Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Speed Up Your Computer By Increasing Virtual RAM: Part 2

Wednesday, March 25th, 2015 by | Filed Under: System Tune-Up Help, Uncategorized

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.)


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.)


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

~ Samuel Rooker

Tags: , ,

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: ??

Leave a Reply

Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.

Enter Email Address:


Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup

Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive