How to reset virtual memory?


FatherTime

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How I do reset virtual memory? Is it possible?


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    Windows 11 Version: 23H2 OS Build 22631.3235
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    Intel® Core™ i9-14900KF Processor
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    MSI PRO Z790-P
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Haven't had to do it in awhile but used to just turn off Virtual Memory/paging file/swap file, run Defrag on the HDD drives, reboot and reset VM as the same number in Max and Min. Doing so kept all fragments of the file together, did help with drive access speed 'back then', newer computers and drives got faster. SSDs are different. Earlier Windows had the written recommendation in Help and Support of 2.5 times the physical memory then later it changed to 1.5 times. Last several years I have left it alone but I'm not a game and no longer work with large data files like spreadsheets and data bases. The size to use also depends upon the disk space, I like to keep 20% free.
 

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  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
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    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
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    24" Dell
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    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
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    Firefox, Edge
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    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
Sure many guides online, but tbh if you set it, set it to auto.

It is in systems, advanced settings menus.
 

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@FatherTime

What's the exact version of Windows, you are on?

Type: winver in the Taskbar search box.


MS moved "Advanced system settings", up near the top of the "About" page.
Then... choose No Paging File and reboot. (step #6)
Then choose Custom Size (step #7), and set the Minimum and Maximum size to the same number (step #8)

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    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3447 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
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    PC/Desktop
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    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
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    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
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    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
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    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
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    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
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    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
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    Bitdefender Internet Security
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    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
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    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
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    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
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    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
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    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
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    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
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    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
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    300/300
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    Firefox 3.x ??
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    Symantec (Norton)
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    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
@FatherTime

What's the exact version of Windows, you are on?

Type: winver in the Taskbar search box.





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23H2 OS Build 22631.3155
Haven't had to do it in awhile but used to just turn off Virtual Memory/paging file/swap file, run Defrag on the HDD drives, reboot and reset VM as the same number in Max and Min. Doing so kept all fragments of the file together, did help with drive access speed 'back then', newer computers and drives got faster. SSDs are different. Earlier Windows had the written recommendation in Help and Support of 2.5 times the physical memory then later it changed to 1.5 times. Last several years I have left it alone but I'm not a game and no longer work with large data files like spreadsheets and data bases. The size to use also depends upon the disk space, I like to keep 20% free.

I just turned it off, then restart PC and turn it back on and it asked if I wanted to overwrite pagefile.sys clicked yes and restart PC. It seemed to free up half the space it was taking.
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Version: 23H2 OS Build 22631.3235
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER/MSI
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i9-14900KF Processor
    Motherboard
    MSI PRO Z790-P
    Memory
    32 GB [16 GB X2] DDR5-5200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti
(y)
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
23H2 OS Build 22631.3155


Might want to add that to your System specs. Then it will show under your avatar.
Different Windows versions... do things differently.
When you post a problem or a question, it helps us... to know what Windows version you're on. :-)

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I just added the diamonds, to make it all line up. OCD don't ya know. :-)

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win 11 Home ♦♦♦22631.3447 ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦23H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® [May 2020]
    CPU
    AMD Ryzen 7 3700X
    Motherboard
    Asus Pro WS X570-ACE (BIOS 4702)
    Memory
    G.Skill (F4-3200C14D-16GTZKW)
    Graphics Card(s)
    EVGA RTX 2070 (08G-P4-2171-KR)
    Sound Card
    Realtek ALC1220P / ALC S1220A
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Dell U3011 30"
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1600
    Hard Drives
    2x Samsung 860 EVO 500GB,
    WD 4TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    WD 8TB Black FZBX - SATA III,
    DRW-24B1ST CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling 750W Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Cooler Master ATCS 840 Tower
    Cooling
    CM Hyper 212 EVO (push/pull)
    Keyboard
    Ducky DK9008 Shine II Blue LED
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-100
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox (latest)
    Antivirus
    Bitdefender Internet Security
    Other Info
    Speakers: Klipsch Pro Media 2.1
  • Operating System
    Windows XP Pro 32bit w/SP3
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Built by Ghot® (not in use)
    CPU
    AMD Athlon 64 X2 5000+ (OC'd @ 3.2Ghz)
    Motherboard
    ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe Wireless Edition
    Memory
    TWIN2X2048-6400C4DHX (2 x 1GB, DDR2 800)
    Graphics card(s)
    EVGA 256-P2-N758-TR GeForce 8600GT SSC
    Sound Card
    Onboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    ViewSonic G90FB Black 19" Professional (CRT)
    Screen Resolution
    up to 2048 x 1536
    Hard Drives
    WD 36GB 10,000rpm Raptor SATA
    Seagate 80GB 7200rpm SATA
    Lite-On LTR-52246S CD/RW
    Lite-On LH-18A1P CD/DVD Burner
    PSU
    PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Quad EPS12V
    Case
    Generic Beige case, 80mm fans
    Cooling
    ZALMAN 9500A 92mm CPU Cooler
    Mouse
    Logitech Optical M-BT96a
    Keyboard
    Logitech Classic Keybooard 200
    Internet Speed
    300/300
    Browser
    Firefox 3.x ??
    Antivirus
    Symantec (Norton)
    Other Info
    Still assembled, still runs. Haven't turned it on for 13 years?
Might want to add that to your System specs. Then it will show under your avatar.
Different Windows versions... do things differently.
When you post a problem or a question, it helps us... to know what Windows version you're on. :-)

<------ Like so.



I just added the diamonds, to make it all line up. OCD don't ya know. :-)

View attachment 87965
Thanks, I edited it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Version: 23H2 OS Build 22631.3235
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    iBUYPOWER/MSI
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i9-14900KF Processor
    Motherboard
    MSI PRO Z790-P
    Memory
    32 GB [16 GB X2] DDR5-5200MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 4070 Ti

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security

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