Virtual Memory??

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by ZipTriX, Jan 9, 2002.

  1. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    Has anyone ever gotten a yellow triangle with the exclaimation point (just like I used for this post) in the system tray saying Low virtual memory?
    If so what does it mean?
    How critical is it?
    How do I fix it?


    1.4 TBird
    1024 MB PC133 Ram


    here's a screenshot of my pagefile settings. set to default and my system crashes after 4 days. with current settings and system crashes after 9 days.
     
  2. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    It means make your page file bigger. Make the top-end around 500mb and see if that helps.
     
  3. Lonman

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    Hey, wait a sec. Did you ever solve that memory leaking driver issue?
     
  4. Qumahlin

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    um...you have a gig of ram....just turn virtual memory off and the computer will even run faster LOL you really don't need virt mem with over 512mb of ram, all it does is give unnessecary disk writes, I got 512mb of ram and ran fine without it, when I bumped up to a gig I even turned off the paging of the windows Executive files so that it fully loads them in ram and I still normally have over 500mb free during normal use

    until you edit something in phtoshop and watch it eat heh
     
  5. H0TK4RL

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    whoa... that's one tiny pagefile.

    try 1.5 x Total RAM...

    Make the MIN and MAX 1536.

    -jay


     
  6. ZipTriX

    ZipTriX Guest

    have to wait til it crashes again to find the file eating the memory. so far my pc froze twice. i think it was cause my video card was overclocked WAY to high (230/530) geforce 3. lol so I turned it down and no freezing. so I'll let you know in 4 days what caused it.


    So should I have a pagefile or not? I mess with graphics alot (adobe, macromedia, maya, lightwave, video editing and visual basics). I'll wait 4 days to change my pagefile size.
     
  7. Qumahlin

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    IMHO..I do alot of Adobe and flash and have never run across a problem...and Adobe creates it's own scratchdisk that completely skips windows...hence why when you first install adobe it will tell you the scratch disk is set to the same drive as the program and to make it more efficient put it on another drive :)
     
  8. H0TK4RL

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    I have read time and time again that you need a pagefile. First off, if you crash and the system does a memory dump, it needs a pagefile = to Total RAM + 3MB... Not sure about the +3..

     
  9. ZipTriX

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    never asked me that anyway i went to the options and changed all the scratchdisks to be on my d: drive. nothing there but mp3s
     
  10. Lonman

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    That's your problem man... it's eating your pagefile too. You might want to check your event viewer logs and see if this 'Low virtual memory' error is naming anything you can troubleshoot.

    Yeah, keep a pagefile... I think the size you have (50-250) is plenty with all that Ram you have. The 1.5 x available memory... I don't think it's a huge issue when you have a GIGABYTE of ram, lol.
     
  11. ZipTriX

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    nothing is listed in the event viewer about low virtual memory
     
  12. Lonman

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    Well, the registry tweak is in place to name the offending memory hog on the next bsod... these problems are related.
     
  13. H0TK4RL

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    One last thing... Take a look at your virtual memory settings. It tells you right at the bottom what it's recommended you set your pagefile to. (1534) 1.5 x Total Memory. If you are using a pagefile then that one(your current / 250) is way too small.

    -jay
     
  14. pc_tek

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    this sounds like a job for AlecStaar!!!!!! TaDa!!!!!!

    LOL
     
  15. Qumahlin

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    When my comp has crashed I still have the mem dump, it does not need a page file unless ram is full and with 1 gig of ram having that filled at time of crash probably is what caused the crash lol
     
  16. Smokie

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    Yeah, where is Alexstaar? Have not seen him on in ages.
     
  17. Lonman

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    um... erm... (kiks toe in dirt and tactfully changes subject)...

    So, who do you think will make it to the SuperBowl?
     
  18. Smokie

    Smokie A Proud Australian

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    Did I ask something I shouldn't of? :confused:





     
  19. ZipTriX

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    Haven't been following, but I hope my home team makes it......St Louis Rams. Homesick :(

    So I should wait til I crash again to change pagefile? I mean after teh crash I can find the memory hog, and fix it.
     
  20. existenz

    existenz Guest

    I like the 49ers :)

    Jeff Garcia and Terrell Owens!