The word increasing RAM is actually a misnomer. We all know RAM comes in the form of a chip and that is fixed, when we say increasing memory/RAM we mean to increase the Virtual memory associated with RAM. We have already seen that when a system runs out of space it allots some of the RAM to virtual memory . So can you increase this virtual memory?
- Go to Start > Control Panel > System > Click on ‘Settings’ under Performance section.
- Now go to advanced tab. Click ‘Change’ under Virtual Memory section.
- Select the drive where your paging files reside. Generally they are present in C: drive. Change the value and click on ‘Set’.
The steps given above are for Windows XP professional. I believe steps for other OS will more or less be the same.