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October 14, 2004 8:35:26 AM

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The Page File settings were 336MB min _ 672MB max and Windows said the
Virtual memory minimum was too low so I increased the Page File minimum from
336MB to about 448 MB and max to 896 MB .
Then I was told the Minimum Virtual memory was too low again and saw the
PageFile used was 492MB's so I increased the Page File minimum to 512MB and
the Maximum PageFile to 1000MB .
This was after I was using a game demo that plays from the Harddrive and I
think it using Virtual memory to run because the computer needs more memory
for that game .
I am using a 256MB's memory stick .
Would you think I am going overboard raising the Page File that much , I
think that's Virtual Memory .
And I shifted the Page file to a second Harddrive that had no other data on
it .

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Anonymous
October 14, 2004 11:13:37 AM

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Spend a few dollars and buy a new memory stick, at least add
another 256 or even a 512. Memory is cheap these days, 15
years ago RAM cost about $200 a megabyte, so that 512 stick
that costs $60 bucks today is a real bargain.
The page file is virtual memory, reserved space on the hard
drive, that pretends to be RAM. But it is slow.

See http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpvm.htm for the scoop on how
and why virtual memory works


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"poobear" <poobear@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in
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| The Page File settings were 336MB min _ 672MB max and
Windows said the
| Virtual memory minimum was too low so I increased the Page
File minimum from
| 336MB to about 448 MB and max to 896 MB .
| Then I was told the Minimum Virtual memory was too low
again and saw the
| PageFile used was 492MB's so I increased the Page File
minimum to 512MB and
| the Maximum PageFile to 1000MB .
| This was after I was using a game demo that plays from
the Harddrive and I
| think it using Virtual memory to run because the computer
needs more memory
| for that game .
| I am using a 256MB's memory stick .
| Would you think I am going overboard raising the Page
File that much , I
| think that's Virtual Memory .
| And I shifted the Page file to a second Harddrive that had
no other data on
| it .
|
Anonymous
October 14, 2004 5:07:45 PM

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Hi

Please have a look at the following article by Alex Nichol:

"Virtual Memory in Windows XP"
http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpvm.php

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"poobear" <poobear@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D D1AC3BA-E049-4AA3-B2DF-2A16964C4B16@microsoft.com...
> The Page File settings were 336MB min _ 672MB max and Windows said the
> Virtual memory minimum was too low so I increased the Page File minimum
> from
> 336MB to about 448 MB and max to 896 MB .
> Then I was told the Minimum Virtual memory was too low again and saw
> the
> PageFile used was 492MB's so I increased the Page File minimum to 512MB
> and
> the Maximum PageFile to 1000MB .
> This was after I was using a game demo that plays from the Harddrive and
> I
> think it using Virtual memory to run because the computer needs more
> memory
> for that game .
> I am using a 256MB's memory stick .
> Would you think I am going overboard raising the Page File that much , I
> think that's Virtual Memory .
> And I shifted the Page file to a second Harddrive that had no other data
> on
> it .
>
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Anonymous
October 14, 2004 9:22:13 PM

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The Best Settings are:

1.)Defragmentation
2.)Increase your Paging File
3.)Move your Paging File to other Drive and Increase it
3.)Add more RAM

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"poobear" <poobear@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D D1AC3BA-E049-4AA3-B2DF-2A16964C4B16@microsoft.com...
> The Page File settings were 336MB min _ 672MB max and Windows said the
> Virtual memory minimum was too low so I increased the Page File minimum
from
> 336MB to about 448 MB and max to 896 MB .
> Then I was told the Minimum Virtual memory was too low again and saw
the
> PageFile used was 492MB's so I increased the Page File minimum to 512MB
and
> the Maximum PageFile to 1000MB .
> This was after I was using a game demo that plays from the Harddrive and
I
> think it using Virtual memory to run because the computer needs more
memory
> for that game .
> I am using a 256MB's memory stick .
> Would you think I am going overboard raising the Page File that much , I
> think that's Virtual Memory .
> And I shifted the Page file to a second Harddrive that had no other data
on
> it .
>
Anonymous
October 15, 2004 3:32:17 AM

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Add RAM.



"poobear" <poobear@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:D D1AC3BA-E049-4AA3-B2DF-2A16964C4B16@microsoft.com...
> The Page File settings were 336MB min _ 672MB max and Windows said the
> Virtual memory minimum was too low so I increased the Page File minimum
> from
> 336MB to about 448 MB and max to 896 MB .
> Then I was told the Minimum Virtual memory was too low again and saw
> the
> PageFile used was 492MB's so I increased the Page File minimum to 512MB
> and
> the Maximum PageFile to 1000MB .
> This was after I was using a game demo that plays from the Harddrive and
> I
> think it using Virtual memory to run because the computer needs more
> memory
> for that game .
> I am using a 256MB's memory stick .
> Would you think I am going overboard raising the Page File that much , I
> think that's Virtual Memory .
> And I shifted the Page file to a second Harddrive that had no other data
> on
> it .
>
October 15, 2004 4:39:05 AM

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That's a good article , I found it very helpful thankyou .
I'm going to look read it again .
And increasing the page file minimum and maximum seems to have solved the
problem I had with a demo game I installed on the harddrive and could only
play from the harddrive , I mean without the CD in the drive .
The game seems to be playing better each time I play it .
Thankyou


"Will Denny" wrote:

> Hi
>
> Please have a look at the following article by Alex Nichol:
>
> "Virtual Memory in Windows XP"
> http://aumha.org/win5/a/xpvm.php
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MVP - Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "poobear" <poobear@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:D D1AC3BA-E049-4AA3-B2DF-2A16964C4B16@microsoft.com...
> > The Page File settings were 336MB min _ 672MB max and Windows said the
> > Virtual memory minimum was too low so I increased the Page File minimum
> > from
> > 336MB to about 448 MB and max to 896 MB .
> > Then I was told the Minimum Virtual memory was too low again and saw
> > the
> > PageFile used was 492MB's so I increased the Page File minimum to 512MB
> > and
> > the Maximum PageFile to 1000MB .
> > This was after I was using a game demo that plays from the Harddrive and
> > I
> > think it using Virtual memory to run because the computer needs more
> > memory
> > for that game .
> > I am using a 256MB's memory stick .
> > Would you think I am going overboard raising the Page File that much , I
> > think that's Virtual Memory .
> > And I shifted the Page file to a second Harddrive that had no other data
> > on
> > it .
> >
>
>
>
!