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#1 secretangel

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 08:28 AM

A friend keeps getting the message "Out of Memory" on her pc. A box pops up with the message and just an OK button but when she clicks on that the pc hangs and she has to reload.

The only thing she has changed recently is to add a new printer.

She seems to have enough memory and RAM on her pc.

Any ideas as to what could be causing this?

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 10:32 AM

How large is her hard drive, and how much free space does she have on it?

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Posted 03 July 2008 - 02:33 PM

Also check Low Virtual Memory
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 07:59 AM

OK have asked details about her pc.

The hard drive has a total size of 74.4 GB and total free is 56.3 GB and the pc has 512 MB of RAM. Its an office PC so is basically only used for emails, word and a couple of other programs.

It has a Pentium 4 Processor.
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 09:39 AM

Her hard drive is fine. She might want to defrag it. 512 is minimal, More would be a plus. I think she should adjust her virtual memory for max. performance
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 04:52 PM

Have her add more memory. Up it from 512mb to at least 1gb. When you are only running 512mb even tho it is consider minimal it just is not enough for a PC to run without issues poping up.

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 07:19 PM

Have her add more memory. Up it from 512mb to at least 1gb. When you are only running 512mb even tho it is consider minimal it just is not enough for a PC to run without issues poping up.


Actually...512 will make it run properly, but it will be a little slow. This should not create issues though, this isn't a symptom of a lack of RAM.

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