Virtual memory, also known as swap space or paging file, is an area on the hard disk that Windows uses as additional memory. When physical RAM is full, Windows moves less-used data to virtual memory to free up RAM for active processes.
How to Increase VRAM
- Resolve “Your system is low on virtual memory” errors
- Improve performance if you have a lot of RAM but a small page file
- Meet the memory requirements of certain applications
There are two ways to increase virtual memory in Windows:
Advanced system settings
- Click the
Advancedtab and then click
- Click the
Automatically manage paging file size for all drives
Custom sizeand enter the initial and maximum size
- As a rule of thumb:
- Initial size: 1.5x your RAM size
- Maximum size: 3x your RAM size
OKand restart your PC.
Using Command Prompt
- Open Command Prompt as Administrator
wmic pagefile list /format:listto check the current paging file
wmic computersystem where name="%computername%" set AutomaticManagedPagefile=false
wmic pagefileset where name="C:\pagefile.sys" set InitialSize=YOUR-INIT-SIZE,MaximumSize=YOUR-MAX-SIZE
YOUR-MAX-SIZEwith the values you want
- Restart your PC
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