I'm running Windows NT4 SP5 on a Thinkpad 600, 366 MHz, 6.4 GB, 288 MB RAM system. I keep getting "System Low on Virtual Memory...close some applications..."
I have allocated 75MB of virtual memory. Looking at Performance in Task Manager, typical figures are:
Physical Memory - Total 294,000
File Cache 20,000
Commit Charge - Total 118,000
Kernel Memory - Total 26,000
There are now excessive processes running.
Why does my system have to use virtual memory at all when there is plenty of physical memory? I thought that virtual memory was used when you started running out of physical - am I completely wrong?
Can my system be optimised in some way - other than adding more virtual memory. Recommended size for this is 299MB which would give me approx 590MB - which is ludicrous for most applications?!