cannot change virtual memory

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by felix13, Mar 4, 2002.

  1. felix13

    felix13 Guest

    Hello,

    I know this has been covered before but I still haven't managed to find a solution to my problem. I have a brand new machine, p4 1.7 mhz, 256 MB DDR ram, hard drive (not partitioned) and a clean install of XP Pro. Wow this will be so fast i thought........but no.

    I keep running out of memory and overall the performance is terrible. On start up I always get the message no paging file or paging file too small. I've tried to change this and restart but every time the allocated memory continues to read 0 MB. It also claims to create a temporary page file.

    I've also tried a search for pagefile.sys (including hidden files) and I can't find one.

    This isn't funny anymore :confused: :mad: :(
     
  2. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    ok

    Start menu>
    Control panel>
    System>
    Advanced>
    Open the performance tab>
    Advanced>

    all you need is there. if its set to manage itself, change it to about 700mb if it aint playing ball.

    256mb is just enuff to start windows.
     
  3. allan

    allan Guest

    Actually you want to set it to 384 both minimum and maximum. The recommended setting for your amount of ram is 1.5x installed ram. You want min & max to be the same to cut down on fragmentation.

    Or are you saying that when you do this it will not stick? If so, how big is your hard drive?
     
  4. GoNz0

    GoNz0 NTFS Stoner

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    oops i missed that 1..
     
  5. felix13

    felix13 Guest

    Yep, I was meaning that it wouldn't record the changes, but I've sorted it now.

    It was a problem with the chipset, certain chipsets seem to have problems with this.

    To remedy it I downloaded a patch called intel accelerator or something and that sorted it. My PC is now running smoothly.

    support.intel.com/support/chipsets/iaa

    Cheers