swap file thingy

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Evil Marge, Aug 16, 2002.

  1. Evil Marge

    Evil Marge I Rule Political User

    Hi everyone, well as promised i upgraded my memory ! What a difference ! I still have one niggle though....since i upgraded to 256 RAM i still got this message once..'virtually memory too low'...
    Does it matter ? ...i have set the swap file thing to one and a half times the RAM size....
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Good on ya Marge. :D Can't help with your problem though. :rolleyes:
  3. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

    new york
    if you've only gotten the message once, then I wouldn't worry about it;

    as far as setting the pf to 1.5 your ram...that's fine, if you've allowed the maximum to be at least 3x the 1.5 figure.

    if you have the minimum and maximum set to the same value, no, 384 will almost definately cause slowdowns when you start to use or load sophisticated programs...it's definately too small.

    my recomendation, a no miss...is pf 2x ram, with expansion to 3x the figure.

    dissregard any advice you've heard claiming a static page file is preferred...it is not