View Full Version : Fresh Windows 7 Install - shows 16GB Virtual Memory ?

12-31-2012, 11:04 PM
Just installed Windows 7 and saw that Microsoft indicates a minimum install of Ultimate version is about 30GB. Mine was 35GB after the basic OS only. When I looked into it there was 16GB of Virtual Memory. How much do I really need with 16GB of actual RAM?

12-31-2012, 11:32 PM
You should be showing "39.9" Virtual Memory in System Information.
Should look like this below!

OS Name Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Version 6.1.7601 Service Pack 1 Build 7601
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name
System Manufacturer ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
System Model G75VW
System Type x64-based PC
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3610QM CPU @ 2.30GHz, 2301 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. G75VW.210, 6/15/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.1.7601.17514"
User Name
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 16.0 GB
Available Physical Memory 13.7 GB
Total Virtual Memory 39.9 GB
Available Virtual Memory 37.5 GB
Page File Space 23.9 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys

01-01-2013, 02:59 AM
Oops, Sorry it's the paging file size.

01-01-2013, 03:46 AM
I set my page file to recommended in custom page file.
I set the "Initial size and max size" the same for my SSD
This way it keeps a good "page file" size,
but doesn't constantly write to the page file because the same size.