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									In today's modern technology, computer software requires enormous amounts
of system resources and RAM. Microsoft Windows does its best to utilize
what memory you already have installed, however, in many instances that
is just not enough to properly operate many programs. Windows will use
something which is called Virtual Memory, which basically is just some
allotted space that the computer will use when you do not have enough
memory (RAM). If you are multi-tasking you might actually end up
encountering an error that will say "Your system is low on virtual
memory". This article will explain a bit about that, and give you some
related computer tips on how to fix this error.

If you happen to noticed that your computer is running sluggish, it could
be that your system is low on virtual memory, and you may have to
increase it. To do this, you first need to know some information about
your computer and operating system. Windows typically allocates a certain
amount of this memory by calculating how much actual RAM you have. It
will then create the page file to use with this calculation, it must also
take into account how much memory the operating system will need,
different versions of Windows use different amounts.

Another simple solution is to clean your hard drive up a bit as Windows
will automatically try to use bits of it to create virtual RAM. Windows
software can not actually differentiate between what is the actual RAM
based memory and what is the Windows created "virtual memory". If you
have enough space on your main drive, then this could easily resolve the
error. Before you change the settings via your control panel, you should
run disk defragmentation. In the event that the virtual memory will be
placed on your hard-drive, it will work more efficiently if the bits are
contiguous and not fragmented all over.

Steps on how to change your virtual memory settings are as follows:

1. On your desktop right mouse click on "My Computer" the go to
"properties".

2. Click the "advanced" tab, and click the "settings" button in the
performance section.

3. At "Performance Options" click "advanced" tab

4. Click the "change" button in the virtual memory section.

5. Select the option "system managed size"

6. Click on Apply or Ok till back to desktop.

If these simple solutions do not work, another option which is quite
effective and will get rid of the error message "your system is low on
virtual memory" is to add more RAM to your computer system. These days
RAM is quite inexpensive. Unfortunately, this is not always applicable
because at times you already might be using the maximum amount of ram
allowed on your motherboard.
If all this fails and you still are receiving the message "your system is
low on virtual memory" you may want to take note of what you are doing
when this error is occurring. It could be that a program you are running
is causing a conflict within the system could be buggy or corrupted.

								
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