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.

If you have multiple drives, make sure to increase virtual memory on C: drive.

  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). You need to set virtual memory 8 GB for each of your GPUs, so if you have 5 cards, this is 8*5 = 40 GB, you enter 40000.
  13. Set Maximum size (MB). You need to set virtual memory 8 GB for each of your GPUs, so if you have 5 cards, this is 8*5 = 40 GB, you enter 40000.
  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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