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IMHO
01-09-2011, 09:41 AM
I keep getting a message that my virtual memory is low. It suggests buying more memory. I have defragged...cleaned up files...got rid of programs I do not use...etc. Other than buying more memory, is there anything else I can clean up to restore more memory? Do old backup files need to be kept? Would deleting them create more memory?

Hans
01-09-2011, 06:14 PM
What's your free drive space?

IMHO
01-09-2011, 07:00 PM
It says 83 percent

Upper Decker
01-09-2011, 08:39 PM
sounds like your running an application that is exceeding your system requirements.

NewCasa
01-10-2011, 01:18 PM
Hit ctrl-alt-delete once and open your task manager. On the processes tab it will show how many processes are running and tell you what they are. How many do you have running?

IMHO
01-10-2011, 02:24 PM
39.. and ....cpu usage bounces up and down from 0 to 48


commit charge 563M/10

ByrdDawg
01-10-2011, 08:16 PM
"Google" is your friend.

http://www.askdavetaylor.com/how_can_i_fix_too_little_virtual_memory_in_windows .html

IMHO
01-11-2011, 12:02 AM
Thank you for suggesting that site...it was very helpful. Its amazing how we can help each other out...at no cost.

NewCasa
01-11-2011, 12:06 AM
39.. and ....cpu usage bounces up and down from 0 to 48


commit charge 563M/10

That's not so bad actually. Might be spybots?

Scoff
01-13-2011, 11:54 AM
Drive space will not affect your virtual memory or performance that much ... the system is telling you that there are too many things running on your computer and you don't have enough memory/resources to handle it.

More memory will cost you between 30-60 bucks ...

CPU usage? Who cares, the machine is having memory problems (system idle process will spike the CPU anyway). Hard drive space? Really? No ... just upgrade your RAM or like NewCasa & Upper Decker touch on, try to shut down unneeded processes/applications that are chewing up memory resources.

With memory being so cheap though, I would get another stick or so.

OS Minimum RAM
XP 1 Gig
Vista/Win7 2 Gig

Question is, how much RAM do you have and which OS/version? If you meet the requirements above then focus on shutting down things that don't need to be running or maybe even spyware/virus.

If you don't meet the above requirement then go buy more RAM.