Increase Your System Virtual Memory Upto 8x or More!

By Shekhar Sahu on

23 December, 2009  at 11:10 PM

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What is virtual memory?


When your system has lack of RAM (Random Access Memory) to run a program or operating system, then windows collaborates the hard disk memory with RAM. Windows move data from RAM to the space of virtual memory called paging file. This frees up RAM and makes it available for other tasks.  
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Newbies Guide
RAM is the main internal storage area the computer uses to run programs and store data. Information stored in RAM is temporary and is designed to clear when the computer is turned off.

Windows sets the initial minimum size of the paging file at the amount of random access memory (RAM) installed on your computer plus 300 megabytes (MB), and the maximum size at 3 times the amount of RAM installed on your computer. Now, It's time to change your virtual memory.

How to Increase Virtual Memory?



1) Go to your desktop and perform Alt+double click on My Computer or Computer, this opens system properties.

2) Navigate to the advanced tab and click on performance setting. Now a performance option dialogue box opens.

3) Now goto advanced tab and click on change button of virtual memory area. For each partition of your disk


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Look at the image below, it is the performance index of Windows vista. I just have 2 Gigabyte of RAM and the rating of memory is <5 :)

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Did you increase the virtual memory of your system? Is the performance of your system increased? You may share your experience or queries!

Shekhar Sahu




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8 comments for this post

It is cool, simple and unique way to get more memory...

Posted on December 24, 2009 at 6:35 PM  

@Rajesh I wanted to post this blog before i stared blogging.
All those who complain about Windows Vista must try this.

Posted on December 24, 2009 at 8:32 PM  

Great post bro... it sure did helped me a lot by speeding up my life! :D

Posted on December 25, 2009 at 8:42 PM  

@Pubudu
Glad that you liked and speed up your life :)

Posted on December 25, 2009 at 10:00 PM  

Cool! thanks for sharing the info bro! BTW post re-tweeted. :)

Posted on December 27, 2009 at 2:33 PM  

Thanks Ankit for dropping in and for retweet

Posted on December 27, 2009 at 3:49 PM  

Cool! thanks for sharing the info bro! BTW post re-tweeted. :)

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 3:35 PM  

Great post bro... it sure did helped me a lot by speeding up my life! :D

Posted on November 28, 2010 at 3:35 PM  
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