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    Default low on virtual memory??

    so i left my comp on for a couple of days on accident due to company and when i got back on it i had a lil pop up in the bottom right corner telling me that i was running low on virtual memory or something close to that.. it also said that it was creating more by doing something.. but what i was wondering if this happens when you leave your computer on to long or if i have some type of spyware thing thats causing this.. and if there is any thing to do to stop this.. i dont think its affecting my computer at all.. its just not nice to see something like that.. thanks in advance for any help on this

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    Default Re: low on virtual memory??

    My virtual memory is 768MB. Not sure what the ideal is butyou can check it by...

    Right click My Computer> Properties> Advanced tab>
    in the performance box click "settings"
    then click on "Advanced" tab and your vitrual memory settings will be at bottom.

    You might just need to run a program like "Ccleaner" to clear out the clutter.

    "Censorship is telling a man he can't have a steak just because a baby can't chew it." - Mark Twain

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    Default Re: low on virtual memory??

    Virtual Memory is when it uses C: (by default) as virtual ram. You normally get warnings when the partition is getting too full.

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    Default Re: low on virtual memory??

    Quote Originally Posted by pctek
    Virtual Memory is when it uses C: (by default) as virtual ram. You normally get warnings when the partition is getting too full.
    Or if something on your system has a memory leak. Then it doesn't matter how much space you have allocated to the pagefile, eventually it'll still fill up.

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    Default Re: low on virtual memory??

    i cerainly would check what program you have running in the background.

    however it could simply be that you have set a small virtual memory and a scheduled program has started (ie AV scan).
    Tweak it till it breaks

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    Default Re: low on virtual memory??

    it says i have 1536MB... that seems like a lot... so should i just not worry about that lil message i got?? so should i still run that ccleaner thing??
    once again.. thanks for the help

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    Default Re: low on virtual memory??

    Yes, a good clean shouldn't do it any harm.

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    Default Re: low on virtual memory??

    Quote Originally Posted by bpc575
    it says i have 1536MB... that seems like a lot... so should i just not worry about that lil message i got??
    it all depends on how much ram you have.

    whats the "recommended minimum" ammount it says to have? (i assume you have 2k/xp)
    Tweak it till it breaks

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    Default Re: low on virtual memory??

    wheres the "recommended minimum" at?? and also.. where can i get this ccleaner thing?? thanks...

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