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By landrew ·
On a PII 350MHz, machine with 64 MB RAM, what would be the best way to optimize memory. Should I let Windows manage my virtual memory or should I set values. My only problem is that if I set values, what should I set the virtual memory settings to?? The reason I ask is because I have a client who is working with a spreadsheet on a machine like above, and she keeps getting the "Not Enough Memory" error message. Obviously a simple solution is to add more memory, but I unfortunately do not have control over that in the company that I work for. Ideas???

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by pat.schmid In reply to Memory management

The rule of thumb we've used to configure or computers is set Intial Size to 2X the installed RAM and set Maximum Size to 2X the Intial Size.

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by tk421 In reply to Memory management

Someone else on this site referred me to a program called Memturbo. It's a great program that monitors your available memory and will clean up memory leaks and unused resources that are loaded into memory when your resources dip down to a low level.I'd try this first and see if it helps you like it helped me.

http://www.memturbo.com/downloads.htm

Good luck!
tim

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by aubhall In reply to Memory management

I would take all of the above answers into account and add the following.If using win98 think of using the msconfig util start>run>msconfig>ok to free up memory by diabling the "load starup group items".
If win95 try powersetting from www.silents.dk
a shareware version avalible for download that does the same as msconfig.

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by MCSE Lee In reply to Memory management

When you/she gets the Out of Memory message, do a Ctrl/Alt/Del and see what else is open. Look for programs that shouldn't be there (WINWORD when Word is not open, etc.). There is a known problem with Office programs not closing out completely, which leads to this error message. I don't remember the exact KB article number, but you can get more detail on the MS Website.

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by gregc In reply to Memory management

Check the free disk space on the drive where the swap file is located. My guessis it is low on disk space. The virtual memory config is limited to free disk space. Check the root of the c: drive for files you can move or delete. Also delete alltemp files and defrag the drive. Virtual memory is slower than real memory. Put the swap file on the drive with the most space. Hope this helps.

Greg

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