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Windows 7: i cant increase virtual memory

19 Jul 2014   #1
namco

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
i cant increase virtual memory

Hello, i used to have 16gb system installed on my system yesterday i sold them and installed my old 2gb stick .Now i try to set any virtual memory size to my ssd, it doesnt work.I check task manager i still see 1711mb of ram .What should i do?


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19 Jul 2014   #2
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Welcome to the forum namco.

Please post a picture like this from your system using this tutorial by Brink.

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21 Jul 2014   #3
namco

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

here:
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21 Jul 2014   #4
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Please post your pictures using the method I suggested

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21 Jul 2014   #5
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

1711MB RAM is not out of line when having 2048MB [2GB] physical RAM installed, part of it is assigned to video on computers with onboard/built-in video adapter. Beginning with Windows XP the recommended size was decreased to 1.5 times the physical RAM from the earlier 2.5 times the RAM.

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My Win7 has 8GB RAM and I set the paging file to 12GB on a second HDD of 500GB before any other use of the HDD occurred. By setting the max and min as the same it does not get fragmented. Putting the paging file on a second HDD has always shown a performance benefit.
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21 Jul 2014   #6
namco

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

ok now?


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21 Jul 2014   #7
namco

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Berton View Post
1711MB RAM is not out of line when having 2048MB [2GB] physical RAM installed, part of it is assigned to video on computers with onboard/built-in video adapter. Beginning with Windows XP the recommended size was decreased to 1.5 times the physical RAM from the earlier 2.5 times the RAM.

Change the size of virtual memory - Windows Help
Learn Best Practices for Optimizing the Virtual Memory Configuration

My Win7 has 8GB RAM and I set the paging file to 12GB on a second HDD of 500GB before any other use of the HDD occurred. By setting the max and min as the same it does not get fragmented. Putting the paging file on a second HDD has always shown a performance benefit.
my memory stays 1711mb even i set virtual memory to 2048-503323242...
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21 Jul 2014   #8
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

You should really consider adding more memory to your pc. What is the maximum amount your board will support ? (but you sold it so.... nevermind)

All windows thinks you have is 1711 MB, and you barely have any free.

Let windows manage your virtual memory. Then reboot the pc.
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21 Jul 2014   #9
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

Quote:
my memory stays 1711mb even i set virtual memory to 2048-503323242..
Right, the physical RAM doesn't change unless there's a hardware issue affecting the memory modules or the amount allocated to onboard video is changed, sometimes a setting in the BIOS.
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21 Jul 2014   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

I do agree with AddRAM set your page file to auto. Windows 7 will handle the memory just fine.
Adding more ram is another great option if you can.

Filling in your system specs completely would help us help you.
Look at AddRAM, Berton and my specs; it will give you a idea of what can be added.
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