Question about Physical/Virtual memory.

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by U2Penn, Oct 1, 2002.

  1. U2Penn

    U2Penn U2Penn

    In the mire.
    I know this may seem like a silly question but I'm a newbe here and I don't know "alot" about computers as most do on here.

    What is the difference between "total physical memory" and "total virtual memory"? My physical memory is 512MB and virtual memory is 1.72GB.

    Plus, i'm not sure if I posted this in the right area of the forum so if i didn't please forgive me.
  2. dadx2mj

    dadx2mj Guest

    Total physical memory is the amount of ram you have installed in your case 512 megs. Total virtual memory is the combination of your physical memory and the size of your page file. The page file is a file on your hard drive that the operating systems uses like memory.