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How Much Virtual Memory Should I set

We know setting virtual memory size is to help solve out of memory problem. Virtual memory is allocated on hard drive and is used as memory. Because it is seperated from hard drive, normally it is seperated from C: drive, so the virtual memory space is important.

Normally, C: drive installs the system, and leaving more space for C: drive will help the system runs more smoothly. So if you create your virtual memory in C: Drive, the virtual memory size is important. If you seperated more size from hard drive, there will be less space to run system.

In common, the virtual memory size is 1.5-3 times what of physical memory size. So at first, you need to know how much is your computer physical memory.

How to view the Physical Memory for your Computer?

Right click "This PC" on desktop, and choose the "Proprties" to enter the system window. And then you will see the basic information about your computer.

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Tips: Why the memory is 4GB, but only 3.9GB can be used? Because this computer has no discrete graphic, so some space is used as video memory.

After you know your physical memory size, you can calculate your virtual memory size.

How to Calculate Virtual Memory?

According to 1.5-3 times, if your physical memory is 1GB, you can set your virtual memory as 1536MB, 2048MB or 3072MB.

If your physical memory is 2GB, you can set your virtual memory as 3072MB, 4096MB or 6144MB.

If your physical memory is 4GB, you can set your virtual memory as 4096MB or 6144MB.

If your physical memory is 8GB, you can set your virtual memory as 8192MB.

Summary: If your physical memory is 1GB, 2GB you can set your virtual memory to 3 times. But if your physical memory is 4GB, 8GB or 16GB, you can set your virtual memory to 1-1.5 times.

In the Virtual memory setting control, you need to set two value: the initial size and maximum size. Keeping these two values as the same, it will keep the stability of the system.

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So follow this article, you can calculate how much virtual memory your computer should set. And now you know how much virtual memory should you set, you can set the virtual memory now.

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