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Hey there. I' m wanting to query on the virtual memory under the 'performance' tab that XP offers. Please can someone explain to me...what exactly IS virtual memory?
Is that you can expand your internal memory to programes that need alot of memory? Because I have a bunch of games that do need alot of memory to run. Will increasing this improve my gaming performance? I'm really interested in the pros and cons of it.
Please can somebody shed abit of light!

thanks, Brad.
 

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Google is your friend.

But to answer your questions:

"what exactly IS virtual memory?"
It is a mechanism used to page inactive pages in memory to the hard drive. In particular the pagefile.sys file.

"Is that you can expand your internal memory to programes that need alot of memory?"
Not really. There is no replacement for RAM which is what your games want. Running memory from the hard drive is sloooooooowwww
 
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