Message Saying 'virtual Memory Is Low' Keeps Coming Up?

Sep 2, 2009

My computer is always coming up with a message that says 'windows virtual memory is low' and yet I dont even run that many programs. granted my computer is old and I should probably buy more memory for it - though i can't afford it - but is there a program or process i should run for my computer to make the most of the memory it has and therefore run more smoothly, and therefore not flash the message 'low on virtual memory' up at me all the time?

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