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Tatsuka Ito
Posted: Jan 11, 2007 1:07 am Reply with quote
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Joined: 28 Nov 2006 Posts: 918 Location: Surrey,Canada
See the "virtual memory low" sign? Is it pissing you off because you re trying to play your damn silkroad rpg but the stupid thing keeps disconnecting and--ARRRGH! ? Just not very computer smart? Take a look here and increase your XP's efficiency:

Increasing Virtual Memory:
1)Double-click on the System icon in the Control Panel. The System Properties dialog box appears.

2)Click once on the Advanced page tab at the top of the System Properties dialog box.

3)In the Performance segment of the Advanced page (the first entry on the top of the page), click once on Settings. The Performance Options dialog box appears
Click once on the Advanced tab of the Performance Options dialog box.

4)Notice that at the bottom of the page there is an entry for defining the virtual paging size for your Windows XP system. Click once on the Change button. The Virtual Memory dialog box appears

5)The purpose of this dialog box is to define the size of the paging file your system will use. You can, for example, toggle Windows XP Professional to not provide any paging file by selecting the No paging file option (although it will save on disk space, it will inhibit your system's overall performance). The best selection in this area is to select System managed size because Windows XP will calculate the size of the virtual paging file for you. After you select the option you want for this specific option, click once on Set in the Paging file size for selected drive section.

6)Click once on OK to close the Virtual Memory dialog box; then, select OK in the two other dialog boxes until the main desktop is again shown.

7)Reboot your system, and PAGEFILE.SYS will be created. You'll notice that the file appears in the partition as defined in the Virtual Memory dialog box. Your system should now run more efficiently, especially when several concurrent applications are in use at the same time.

Easy tip: Its also a pretty good idea to regulary clean your recycle bin, delete un-needed documents/pics and delete old,unused programs (control panel-> add/remove progams).

Increasing over all speed and effciency:

In addition to the above guidlines this will also help your computer become a bit faster:

1)Select the System Tool from the Control Panel. The System Properties dialog box appears.

2)Click on the Advanced tab of the System Properties dialog box.

3)Clear the following options to still retain a colorful appearance to the desktop while getting greater performance:

Animate windows when minimizing and maximizing

Fade in taskbar

Fade or slide menus into view

Fade or slide ToolTips into view

Fade out menu items after clicking

Show shadows under menus

Show shadows under mouse pointer

Show translucent selection rectangle

Show window contents while dragging

Slide open combo boxes

Slide taskbar buttons

Use drop shadows for icon labels on the desktop


See, now you can play games like silkroad online faster and with less lag!
 
cnix
Posted: Jan 11, 2007 2:57 am Reply with quote
金魚花火 金魚花火
Joined: 29 Oct 2006 Posts: 189
good tips lol. but honestly alot of the tasks mentioned arent suppose to consume a large amount of virtual mem. maybe it's time for an upgrade Giggle

i used to play silkroad too lol. disc could be just the servers. they were pretty unstable back when i played.. I stopped around 40? was blader fire ice i think lol
 
Tatsuka Ito
Posted: Jan 11, 2007 6:08 pm Reply with quote
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Joined: 28 Nov 2006 Posts: 918 Location: Surrey,Canada
Im PLANNIG to be heal ice force. But it just keeps crashing.
 
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