Can You increase VD2 Virtual/Memory/Dropouts by Disabling Programs?

Ok I have been experiencing a similar problem to what others have mentioned as far as playback stumbles. 1st i am using  Sibelius 4 with VD2 running in the background,  midi yoke as my cable and  my CASIO keyboard and soundblaster Audigy Card which I also used for VD1.  My computer is an HP Pavilion notebook with dual hardrives  where my C is the primary drive it has 512 MB of ram and has about 20G free space on it.
  From what I have read here some dropouts that occur from loading to many instruments into VD can come from the lack of memory because the 512 MB is used for the entire OS…correct?  So can the memory/virtual memory be increased by disabling some programs just for the period of time while using VD and then re-enable them?

If this were possible wouldn't it be a better alternative to another purchase? If this is possible are there recommendations or has anyone tried this.. in my computer it says that i have 1.96G of virtual memory to use out of 2G, 512MB as mentioned earlier and 181.7MB of physical memory available.

thanks
Thanks again my order is in to Crucial...... for 2G !

zach
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Ok....i will definitely take a look at the Crucial site and the disabling feature on the Virtual Memory... Are locations like Circuit City and CompUSA good avenues as well?
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Sure, you might check with those stores as well. They may want to charge you a fee to install it, but installing RAM is super easy to just do yourself. If you're not comfortable with doing it though, bringing it to a store like that would be fine.
Thanks very much Jim

Ok....i will definitely take a look at the Crucial site and the disabling feature on the Virtual Memory... Are locations like Circuit City and CompUSA good avenues as well?

have a good one.
Zach - with Virtual Memory enabled, Windows will essentially allocate part of your hard disk space to become ";virtual memory"; to use in place of your limited physical memory. Virtual Memory is basically a big ";no-no"; when using audio applications such as VDL since data can not be accessed as quickly from the disk as it can from physical RAM. Your best course of action would be to increase your RAM, then completely disable Virtual Memory so you won't run into that snag. I believe one of the various XP/Audio ";tuning tips"; will tell you how to do this at: http://www.musicxp.net/

If you decide to upgrade your RAM (highly recommended), I'd try to aim for around 2GB if possible. You can find various good deals at http://www.ramseeker.com, though for the best reilability, I'd go with someone with a proven track record such as http://www.crucial.com.
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