advantages and disadvantages of virtual memory

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Sage_sage's Avatar
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what are advantages and disadvantages of virtual memory?
denishverma's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2010
Denish Verma- SEO Expert
Virual memory is - called fake memory in CPU which can be edited or modified by a user.
Just go to My Computer > Properties > Advanced Settings > Performance >Advanced > THen you will see - Virtual Memory tag.

There you can edit virtual memory and define a value of memory for your CPU.
With this - Your CPU will work frequently.

Let me know if you have any other queries.

Thank you !
Luke.Spyker's Avatar, Join Date: Apr 2012
Newbie Member
You can run more applications at once
You can run larger applications with less real RAM
You don't have buy more memory RAM

Applications run slower
It takes more time to switch between applications
Less hard drive space for your use
jaydeee's Avatar, Join Date: Aug 2011
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I have my virtual memory configured to the maximum and I think it does more good.