low memory warning close programs to prevent loss

  morecambe 11:14 AM 21 Aug 12
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im using windows 7 with memory ram 2 gb @ have started to get low memery warnings all the time even with just 2 pages up i have 211gb free of 233gb on hardrive, i get avg has detected high usage in ie 277 latest thing i downloadad was u torrent few weeks ago how do i find out were memory use is have ran cc cleaner

  KRONOS the First 11:25 AM 21 Aug 12

You are confusing your memory (RAM) use with storage (hard-drive) you really need to add another 2GB of RAM in your PC. Did you buy it with only 2GB installed or have you upgraded an older PC to windows 7. Either way if you use this. Crucial Scanner this will tell you what RAM you can install. Now you do not have to buy from Crucial but do take a note of what RAM you have then buy 2GB elsewhere as Crucial is not the cheapest.

  Secret-Squirrel 12:40 PM 21 Aug 12

Morecambe, the warnings you're getting can be caused if you've disabled virtual memory. Even if you don't think you have, check by going to Control Panel -> System -> Advanced System Settings -> Performance "Settings" button -> "Advanced" tab -> Virtual Memory "Change" button. Make sure that the "Automatically manage paging file size for all drives" option at the top is ticked.

  morecambe 12:41 PM 21 Aug 12

had 2 gb when i bought it new 2 years ago will try crucial scan many thanks and yea could be confused about ram lol

  Secret-Squirrel 14:12 PM 21 Aug 12

Guys, I'm not convinced, at this stage anyhow, that throwing more RAM at the problem is the answer. On my Windows 7 PC I currently have ten tabs (websites) open in my browser, plus an e-mail client and media player open and the total RAM consumed is 1.67GB. I've also worked with Windows 7 PCs that have just 1GB of RAM installed and they run fine for light tasks such as web browsing and e-mailing.

Morecambe, if you'd like to determine why you've started getting this problem then have a look at my suggestion in reply #2 and post back. If that doesn't help then there are a couple of other quick checks that can be done to see what's going on.

  Woolwell 15:11 PM 21 Aug 12

I note "downloaded u torrent". I hope that there isn't a virus causing this problem.

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