I currently have 4GB of RAM installed, of which in real terms, only 3.07GB is actually being used by my system.
I am wondering, given that my RAM is sitting at max. levels, if there are any reasons, advantages or benefits to be had in changing the Virtual Memory - Paging File Size for all Drives, from the current size of 3369MB to the recommended size of 4603MB, or more....say 4950MB??
I am running Vista 32bit with 4gigs of ram, AMD Phenom 9950, just put in an ATI 4870X2 with 8.11 drivers. I have two hard drives, one 250gb with the OS and FS9 and FSX on it and another 500gb with really nothing on it. I have my virtual memory set up as follows:
C: and D: drive set to system managed. Should I set the custom size and to what intial and max size?
Im leaning towards the 4870x2 card the cause of the memory leak not sure if it is a driver issue, might install the 5.8 version and see what happens. Also, plan on moving FS9 and FSX to the bigger drive.
I have been having virtual memory problems but thet have never happened to me before in the 1 year that i had this pc and the weird thing is that its not like all the ram is being used only like 1.05GB ram is being used.I was wondering if this problem can be solved this is ver frustrating cause it closes my programs and interrupts wat im doing without saving i was playing the sims 2 and i lost all the progress that i made because of the dam low virtual memory, at the time the only program i had running was the sims 2 and nothing else and ive played the sims 2 so many times in the past and never have i gotten this error, this also happens when i am just browsing the web.
This is my first post in this forum, but I was just wondering if any of you had experience with virtual memory in Vista x64 and the page file when you have a large amount of RAM. I recently just build a machine which has 12gb of RAM. I am begginning to think that this was a waste of money, because no matter what I do, I cannot seem to get the ram useage to exceed 30 percent, or roughly 4gb of ram. I am a computer science major and completely understand how virtual memory works and what paging is; however, I was always taught that if the OS (Vista in this case) will only swap memory when the memory is full, but this has not been the case as I know that Vista is paging some of the memory onto the disk even though it has another 8gb of free memory to use.
I was just wondering what your thoughts were on disabling paging in Vista and if any of you have experience with doing so when you have a system with a large amount of memory. Also, I would love to hear anybody's explaination as to why Vista is paging the memory onto the HDD when in fact it's not neccessary in my case. Perhaps I do not understand it correctly? I am currently on a different computer, but tommorow I will disable the paging in Vista to see what kind of performance difference I experience, if any and post what I find.
I am trying to change the size of Virtual memory on my sisters laptop. It is running vista home and has only 1 gb of RAM. I click on where you change the virtual memory and click CUSTOM (on the C drive, which is only hard drive she has). And i set it to 2048 min and 2048 max. I Click set then ok. then ok again, and once again ok. Then it prompts me to Restart the computer, so I do. But after I restart and check to see if it worked, it still shows that the custom size wasn't added.
I noticed that my virtual memory is set to no pagefile? I've tried setting it to custom, system managed, etc. I always click the "set" button and it will show what I change it to if I set a custom size. When I reboot and go back to the settings, it is back to No Pagefile?
Running Vista Ultimate 64-bit on M6400 notebook with 16GB RAM.
With 16GB RAM does Vista really need any virtual memory?
My quad core, 16GB RAM notebook would be faster without hard drive access due to virtual memory.
Can I turm off virtual memory or set it to some very low value (possibly 0)?
My preference is to use the 16GB RAM and should that be insufficient then I decide which programs to close. I don't want Vista using 4GB, or 6GB RAM, etc., and continually writing/reading to HD which slows things down and does not make full use of the physical RAM present.
I am running Vista Business x64 on my notebook. It is a C2D 2.00GHz with 4GB RAM and a Geforce Go 7700. My question is, what would be the optimal size of the virtual memory (page file) that my system should use? I currently have min=max=4092MB. Should I lower it or raise it to be 1.5x or 2.0x my RAM? Or should I leave it as 1.0x my RAM like it is now?
