How To Use Virtual RAM In Windows 10

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How To Use Virtual RAM Using Empty Hard Disk Space – Make Computer Considerably Faster

Does your computer lag often and are stuck with a slow system? This video may help you out. No paid software or surveys needed. Drastically and Dramatically speed up your PC. No strings attached. This is a built-in feature to Windows that is called “virtual memory” or “virtual RAM”.

This tutorial will show you how your computer faster without having to actually install a physical RAM and using Hard Disk space as Virtual RAM. This will be especially useful for those who have limited memory to begin with and are looking to put a little bit more life into their computer.

This tutorial will apply for computers, laptops, desktops,and tablets running the Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7 operating systems.Works for all major computer manufactures (Dell, HP, Acer, Asus, Toshiba, Lenovo, Samsung).

Information about virtual memory:

Virtual memory is a common part of most operating systems on desktop computers. It has become so common because it provides a big benefit for users at a very low cost.

In this article, you will learn exactly what virtual memory is, what your computer uses it for and how to configure it on your own machine to achieve optimal performance.

Most computers today have something like 32 or 64 megabytes of RAM available for the CPU to use (see How RAM Works for details on RAM). Unfortunately, that amount of RAM is not enough to run all of the programs that most users expect to run at once.

For example, if you load the operating system, an e-mail program, a Web browser and word processor into RAM simultaneously, 32 megabytes is not enough to hold it all. If there were no such thing as virtual memory, then once you filled up the available RAM your computer would have to say, “Sorry, you can not load any more applications. Please close another application to load a new one.” With virtual memory, what the computer can do is look at RAM for areas that have not been used recently and copy them onto the hard disk. This frees up space in RAM to load the new application.

Because this copying happens automatically, you don’t even know it is happening, and it makes your computer feel like is has unlimited RAM space even though it only has 32 megabytes installed. Because hard disk space is so much cheaper than RAM chips, it also has a nice economic benefit. ­

The read/write speed of a hard drive is much slower than RAM, and the technology of a hard drive is not geared toward accessing small pieces of data at a time. If your system has to rely too heavily on virtual memory, you will notice a significant performance drop. The key is to have enough RAM to handle everything you tend to work on simultaneously — then, the only time you “feel” the slowness of virtual memory is is when there’s a slight pause when you’re changing tasks. When that’s the case, virtual memory is perfect.

When it is not the case, the operating system has to constantly swap information back and forth between RAM and the hard disk. This is called thrashing, and it can make your computer feel incredibly slow.

The area of the hard disk that stores the RAM image is called a page file. It holds pages of RAM on the hard disk, and the operating system moves data back and forth between the page file and RAM. On a Windows machine, page files have a .SWP extension.

This tutorial will apply for computers, laptops, desktops,and tablets running the Windows 10 operating system (Home, Professional, Enterprise, Education) from all supported hardware manufactures, like Dell, HP, Acer, Asus, Toshiba,Lenovo, and Samsung).


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  2. excuse me last time i tried this method i restarted cuz it said and when it started i got blue screen of death why did i get it? i have 8 gb ram

  3. Does this effect performance? And specially for games. I only have 4gb ram. Can I run games with more than 4gb ram required?

  4. umm well i tried this but the thing is it says that i have 12 gb of usable virtual ram but my computers still slow

  5. Hi, after I did this and if I wanna revert back, I just need to check the "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives" right?

  6. My computer is showing 15.9 out of 16 RAM available but when I do the calculation (15 to be safe X 1024 = 15360×1.5=23040 and enter it into my initial and max size, I get an error saying I need to free up space of lower the size.

  7. 17.1gb thx m8 i had 8gb left but does it make a diffrence if i use my ssd for virtual ram or hdd for virtual ram i thought the ssd would be a bit faster ram

  8. I did everything right though it says 19,9 G total eventhough I entered 12288 which is 12 GB… (I have 8 GB RAM Total)

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