How to increase virtual memory on Windows?

For efficient mining you need enough virtual memory, which you can easily increase through system settings on Windows. In this article we will show you how to increase virtual memory on Windows 10 to 16 GB, but you can use any number you like. Do note that some algorithms (for example Ethash) are harder on memory than others.

  1. Open Windows Settings.
  2. Click System.
  3. Click About.
  4. Click System info.
  5. Click Advanced system settings.
  6. Select Advanced tab.
  7. Navigate to Performance and click Settings.
  8. Select Advanced tab.
  9. Navigate to Virtual memory and click Change....
  10. Uncheck Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.
  11. Select option button Custom size.
  12. Set Initial size (MB) as 16000 (this is around 16 GB).
  13. Set Maximum size (MB) as 16000 (this is around 16 GB).
  14. Click Set.
  15. Click OK.
  16. Click OK.
  17. Reboot the machine.

You can reverse the change by checking Automatically manage paging file size for all drives from the step 10.

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