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By thomasscorpion ·
Hi all
I am using an Nt 4 workstation which is having 64 mb ram its config is pii233mhz the thing i s some times it shows the error messabe you dont have enough virtual memmory to perform the operaion

please help

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by tazmania In reply to virtual memmory error

Two things you can do. Add more ram, recommend 128 to 256 RAM. Also change your settings for virtual memory. Info on NT usually says to add 12 Mb over actual RAM which would give you 76 Mb of Virtual memory. A more realistic setting is two and ahalf times RAM which would be 160 Mb. Some programs can use 128 Mb of RAM by themselves and if you are running resource intensive programs 64 is just not enough. Add more RAM is practical solution and adjust virtual memory to two and one half times what you have.
If you think 64 Mb is enough to run the program, then reboot.

Keep in mind that some programs don't release memory even after they are closed for use by other programs. This creates a memory leak and ties up memory that is not freed up until you reboot.

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by Gigelul In reply to virtual memmory error

To change the virtual memory size go to My computer properties\performance\change and select a partition of your HDD. Change <initial size> and <maximum size> as in previous answer after that use <set> button, close windows with OK and restart computer.
If you don't have space on primary partition you can chose other partition to create a suplimentary paging file.

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by TheChas In reply to virtual memmory error

If you just started getting the error, you are running out of free hard drive space.

I use a seperate 2-4GB partition for virtual memory, and let Windows use the entire drive as it wishes.

As the other answers stated, increasing real memory (RAM) will reduce the load on virtual memory.

I do however, disagree with setting specific size limits on virtual memory.
The "rules" for virtual memory size are hold-overs from Windows 3.X and no longer apply to most applications.

I have seen graphics applications chew up 2-5 GB of virtual memory, and ask for more.

My advice, allow Windows to control virtual memory, using the entire free space available on the drive.
Clean up the drive, and maintain a minimum of 500MB free space.

After cleaning off all the temp and other junk files, run a defrag utility such as Executive softwares Disk Keeper to optimize the free space on the drive.

Chas

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