Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: What is Virtual Memory?

18 Oct 2011   #1
famousken

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 
What is Virtual Memory?

i searched for things that can optimize my laptop's performance and i found out that virtual memory does a big part. what is it? what is the best "initial size" and "maximum size" for it.?

I HAVE ASPIRE4750G: Intel Core i%-2410M, nvidia GeForce GT 540m, 2GB DDR3 Memory, 640GB HDD



My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
18 Oct 2011   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by famousken View Post
i searched for things that can optimize my laptop's performance and i found out that virtual memory does a big part. what is it? what is the best "initial size" and "maximum size" for it.?

I HAVE ASPIRE4750G: Intel Core i%-2410M, nvidia GeForce GT 540m, 2GB DDR3 Memory, 640GB HDD
Virtual memory is hard disk space used in lieu of real memory. It is MUCH, Much slower and used only when a system runs out of the faster real RAM.

The absolute size doesnt matter as it is all slower, but if you want a guide somewhere around 1.5 times your RAM.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Oct 2011   #3
famousken

Windows 7 Home Basic 32bit (6.1, Build 7600)
 
 

1.5 of my Physical Memory is the initial size? how about the maximum size allocated for it?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

18 Oct 2011   #4
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by famousken View Post
1.5 of my Physical Memory is the initial size? how about the maximum size allocated for it?
One sure fire way is to allow the system to manage it. In system control panel there is a setting that will do just that.

It wont help a P-IV because they come with virtual memory enabled so you proabably already have it
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 What is Virtual Memory?




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
virtual memory
My windows 7 machine has 16 Gb of RAM memory, an SSD (vertex 111Gb) disk and 2 WD (1Tb) harddisks. To save space on my SSD, I was advised to remove my virtual memory, which I did several months ago. Everything worked fine after that, even Photoshop. This week I started working with MAGIX which...
Performance & Maintenance
What Is Virtual Memory?
I'm trying to run an old pc game called Might and Magic VIII, but when i try to run the game a window pops up saying "Due to virtual memory requirements Might and Magic VII requires 30MB of free hard drive space to operate properly" What does that mean? I have about 16GB free space on my hard...
Gaming
Virtual Memory
What is virtual memory? How it can be used in my laptop?
General Discussion
Virtual Memory
Hello all, I'm looking at using a larger flash drive for the ReadyBoost function and wondering what your thoughts are on it. At the moment I have about 4GB of a flash drive ready-boosted and I have noticed a slight increase in performance. Does it really only affect the paging file and such? ...
Performance & Maintenance
Virtual Memory
Hey guys, ok so i have 3gb ram, 250gb hdd, intel core 2 duo p8400 @ 2.26ghz so i was wondering about my virtual memory how much do you suggest that i set it to? what different will it make? THANKS IN ADVANCE!
Installation & Setup


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:54.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App