I need to know if there is anyway to specifically set Vista to allow a program to see a certain Size for Virtual memory. oracle Products require Virtual Memory to be verified before they go through installation. The problem here is that Windows Vista Paging files are not seen as Virtual memory for some reason. The system I have is set with 4000 plus mb of Paging file but when the oracle check completes it shows 0 mb available. Going to a newer version of Oracle is not an option as this is a required product for a College Course. Going back to XP is not an option since no one ever wrote XP Drivers for this hardware. I've hausted all the resources from HP and Oracle and need to try this end of the problem now.
i just bought a Toshiba laptop which has 4 GB RAm and 512GB Nvidia dedicated VRAM. When i opened DXDIAG it says that the available virtual memory is 2000+MB. So can i run(not play ,I have a PS3 for gaming ) high-end games or some middle-end games like GTA IV?
How do you edit a virtual pc hard drive image so that you can add files onto. So that if you have say MS-DOS 7.1 running on virtual pc and want to add SIMCITY 2000 to its virtual hardrive. Then you could run SIMCITY 2000 from dos on windows vista. And once simcity 2000 is added to the virtual hardrive how do I execute SC2000.exe from dos or dos shell.
Am I correct in assuming that, for Windows ME to run in a Virtual PC 2007 window, the Windows ME virtual disk must be located inside a disk partition that is FAT32? On a test run, I tried to install WinME on a virtual disk in a folder that was in my normal Vista partition (NTFS), and it didn't get far. I tried placing the WinME virtual disk inside an FAT32 partition, and although I didn't finish the installation process, I got that far, with the WinME instalation screen having popped up and ready for installation. One other thing: Is it possible to place the WinME virtual disk inside a logical FAT32 partition? Or must it be a primary partition?
After installing Vista Ultimate, I am experiencing problems with processes using an excessive amount of CPU. However when I run the task manager, and clicking on "Show processs from all users", I can't see which process is responsible since none is consuming more than a few percent of the CPU.My computer is obviously very slow and I haven't installed any program yet.
For the past few weeks I have been attempting to create a Vista Home Premium configuration on a new Core 2 Duo PC. I though that I had finally created a stable config with all the proper hardware drivers and many of my apps. I then noticed that the disk activity light was on solid - and I couldn't figure out why.I ran a number of process tools, the only one that seemed to provide useful information being Perfmon. Perfmon showed two distinct types of disk activity.......
I have a Dell Latitude D830 with Vista. My computer works fine as long as it is booted up and I have logged in to my profile. The problem appears to be that it does not hibernate properly and takes about 5 minutes to log in to my profile. It boots up normally. My questions on the long login problem are:
1. Can the gadget sidebar have anything to do with the excessive login time? 2. Is there any way I can view the steps of the login process to see what is causing the long delay? 3. Do you have any written procedure that I can use to debug this problem?
I thought I managed to get rid of the annoying "excessive disk writing" problem by turning off superfetch and readyboost in services.msc. However now it seems like it is back. I've tried turning off ALL my services (background apps), but it's still there. IMMENSELY annoying. When I look at my resource monitor (access it via the task manager), it looks like there is some sort of Vista service still running that is causing all this trouble. See the applied image for resource monitor screen capture. sorry for the large image. I'll scale it better the next time.
I recently bought an expensive new 1tb hdd & bought another 4gb of ram. I decided to turn of the paging file so that it saves wear & tear on my hdd & have had no problems whatsoever. Is there any disadvantage to having the paging file turned off? I heard that it mirrors the amount of ram you have, so mine was 8gb is this true? Also, i know vista only allows 32 bit apps to access 2gb of ram, but if i have a paging file, would windows allow 32 bit apps to use 2gb of ram as well as extra space in the paging file? Or does it only allow 2gb of memory ram or otherwise
I would like to create 2 paging files, one on C: and the other on an eSata external drive. I've heard 2 sides of how. One to let the computer decide (System Managed Size) on both drives, and the other to have a static page file on both as to eliminate fragmentation. System Managed or a Static pagefile? And if a static, how large on both. I have 4G Ram?
