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#1 cadel

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Posted 10 October 2004 - 10:38 PM

my computer has a pentium 4.. 1.8 Ghz processor and 256 PC800 RDRam and 40 GB hard drive......i play alot of games, but i thought my pc was big enough to handle it. i'm very confused. if anyone has any ideas please let me know..thanks :thumbup:

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Posted 11 October 2004 - 12:13 AM

Assuming your operating system is WinXP 256MB of memory is not enough. 512MB is the "sweet spot" for WinXP up to whatever your board will support.

If you are getting a virtual memory error message that can be caused by a number of issues dependent on other variables. Post back with more information.

Edit: I see you are getting the Virtual Memory Error message.

http://support.micro...3&Product=winxp

http://support.micro...1&Product=winxp

http://support.micro...2&Product=winxp

http://support.micro...7&Product=winxp

Edited by pwgib, 11 October 2004 - 12:27 AM.


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Posted 11 October 2004 - 01:36 AM

Rule of thumb here is Virtual Memory should be 2 x amount-of-ram (512 in your case). To set it.. go to control panel, click on system. Thenunder the advanced tab, click on the "settings" button in performance box, then again under the advanced tab, click on the "change" button. Now set the "Initial" to 2 and the "Maximum" to 512 then click on "set". Reboot... (2 x amount-of-ram is probably a little much if you have over 1gb of ram as I do. 1.5 x amount-of-ram for over 1gb)

Edited by Crow, 11 October 2004 - 01:39 AM.

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