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    a question came to my mind...

    How can I see what is in my virtual memory? I want to see what is in it and be able to change things (without anouther program).

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    What OS?

    If windows, just look in the Task Manager, look at what's running (Programs and Processes) and adjust according to your needs. Adjust VM size if needed also, should be around 1.5 times your total RAM.

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    I think he's wanting to see the contents of the virtual memory. As for the original question, I really don't know much about virtual memory, but I imagine that the process is similar to viewing the contents of say, the hard disk. There are programs such as DOS's debug which can display the raw data (usually in hex) on the screen.

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    well I searched and searched and found nothing. I know people can do it but windows protexts it soo much and it is always being used. I tried many programs but most just say RAM. I even searched download.com. I googled alot of different things. I can't think of anythin else to do...

    But I won't give up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rune Hunter
    How can I see what is in my virtual memory? I want to see what is in it and be able to change things (without anouther program).
    I'm confused, task manager does just what your asking for without the need of another program. Anything listed in the "Mem Usage" column could be in Virtual Memory, it depends on how big it is will depend on if it needs to use a swapfile.

    I can't recall seeing anything that will let you look into the actual swapfile to see what's in there. I think one of the problems would be that their may only be parts of programs and processes since virtual memory is only used when there is not enough ram to perform the task you want.

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    If it's in linux you can just cat /proc/kcore (it's going to be spammy)
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