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Disable Virtual Memory??

Discussion in 'Recording' started by munkee, Oct 7, 2001.

  1. munkee

    munkee Guest

    I have 512 meg of ram. Some people have said to just "disable virtual memory" Do you recommend this? If I do set my own virtual memory is the equation 512 + 1/2(768) Or is it double + half(1280)???
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Distinguished Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    DO NOT UNDER ANY CIRUMSTANCES DISABLE VIRTUAL MEMORY!!!!!!!!! I cant stress that enough...you could possibly damage your system that way..I have never tried it... since from day one on PC's all my tech friends who taught me everything have always warned me from doing so....I always took their word for it...I would too!!! I hear it could possibly ^#$% up the clusters on your hard drive....leave it alone!! I would set it to around 200min and max...you have plenty of RAM to make up for it...
  3. munkee

    munkee Guest

    I've had my Virtual Memory disabled for quite some time and no problems yet. So I took your advice and changed it. I notice on the Tascam site it stated to "set the minimum and maximum to the same value". So I set mine to:

    so far so good.
  4. Ang1970

    Ang1970 Well-Known Member

    Sep 5, 2000
    I've disabled it on occasion to fix things... but always turn it back on when I'm finished.

    Windows is reliant on it, because it's a whore. I don't know about ^#$%ing up your HD sectors tho. The worst I've seen is it runs out of memory trying to run too much stuff, and you crash. Sectors are no more likely to be damaged here than any other crash. But any crash is a pita, and it's better to avoid than to tempt lady fate.

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