I've just bought a new game, Medieval II, and it requires 512 MB if RAM. My computer only has 256 MB. However, i've heard that you can make up that difference in using virtual memory instead. I found in my system setup how to increase how much virtual memory is used as paging files, but I've also got an 500 GB external hard drive. I know that your supposed to use your primary hard disk for virtual memory, but would it be ok to use alot of the space on the external hard drive to run the game better?
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yes u can but be prepared to have great lag time and frozen frames. reason being external increase access time and wht is the transfer rate of the hdd via usb, and i assumed connected by usb right? this will greatly reduce the game performance.....and while you are at it …
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512 is extremely low these days, 256 is less than I've had for almost 10 years ;)
New computers ship with 1024 at least, if they have less don't even consider them.
And seriously consider doubling that to 2048 which I expect to be the standard by the end …
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