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My computer is very slow in opening documents and programs. To open a browser page or a program I have to wait for minutes. I frequently get warning that "your computer virtual memory is minimum & too low". Could anyone advice me as to how I can remedy this problem. My RAM card is 248MB. Thanks manitm16@hotmail.com

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Is this XP?
To adjust Virtual Memory:
Rt. Click My Computer/Properties/Advanced/Performance/SettingsAdvanced/Virtual Memory
Try twice your RAM
If you really have 248 MB of RAM, (Probably 256 MB with 8MB used for video RAM) you would benefit greatly from installing more.

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Yes hughv is correct 256 mb of ram is hardly enough to run windows these days. If you have dd2, it doesnt cost much to buy a couple 512 sticks. If you have sd ram try a new pc ;)

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Page memory size... what you need for a page file depends a bit upon what you do... whether you work with huge files or graphics manipulators.. and with a small RAM you need a relatively larger page file than if you had a large RAM so that it all adds up to a useful virtual memory size.Your error has several sources... here:
http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/xpvm.php

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with only 248 megs of ram it wouldn't matter what you are trying to do you will get this error ,with such a small amount of ram ,and a windows default setting of virtual ram ,you are going to get this error message .anyway quick fix is adding more ram ,and I will assume its DDR SDRAM and not DDR2 ,and I will not suggest you buy a new computer but, definitely add some more ram at least another 512 stick.Im in Canada but ,i buy ddr sdram 512 for $23.00 canadian from here, http://www.bitsmore.com/ cheaper than a new computer ,maybe not as fast, but my 3 yr old computer does me just fine . ,

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