradypop@**, So plz keep me at least after him.


Thanks and Regards,
Mayank Shukla
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Aug 22, 2006
Mayank
Hi BigK,

U called me fastest Techie here..........Thanks a lot for the appreciation Man. Neways....there are very BIG PPL here too, I know that...one of them is none other than **@Pradypop@**, So plz keep me at least after him.


Thanks and Regards,
Mayank Shukla
Pradypop sure does a great job on CE ! We feel good that he is a part of our community.

But I really like the quick replies that you come up with for the techie questions πŸ˜‰

Great job!
-The Big K-
adi
adi • Sep 25, 2006
same problem in window 2000 (NT). what can i do.
Mayank
Mayank • Sep 25, 2006
Virtual Memory Manager

Just check this......



1. Control Panel / System.
2. Locate the Virtual Memorysettings:
Windows NT - Performance / Change
Windows 2000 - Advanced / Performance / Change
3. Set the Initial Size and Maximum Size accordingly.



I think this should help you.

Buddy, the problem is that I dont actually have a Windows NT/2000 system with me, else could have explained you better.
Neways, you know there is another way of increasing it through making changes in the "boot.ini" file. I would suggest not to go for it, coz it hav few contrainst on it. Here it goes:

snippet from boot.ini file.

[boot loader]
timeout=30
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(2)\WINNT="????" /3GB

https://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/platform/server/PAE/PAEmem.mspx
The above link will be a fruitful one for you.




Thanks and Regards,
Mayank Shukla.
adi
adi • Sep 26, 2006
thanx yar😁


Adi, avoid slangs & language other than English.
Rahul Jamgade
Rahul Jamgade • Sep 29, 2006
Gyus a suggestion.

Though the suggestion is good but generally it is hust a workaround for the problem.

At times you may find the performance degrades with the increase in virtual memory.

Reason is as gollows :

Gyus a suggestion.

Though the suggestion is good but generally it is hust a workaround for the problem.

At times you may find the performance degrades with the increase in virtual memory.

RAM: 3000 MB/s
Hard Disk:10 - 40 MB/s

As can be seen the RAM is X times faster than hard disk.

The mircrosoft recommenndation is ,
Virtual memory = 2 X Physical RAM.


If the pagefile usage is more than 25 % as can be seen using 'perfmon' utility in windows , it means you really need to updgrade the Physical memory i.e. RAM.
arun.aj
arun.aj • Oct 4, 2009
can we use the space allocated for virtual memory??πŸ˜•
Manish Goyal
Manish Goyal • Oct 4, 2009
Guys can you please explain me
What is the fun of increasing virtual memory??
MASTERFANG
MASTERFANG • Oct 7, 2009
Mayank
Hi,

For WinXp I can tell u the way to increase ur virtual memory.

1.Right Click on My Computers.
2.Properties.
3.Advanced.
4.Performance Section -> Settings.
5.Advanced.
6.Last Section is related to Virtual Memory.
7.Increase that.

But use this intelligently because incresing it to a very huge size mat also hinder the performance.

Hope this andwers ur query.

Thanks and Regards,
Mayank Shukla.
Yup worked for me.. i increased to 2000..but it occupies the disk space..
arun.aj
arun.aj • Oct 7, 2009
after setting the virtual memory to some specific value
can we use it for some other purpose(storing normal data) or
is it set aside only for paging activity n stuff??πŸ˜•

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