I've Run Out Of Memory Without Adding Anything New To The System
The problem is I have run out of memory without adding anything new to the system. I deleted files, but nothing seems to help. Thus, everytime I want to perform a function, I receive an error message saying "There's not enough memory to perform that function."
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Re: I've Run Out Of Memory Without Adding Anything New To...
When you deleted files, what you are freeing is hard disk space and not memory.
What I suspect is that at startup, your PC loads a number of programs that may or may not be essential for the system operation but nonetheless uses memory. This greatly reduces available/free memory and when you really want to run an application, the PC has no more memory to spare.
The easiest way I could think of to free up more memory is to streamline your startup applications. This could be done by running your System Configuration Utility (Start/Run, type "msconfig" less the quotes, Startup tab).Try to Disable All or uncheck all entries (except perhaps your antivirus and any application that you feel may be essential).
Additionally, you can increase your virtual memory. This could be done in your System Properties/Advanced tab/Performance Settings button/Performance Options Advanced tab/Virtual Memory Change button and select Custom Size. Numbers should roughly be equal to twice your real memory (say onboard is 512, then virtual = 1024). You need to click on the Set button, OK,OK,OK and reboot.
Hope this be of initial help/idea. Pls post back how things turned up or should you need additional information.
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It will be the other way around. By adding more apps, the chance you leave more running in the background is growing. Stuffing up the internal memory, also limits the room, for apps to run smooth.
First try to check what apps are allowed to check for messages, and apps who are allowed to check your location. close these, or stop the activity you allowed (perhaps even without realising)
Then remove apps you not often or even never use.
Free memory as much as you can.
I've been running mine for 2 years without checking anything other than the free chlorine level and it's always crystal clear without adding NO CHEMICALS. Make sure you have the correct salt level and start the unit. Take a water sample at the discharge after the chlorinating light comes on and check to see if it measures chlorine. Should be slightly yellow color. If so, your unit is producing free chlorine.
Adding RAM will help. but normally virtual memory errors occur when the hard drive is nearly full and the system doesn't have room to write to the swapfile as much as the system wants to write.
To run optimally, the system should have at least 10% of the HDD free for WIndows use.
To maximize the best performance for your model, you would need
- Highest CPU 1.80GHz
- Maximum memory amount installed (2 x 512MB PC2700 DDR)
- Virtual Memory / Paging File size set correctly
- Use 1GB Flash Memory Drive as additional Virtual Memory
- Hard Disk with highest RPM (7200)
- Minimum programs in startup items
- Install FreeRAM XP Pro 1.52
- Windows XP Professional SP3
- Low resource using Antivirus (Norton 360 v3.5)
- Use Laptop Cooling Pad to keep components cool
At some point, if you want to have a fast performing machine to run newer operating systems, and a higher video card size for media and games, ultimately you should invest in a newer system, then adding harder to locate more pricey components to an older machine.
Adding new hardware to a desktop can be somewhat straightforward for a non-tech. Adding these same componenets to a laptop, is no so easy for the untrained, and can cause damage to other components, not to mention labour costs can get to be quite high.
Typically due to a bad driver, or faulty or incompatible 3rd party hardware or software
1. when & how did this problem start?
2. Did you try adding any new third party hardware or software
(This could be anything a PCI card, a new video driver, windows update, a 3rd party wireless card
3. Try a System Restore
4. Remove all PCI cards, uninstall all 3rd party H/W and S/W
5. Try reinstalling all the drivers in the right order
6. Run diags on Memory
7. Repair the os
8. If all these fails, you could suspected memory
Let's get some information about the memory you are using. Get CPU Z and run it with the new memory, then switch back to the old memory and run it again. Write down the results from the memory tab and the SPD tab (all slots being used). You want to make sure that your timings match to give yourself the best chance of success. All of your memory should be DDR2 533 (PC2-4200). SOMETIMES you can use faster memory and it will simply slow down and function. Other times it will not.
The memory sticks have nothing to do with whats on your computer. All the stuff on your computer is on the hard drives. The memory sticks/RAM is it ability to process and think. So yes you can remove all the memory sticks and replace them with larger ones without any problems.
This is a fairly straightforward procedure. There is no need to backup anything on your system, although it is good to always keep a backup. I do suggest you keep a backup, but I've upgraded many computers without having to. At least backup your most important documents onto a USB key or an external hard-drive.
Since you are upgrading your RAM and not your hard-drive, you're only upgrading the memory that is used while the computer is on.