All running programs on the computer can’t do without memory. If too many programs are simultaneously running, it will take up too much memory and result in insufficient memory, and then cause your computer to run slow. Occasionally, insufficient memory also can be the reason why a computer often crash. To fix the problem, you can set virtual memory, which is a memory management technique in Windows. Following you will see how to set virtual memory in Windows 8.

How to set virtual memory in Windows 8

Before you perform this task, make sure you’ve logged on as an administrator.
Step 1: Right click “Computer/My Computer” and select “Properties” to open System dialog.
Tips: If you can’t find “Computer/My Computer” on your Windows 8 desktop, press Win + X key combination and select “Control Panel”. In the “Control Panel”, click on System and Security > System so that you also can open System dialog.
Step 2: Click on the Advanced system settings link.

Advanced system settings
Step 3: Select the Advanced tab and click on Settings.

Advanced Settings
Step 4: In the Performance Options dialog, select the Advanced tab and click on the Change.

Advanced Change
Step 5: The Virtual Memory dialog box opens. Uncheck Automatically manage paging file size for all drives. Check Custom size. Type your Initial size and Maximum size. Then click on Set. Finally click on OK.

Set virtual memory
Tips: The virtual memory’s initial size can be set as one to 1.5 times physical memory. And the maximum size can be set as twice to 2.5 times physic memory.
Step 6: Restart your computer when prompted. After computer restarts, the virtual memory you set can take effect in your Windows 8.

restart computer
Then you will find your system run more smoothly than before, even when large program runs or many programs simultaneously run on your computer.