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FREE Computer System Utilities

Discussion in 'Internet & Computers' started by Zembonez, Jul 14, 2009.

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    The one thing I can't understand is, I keep getting a balloon telling me my virtual memory is low. I have over a gig of ram. :dunno: I alway's run disc clean up, and defrag all the time. I run the check disc tool once a week. I guess it's just time for a new one. This bitch is seven years old. :lol:
     
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    I was getting that once and while, and since I added new ram, I havent gotten it...
     
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    Your swap file is reaching its maximum size...


    Your compy doesn't need to use the swap file as much :thumbs:
     
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    Suppliment it with Glary Utilities
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    Media Player Home Cinema is a nice player too... Nicer for playback, and doesn't need much in the way of codecs installed...

    That's the nice thing about VLC, is you don't have to install anything... But MPCHC is nicer for watching :lol:
     
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    does defraggler work better then Windows Defrag? my work comp has slowed down and I am getting tails on program windows I drag around.. Looking for something to try...
     
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    its supposed to, its free give it a shot
     
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    VIRTUAL MEMORY has nothing at all (well, very little) to do with the actual RAM that is installed on your computer.

    It is a SWAP FILE that windows creates on the hard drive that it uses once it has pretty much used up all the RAM that is installed on the computer.

    The swap file size can be increased.........
    Right click on "MY COMPUTER"...
    Left click on "PROPERTIES"...
    Left click on "ADVANCED"...
    Left click on "SETTINGS"...
    Left click on "ADVANCED"...
    Left click on "CHANGE"...
    Set it to 4095...

    That should (Virtually) eliminate your virtual memory errors. :D :D

    Remember that a lot of programs use a certain amount of real "AND" virtual memory whenever you open them.
    A lot of them do not release all of the memory when you "CLOSE" them, like they should.
    Over time, when you do not reboot very often, the "ACTUAL" memory "AND" the "VIRTUAL" memory gets filled up.,,mostly by programs that you have already closed and are not even using right now.

    "THATS" when you get the virtual memory errors.

    Good luck...hope this helps.

    :cheers:
     
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