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  • Hi Team,

    Could any one help me , how i can extend virtual memory in Windows Xp Professional sp3 (32 Bit Edition ) .  I am able to increase virtual memory in my Laptop ( Lenovo T 61, Windows Xp professional  ) up to 8 GB. But in desktop not able to increase more than 4 GB.

    is it  any hardware or processor dependency for virtual memory ?

    waiting for response ...

     


    Regards, Triyambak
    Wednesday, November 2, 2011 8:39 AM

Answers

  • Sir, Follow these steps to Increase the Virtual Memory in XP.

     

     

    How to increase Virtual Memory?

    In Windows XP

    1.Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
    2.Click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.
    3.On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.
    4.On the Advanced tab, under Virtual memory, click Change.
    5.Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file that you want to change.
    6.Under Paging file size for selected drive, click to Custom size check box. You can enter the amount of memory you would like to reserve for Virtual memory by entering the initial and maximum size. 
    7.Click Set
    When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.
    Special Note: You should choose the same amount for the initial size and maximum size. This will Stop your CPU from constantly changing the paging file.

     

     

    Regards,

     


    MCP | MCTS | MCITP
    Wednesday, November 2, 2011 12:11 PM
  • 4Gb is the largest page file that can be set:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/237740/en-us

    Monday, May 5, 2014 8:49 PM
  • Please review: 3 GB barrier

    Carey Frisch

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 1:10 PM
    Moderator

All replies

  • Sir, Follow these steps to Increase the Virtual Memory in XP.

     

     

    How to increase Virtual Memory?

    In Windows XP

    1.Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
    2.Click Performance and Maintenance, and then click System.
    3.On the Advanced tab, under Performance, click Settings.
    4.On the Advanced tab, under Virtual memory, click Change.
    5.Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file that you want to change.
    6.Under Paging file size for selected drive, click to Custom size check box. You can enter the amount of memory you would like to reserve for Virtual memory by entering the initial and maximum size. 
    7.Click Set
    When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Yes.
    Special Note: You should choose the same amount for the initial size and maximum size. This will Stop your CPU from constantly changing the paging file.

     

     

    Regards,

     


    MCP | MCTS | MCITP
    Wednesday, November 2, 2011 12:11 PM
  • hi ,

    I want to increase virtual memory greater than 4 GB in windows xp sp3 32 bit Operating system.

    is it possible or not ?

     

    Regards,

    Triyambak


    Regards, Triyambak
    Thursday, November 3, 2011 4:40 AM
  • can any one give answer of my question ?
    Regards, Triyambak
    Wednesday, December 7, 2011 8:20 PM
  • If it still matters, you can use more than one drive (either internal hard or external flash/hard) and give each four gigs but that is the max.
    Thursday, April 17, 2014 7:31 PM
  • 4Gb is the largest page file that can be set:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/237740/en-us

    Monday, May 5, 2014 8:49 PM
  • Please review: 3 GB barrier

    Carey Frisch

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014 1:10 PM
    Moderator