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11-21-2006 12:36 AM  11 years agoPost 1
EvoFlight50

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this message just popped up on my screen what does it mean ?

Widows - Virtual Memory Minimum Too Low

Your system is low on virtual memory.

It said a bunch of other stuff but it just disappeared and i dont remember the rest

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11-21-2006 12:41 AM  11 years agoPost 2
helo_chris

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The virtual memory is set too low or running out because you have a program with a memory leak. What version are you running, XP? If you go to system properties under performance options you can raise the settings. If you have plenty of HDD space the best thing to do is set it 25% higher than the maximum that Windows recommends. That way it doesnt have to dynamically manage it, just write and read data. It can make enough difference to be noticeable.

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11-21-2006 12:46 AM  11 years agoPost 3
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This is also caused by just not having enough RAM and a sufficient swap file. Ctl-Alt-Del and check on your system performance. If your memory usage is above your systems actual amount of RAM I suggest buying more RAM.

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11-21-2006 12:52 AM  11 years agoPost 4
EvoFlight50

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i just looked amd the initial amount of virtual memory is set to 386 and the max is set to 786 ... the system had 600 of that allocated ...

i looked in my processes and there was some config file having to do with my network adapter running that was taking up 101,000k so i killed that and a couple other things and checked again and the cpu now has 390 allocated i think ...

i do need more memory ... i only have 256 ... i want to bring it up to 2 gig ... for christmas im going to treat myself ...

thanks for the info

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11-21-2006 02:02 AM  11 years agoPost 5
helo_chris

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Depending on what you are doing 1G should be plenty. Windows unfortunately doesnt really benefit from more RAM after a point. On the same line Topher was on go through the startup folder and if you feel up to it edit the registry and minimize the amount of programs hat are starting up.

I should clarify on that previous comment, if 786 is the max recommended set the min and max to 1024 or so.

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