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Old 05-21-2007, 11:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok, so I was on my computer and i say a message telling me my Virtual Memory was low, so then I searched it on google and what not to try and figure it out. I saw some stuff and I read some stuff that made me think that my computer is in bad shape. Look at this and tell me is anything is abnormal.

Edit: I was told this might be relevant to my computer being slow and having low virtual memory

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the processor clock is bearable but man grab some ram


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Yeah, your processor is fine. But you really really need more RAM (aim for 1GB). Until you get more, change your Virtual Memory settings to "System Managed". Fixing it at one size (in yours, it's min 305MB, max 305MB) is a trick that reduces disk thrashing (since Windows isn't constantly changing the size of the page file), but it doesn't help performance one bit (in fact, it can hurt it, especially when your pagefile is filled up).

But definitely look into getting more RAM. You will be surprised how fast that Sempron system will scream with the right amount of memory.
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yeah for xp you want to try to have closer to 512 mb ram if you can

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