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My pc is low on memory what do I do?


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#1 Uza1

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 05:01 AM

Hi,

My pc is low on memory and just looking for advice on the best way to solve this problem because a pop-up window asks me to close programs to avoid losing files due to low memory.

I have a 32-bit OS with 4GB RAM (3.21 GB usable)

When I go into task manager>preformance; it shows processes:68 and physical memory 3.2 GB with roughly 423 MB available.

In task manager>performance it shows 2.83 GB used memory and asks me to close programs when physical memory reaches 87% full.

My question is what is the best way to deal with this low memory problem?
 



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#2 shanepearce

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 05:31 AM

run msconfig.exe look at services and start ups disable files you do not need.
(you may need help with what file to stop in services)

windows readyboost
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-AU/windows7/products/features/readyboost

increase virtual memory
http://support.lenovo.com/us/en/documents/migr-67530

Edited by shanepearce, 01 February 2015 - 05:34 AM.


#3 Sintharius

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Posted 01 February 2015 - 05:41 AM

Hi there,

Since you are running a 32-bit OS, your RAM is unfortunately limited to 4GB.

I suggest that you reduce the memory load on your machine by managing startup items and uninstall unnecessary applications. Both can be done with CCleaner by Piriform.

Regards,
Alex

Edited by Alexstrasza, 01 February 2015 - 05:50 AM.





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