Articles tagged: memory
Virtual memory is conceptually somewhere between RAM and hard disk space. It’s disk space used to maximize the amount of RAM available to programs.
A memory upgrade can be an easy, inexpensive way to improve system performance, but how do you know if an upgrade is called for?
Upgrading a computer can be a lot of work, is going to cost some money, and depends on your needs. I’ll show you where to start.
Pagefile.sys is the “paging file” that contains Windows’ virtual memory. You can easily remove it — if you understand the ramifications.
Windows loves RAM. Not having enough can, over time, cause your computer to slow down.
Software programs, like people, tend to get larger over time. I’ll look at how that happens and a few things you can do to compensate.
When Windows tells you it’s out of memory, what does it mean, and what can you do about it?
The difference between the various types of things we might call “memory” is a fundamental concept that’s often confused. I’ll review the basics.
It’s best not to read too much into available memory. Windows memory management is the stuff of nightmares even for the people who understand it. For the rest of us, it’s just magic.
High memory usage by Internet Explorer can result from several different things. I’ll review the most common.