l am trying to speed up my computer If it don't make sense to you just ignore this My comp. takes 5 to 10 sec. to open folder or Internet I been reading these threads on Memory Ram and Paging hope to speedup may be paging is not the first thing I should look at to speedup. here is the Diagnostic Report
Symptom: Excessive Paging Cause:Available memory on the system is low. Details:The total physical memory on the system is not capable of handling the load.
Warning: the average disk queue length is 2. The disk may be at its maximum transfer capacity due to throughput and disk seeks.....
My computer has three (3) physical hard drives. Two (2) of them with one or two logical partitions and the smallest drive without any partition. ALL partitions are listed in the "Virtual Memory Paging File" window.
The question is this; should I set just one (1) partition as my page file, or should I set ALL listed partitions (Main and Logicals) to be "Managed By System"? or; set all but one to "No paging file" and set the smallest drive for the "Virtual Memory Paging File"?
Drive 1 is 750 Gb partitioned in 200Gb (Main)/200Gb (Logical)/350Gb (Logical).
Drive 2 is 500 Gb partitioned in 250 (Main)/250Gb (Logical).
Drive 3 is 160 Gb not partinioned (no Logical).
Have found lots of information and suggestions on setting "Paging File Size" but none mentions anything about the logical partitions. I currently have them ALL set to "System Managed Size" and it reports a file size of 141000Mb allocated. I guess this is about 10% of the total disk capacities?
I elected to use the clearance option of my paging file when using shut down on Vista, I cannot now find how to stop using it, as it takes far to long to do a restart during normal operating times. Can anyone point me to the commnad to stop the option?
I have the following issue and hope that somebody can give me a hint about what might be going on! My system has two raid 1 arrays - one is running on XP Professional SP3 the other one is running on Vista x64 Ultimate SP1. When I start my virtual machines (either from the Virtual PC console or when double-clicking the *.vmc files) than everything is working fine on XP and the virtual machines are booting and running as expected. However, on Vista the following is happening (and I hope somebody has an idea):
1. Starting the Virtual machines from the console leads to an immediate reboot of my host machine (I can't even see any boot screen of the virtual machine - it is like clicking start in the VPC console -- > reboot of host).
Memory DiagnosticsIf Vista detects a memory problem in your system such as a faulty RAM module, it will display a notification asking if you want Vista to try to diagnose the problem.Then again you may also recieve the sudden BSOD with the error MEMORY MANAGMENT at the top. You can manually run this tool anytime just typememory in the search box inside the start menu.This tool offers you two options: restarting immediately and checking for problems, or running next time you reboot your machine (the memory diagnostic tool must run at boot time).
Network DiagnosticsWindows Vista also allows you to check the connectivity of your network connection using the Network Diagnostics Framework: An infrastructure and a set of built-in and extensible components that attempts to automatically diagnose and correct network connectivity problems. The usual way to run this check is to open Network Center and click the Diagnose Internet Connection link on the left Vista will either identify ............
I inserted a new, blank 1GB USB drive into laptop. Vista Home Basic promptly asked if I wanted it to be used for ReadyBoost. I responded "Yes". Subsequently when booted-up, Right-Click Computer Advanced System Settings - Advanced tab - Performance (.... virtual memory) - Settings button - Advanced tab - Virtual Memory Change ... button.
It shows "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives" is ticked: "Paging file for each drive:" C: System managed F: (the USB stick drive): None
If I untick the "Automatically manage .." and select the USB stick drive, it shows only 103MB available; this figures, because the USB stick drive "F:", shows a "ReadyBoost.sfcache" file of 870,401kB, created at the time of the latest boot-up; thus it seems to be creating or refreshing the paging file on boot-up.........