what you mean by virtual memory?

United States
April 2, 2008 4:49pm CST
my computer always have that warning.low in virtual memory.i think that's made it low in performance and always hung-up.pls help me to fix it.any help will be appreciated.tnxz
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• Philippines
3 Apr 08
As you know, computers have RAM. Whenever a program is opened, it takes up space in RAM. If ever all of the RAM has been used up and memory is still needed, an allotted space in the hard drive is used for that purpose. That is what you call Virtual Memory. Keep in mind that RAM is always faster than Virtual Memory, so it is best that it never gets used as much as possible. Best thing to do is to close down unused applications.
@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
3 Apr 08
Hi jimncha2008! They are right, you need to add more memory to your system, This is because if your memory cannot accommodate more data it uses your hard drive as your extended memory(virtual memory). This is fine for small amount but your processing slows down much more for large amount. Its like, if your looking for something you'll find it faster if you remember where you've placed it than looking at the index card of item locations. Now a days 512MB is the minimum, if you're into video then consider adding more. We don't want this to be in our way of myLotting, right? :)
• Indonesia
3 Apr 08
I think it means your RAM, you should get a higher RAM, maybe 256 or 512 or maybe 1 GB, since today's programs needs at least 1 GB to operate.
@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
2 Apr 08
Hi ja, just dropping by to learn also from people's reply since I myself dont have any idea bout it...thanks for asking though..see you tomorrow..lol..
@Alfie1970 (257)
2 Apr 08
Ive always wondered the same thing but think Ive found a solution from another mylotter in this discussion :)
• United States
2 Apr 08
http://askbobrankin.com/low_virtual_memory.html