The Pagefile is another name for the old 'Swapfile'. It's an area of hard drive which Windows uses as an extension of the RAM memory. Windows can write 'pages' of memory onto the hard drive to make RAM available for a program which demands it.
Windows is usually left to set the size of this area itself, but sometimes you can stave off a 'low memory' error by temporarily increasing the Pagefile's size manually.
You haven't said what Operating System you're using, and I'm in XP at the moment so I'll show you how to change the size of your pagefile or swapfile in XP.
-right-click My Computer
, and select Properties
and then the Advanced
-go to Performance
, click the Settings
button, then select Advanced
. At the bottom of the Performance Options box which opens, you'll see Virtual Memory
, and the settings for your Paging File.
Note what yours is currently set to.
-click the Change
button, and in the box which appears,
-select drive C:
-select the Custom Size
-pick a value about 1.5 times the current size, and put that into both the Initial size and Maximum size boxes
-click the Set
button, and OK
out of it all.
You'll probably have to restart Windows to set the new size, and you can then see if it helps the problem you're having in Videowave.
After you've finished, go back to that Virtual Memory settings box above, and click the 'System managed size' button to let Windows set it once more. It should go back to what it was before. Click Set and OK to save the options and get out.
Edited by Brendon, 17 November 2011 - 08:22 PM.
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