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Windows 7: Virtual memory - experts is this a good set? image included

08 Jul 2010   #1

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Virtual memory - experts is this a good set? image included

Wondering if this is a good setup or should i leave it as automatical managed

have 4gb ram.

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08 Jul 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello hkop, welcome to Seven Forums!

As it looks as though you're using a 32-bit Windows 7, it can't access more than about 3.6GB of RAM (or so) to start with so it's best left at "System Managed".
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09 Jul 2010   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Virtual memory

A good setting for virtual memory is the commit/charge that is listed under the performance tab in the task manager. You want to use the minimum and the maximum size to set your virtual memory. Using letting window manage the size will actually decrease the performance. The maximum size is best determined when running all the programs you would usually use.. then look at the maximum commit/charge .. .this would be the best setting. You can always try running no virtual memory for better performance, but remember windows will not be able to make a crash dump file (not necessarily needed except for troubleshooting things like blue screen error messages) since virtual memory is needed to create the dump file ...
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09 Jul 2010   #4

Windows 10 Pro X64

I have Pro X64 with 4GB of RAM and have been running with Virtual Memory turned off for several months now with no problem.
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