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My laptop keeps coming up with low memory!

My laptop keeps coming up with low memory, when there is nothing saved on my laptop! I've updated all drivers and windows and still comes up with it!

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If it is saying low memory as in referance to the systems memory (RAM) then you have too many processes going at one time a good way to try to do this one is look on the bottom of your screen on the task bar, close anything that does not need to be open this will ushally fix this error

if you are getting low memory on your hard drive.
have internet explorer opened up and go to tools on the top menu and then go to internet options and then delete you browsing history and then your cookies and temp internet files and whatever else internet related. Also uninstall any programs that you have not used in the last 30 days.

if you have alot of music or videos on your computer burn them off or delete them free up as much space as possible.

hope this helps and if you clarify for me of the low memory if its due to ram or hard drive space then I can give you some more tips ontop of that as well specific to the issue.

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    Wesley Gardner Aug 17, 2008

    im running a 500mhz compaq computer right now with 128mb ram and let me tell you as long as I manage my programs right I can still get the use out of this as much as my 3ghz computer minus the games that is.

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Low memory usually refers to the RAM. Low space refers to the Hard Drive. You might have too many applications/programs running at the same time on your laptop. Or have an application or program that is using up too much memory. Viruses/Spyware sometimes do this to put your computer in a state that is not usable.

So what you can do is add more RAM. And check your "Task Manager" for applications and/or programs that is using too much RAM. Look under the column "Mem Usage"

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

The computer has nothing on it at all! And when I check the system it only says its got 8gb of memory, when it should be 80! So I think it might be the Hard drive itself!!

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1. Good anti virus - A good anti virus will keep your system healthy and rid away from dangerous viruses,Some virus will work in background and redeem battery considerably because use a anti virus and update regularly.

2. De frag regularly - The faster your hard drive does its work – less demand you are going to put on the hard drive and your battery. Make your hard drive as efficient as possible by def ragging it regularly. (but not while it’s on battery of course!) Mac OS X is better built to handle fragmentation so it may not be very applicable for Apple systems.

3. Dim your screen – Most laptops come with the ability to dim your laptop screen. Some even come with ways to modify CPU and cooling performance. Cut them down to the lowest level you can tolerate to squeeze out some extra battery juice.

4. Cut down on programs running in the background. I tunes, Desktop Search, etc. All these add to the CPU load and cut down battery life. Shut down everything that isn’t crucial when you’re on battery.

5. Cut down external devices – USB devices (including your mouse) & WiFi drain down your laptop battery. Remove or shut them down when not in use. It goes without saying that charging other devices (like your i Pod) with your laptop when on battery is a surefire way of quickly wiping out the charge on your laptop battery.

6. Add more RAM – This will allow you to process more with the memory your laptop has, rather than relying on virtual memory. Virtual memory results in hard drive use, and is much less power efficient. Note that adding more RAM will consume more energy, so this is most applicable if you do need to run memory intensive programs which actually require heavy usage of virtual memory.

7. Run off a hard drive rather than CD/DVD – As power consuming as hard drives are, CD and DVD drives are worse. Even having one in the drive can be power consuming. They spin, taking power, even when they?re not actively being used. Wherever possible, try to run on virtual drives using programs like Alcohol 120% rather than optical ones.

8. Keep the battery contacts clean: Clean your battery’s metal contacts every couple of months with a cloth moistened with rubbing alcohol. This keeps the transfer of power from your battery more efficient.

9. Take care of your battery – Exercise the Battery. Do not leave a charged battery dormant for long periods of time. Once charged, you should at least use the battery at least once every two to three weeks. Also, do not let a Li-On battery completely discharge. (Discharing is only for older batteries with memory effects)

10. Hibernate not standby – Although placing a laptop in standby mode saves some power and you can instantly resume where you left off, it doesn’t save anywhere as much power as the hibernate function does. Hibernating a PC will actually save your PC’s state as it is, and completely shut itself down.

11. Keep operating temperature down – Your laptop operates more efficiently when it’s cooler. Clean out your air vents with a cloth or keyboard cleaner, or refer to some extra tips by LapTopMag.com.

12. Set up and optimize your power options – Go to ‘Power Options’ in your windows control panel and set it up so that power usage is optimized (Select the ‘max battery’ for maximum effect).

13. Don’t multitask – Do one thing at a time when you’re on battery. Rather than working on a spreadsheet, letting your email client run in the background and listening to your latest set of MP3’s, set your mind to one thing only. If you don’t you’ll only drain out your batteries before anything gets completed!

14. Go easy on the PC demands – The more you demand from your PC. Passive activities like email and word processing consume much less power than gaming or playing a DVD. If you’ve got a single battery charge – pick your priorities wisely.

15. Get yourself a more efficient laptop - Laptops are getting more and more efficient in nature to the point where some manufacturers are talking about all day long batteries. Picking up a newer more efficient laptop to replace an aging one is usually a quick fix.

16. Prevent the Memory Effect – If you’re using a very old laptop, you’ll want to prevent the ‘memory effect’ – Keep the battery healthy by fully charging and then fully discharging it at least once every two to three weeks. Exceptions to the rule are Li-Ion batteries (which most laptops have) which do not suffer from the memory effect.

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1. Defrag regularly - The faster your hard drive does its work - less demand you are going to put on the hard drive and your battery. Make your hard drive as efficient as possible by defragging it regularly. (but not while it's on battery of course!) Mac OSX is better built to handle fragmentation so it may not be very applicable for Apple systems.
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6. Run off a hard drive rather than CD/DVD - As power consuming as hard drives are, CD and DVD drives are worse. Even having one in the drive can be power consuming. They spin, taking power, even when they?re not actively being used. Wherever possible, try to run on virtual drives using programs like Alcohol 120% rather than optical ones.
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