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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.

Posted on Aug 17, 2008

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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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