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    Current Installed
    Physical Memory 
    Total 4094 MB
    Used 2015 MB
    Utilization 49 %
    Swap Space 
    Total 4374 MB
    Used 1957 MB
    Utilization 45 %
    Virtual Memory 
    Total 8469 MB
    Used 3972 MB
    Free 4497 MB
    Utilization 47 %

    Paging File 
    Paging File C:\pagefile.sys
    Initial / Maximum Size 512 MB  max 2092 MB

    Paging File H

    3612 MB max 4092

    Paging File P

    3612 MB max 4092


    both drives P and H are Raid Arrarys configured as Raid 10 so the i/o performance is killer which is why I have the C swap set to minimum and larger for p and h. Also I don't like the swap on the OS driver as I figure it is busy enough already.


    So the question and annoyance are --- I continually get a message the virtual memory is running critically low and needs to be increased


    Even at 47% utilization I still have 4 GB of memory which is more than ample.  Do I need to change something or is this but an example of how inept XP is with memory utilization and allocation??



    Thanks, Bob

    Friday, January 18, 2008 1:41 AM

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