Setting Virtual Memory in Windows 7 & Windows 10 for Multiple GPU Mine

mcminer | March 25, 2018 | 1 | how to , mining guide , tips

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When GPU mining using Claymore Dual Miner, with multiple GPU it is important to increase the amount of virtual memory dedicated on your machine. Virtual memory allows the system to use hard disk space to store information normally stored in RAM. Windows 7 and Windows Vista manage virtual memory by using a paging file. You specify the minimum and maximum size of this file. If the size is different from the default in Windows Vista, applications may return errors. However, some applications may require a non-default size for the paging file. Change the size only if other applications aren’t adversely affected.

A general rule is to set your Virtual Memory to 2 times the amount of RAM you have installed on the device. For example if you have 4gb RAM installed then you should set the Virtual Memory to 8GB. You should also ensure there is enough Hard drive or Solid State Drive space to accommodate the Virtual Memory allocated. For using Claymore Dual Miner you should use 16000 mb in virtual memory settings. This means the ideal amount of RAM to mine stably should be 8GB. Although it is possible to use 4GB however may have negative impact on performance.

Changing the virtual memory will take some load off your systems RAM and allow you to use  your hard drive or solid state drive act as windows virtual memory.

  1. In search type “This PC“, right click on it and choose “Properties
  2. Then click on “Advanced System Settings
  3. On “Advanced” tab where it says “Performance” click on “Settings
  4. Click “Advanced” tab
  5. At the bottom you will see “Virtual memory“, click on “Change
  6.  Uncheck “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives
  7.  Check the “Custom size“ option
  8.  In the “Initial size (MB)” type: 3000 (or 16000)
  9.  In the “Maximum size (MB)” type: 16000 
  10.  Click “Set” , then “OK” and “Apply
  11. Your machine will then need to be Restarted.

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