Should I modify my Virtual Memory?

  1. Florin's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 19043) (19041.vb_release.191206-1406)
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    Should I modify my Virtual Memory?


    Like the title says, should I do some changes to my virtual memory? The numbers seem rather low and I was wondering what should be the correct values. I have 8GB of RAM and I don't know what numbers to add to improve my performance in games. I have Windows 10 Pro 64bit, Version 2004, OS Build 19041.572.
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  2. FreeBooter's Avatar
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    I don't know how setting up virtual memory to custom size will improve game performance but if you want you can set it to 1.5 times installed RAM size ( 8192 x 1.5 = 12288).
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  3. Bree's Avatar
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    Florin said:
    Like the title says, should I do some changes to my virtual memory? The numbers seem rather low and I was wondering what should be the correct values. I have 8GB of RAM and I don't know what numbers to add to improve my performance in games. I have Windows 10 Pro 64bit, Version 2004, OS Build 19041.572.

    I'm not a gamer, but on all my systems I leave it on 'System managed size'. Windows will start off with as small a paging file as possible, but automatically increase the size whenever more is needed. It should then stay enlarged, it doesn't seem to automatically decrease it when demands reduce.
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  4. Florin's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit (10.0, Build 19043) (19041.vb_release.191206-1406)
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    Ok, I am just gonna leave it as it is. I am not gonna mess with things I have no idea about. Thanks for trying to help me anyway.
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  5. NavyLCDR's Avatar
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    Do you have a Hard Disk Drive or an SSD for your system drive? Upgrading a HDD to an SSD will be a big performance gain in general. For gaming, specifically, look at upgrading graphics card. In Windows 10, though, you won't see much, if any, improvement by playing with virtual memory settings.
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