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Speed Up Your Computer By Increasing Virtual RAM: Part 2

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 by | Filed Under: System Tune-Up Help, Uncategorized
 
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In part 1 of our article – we learned how increasing virtual RAM can speed up your computer. If you haven’t read the first part of our tutorial yet, click here.

So far we’ve learned how to access the settings for the virtual RAM, now we’ll learn how to change the size.

Now click the circle next to the words “Custom size:”, then you need to change the values in the two boxes next to that circle, but I’ll explain what to enter into those boxes in the next paragraph. (See image below.)

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Now it’s time to figure out what to type in those two boxes. Basically, the larger the number you type in the boxes, the more RAM it will give, but before you type “999999999…” into those boxes, there are three things you need to take into account:

 

  1. The RAM is coming from your hard drive, as I mentioned before, so the more RAM you enter, the less space you will have on your hard drive. (Remember that you can always come back here to lower this value, giving you more space on your hard drive, so don’t be afraid to set the value fairly high.)

 

  1. There is a limited amount of memory available. Look at the number directly above the two boxes. My number is “316331 MB”, but yours will probably say something different. That’s the space available to use as virtual RAM on your hard drive. Basically, it’s the maximum amount you are allowed to type into those boxes.

 

  1. Again, the memory is coming from your hard drive, so if you type the maximum, you will have no space left on your hard drive.

 

With that, the amount you enter into the boxes is your decision, so base it on your needs.

7. Click “Set”, then “OK”. (See image below.)

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You will probably be asked you to restart your computer. Click “Restart now”.

~ Samuel Rooker

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4 Responses to “Speed Up Your Computer By Increasing Virtual RAM: Part 2”

  1. Bryant Culberson says:

    you can use a secondary hard drive is you “C” is limited.

  2. Jack Lung says:

    Increase your RAM excellent tip. I only have 2 Gigs of RAM was told I needed at least 4 Gigs but I don’t usually use that much RAM. I would get messages that I was running out of RAM occasionally and computer was slow. Now after increasing my RAM the computer is running much faster. I was only using about one quarter of my hard drive.

    Thanks a lot Jack Lung

  3. Cindy E says:

    I want to thank you so very much I was in desperate need to speed up my brand new computer and have been searching for over 1 month trying to figure out what to do without messing up something.
    Any tips you can offer a new user of 8.1 would be so very appreciative.

  4. Sayam says:

    Have my game istalled in E drive. Want to increase ram. Which drive’s ram should I then increase.? C: or E: ??

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