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Kumi_Ori
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Your system is low on memory.... WHY?! (Inspiron 1525)

Your system is low on memory.

I am getting this message and I do not understand why. I have a grand total of 3 window open when I received this message. I am running Vista Ultimate and have 2 Gigs of RAM. When I checked the Resource Monitor it showed:

CPU <10% usage - 77% MaximumFrrequency

Disk 4 kb/sec - 4% Highest Active Time

Memory 1 Hard Faults/sec - 58% Used Physical Memory

 

Running programs were:

Outlook 2003

Dreamweaver 8

Firefox 2.0

 

I was working in Dreamweaver when I got the message. The memory useage seems high - I never get the memory message on any of my other PC's and they have half the RAM and usually several more windows open. Is the memory usage abnormal?

What can I do to improve this? I need MANY windows open to do perform my job. This kind of performance is unacceptable.

 

Thanks

Message Edited by Kumi_Ori on 04-22-2008 08:49 PM
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dgkpcon
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Re: Your system is low on memory.... WHY?! (Inspiron 1525)

Vista is a memory HOG,i would suggest increasing the ram up to 3gb or possibly 4gb.But i have not yet come across a post with someone running low on ram with vista installed,this is a first.

 

Anyone else have a thought?..

 

Message Edited by dgkpcon on 04-22-2008 11:21 PM

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Re: Your system is low on memory.... WHY?! (Inspiron 1525)

How much of your hard drive has been used, and how much hard drive space do you have free.

 

 

 

 

 

dallascowboysworldchamps
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Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7200 (4MB/2.00GHz/667MHz)
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2GB, DDR2, 667MHz Crucial Memory
256MB ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1400
120GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
8X DVD+/-RW Philips Drive
Dell Wireless 1500 802.11N Mini Card
Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Module (2.0 + EDR)
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Message Edited by dallascowboysworldchamps on 04-22-2008 11:37 PM

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Re: Your system is low on memory.... WHY?! (Inspiron 1525)

thats weird... i have never got that message and i like open windows. and i have pagefile disabled.... hmmm... i would keep the resorce monitor with the memory section open and see if you can get it to do it again. watch your RAM commit use.

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Kumi_Ori
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Re: Your system is low on memory.... WHY?! (Inspiron 1525)

dallas

 

 OS (C) 99.6 GB free of 136 GB

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Re: Your system is low on memory.... WHY?! (Inspiron 1525)

Well you have plenty of hard drive space for your swap file. Sometimes you will get an out of memory error when you have used all of your RAM plus your Swap file. In XP it is called a pagefile which may be what it is called in Vista also. You can try increasing it.

 

 

dallascowboysworldchamps
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Inspiron E1505
Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7200 (4MB/2.00GHz/667MHz)
15.4 Inch UltraSharp TrueLife Wide-screen WSXGA+
2GB, DDR2, 667MHz Crucial Memory
256MB ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1400
120GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
8X DVD+/-RW Philips Drive
Dell Wireless 1500 802.11N Mini Card
Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Module (2.0 + EDR)
Windows XP Pro SP2
Bios A17
pur. Sept. 7 2006
WRT350N Linksys Router v1 firmware v1.03.2
FreeAgent 320gb Seagate Ext. HD
Kaspersky Internet Security v 7.0.0.125

Sam

Own: Dell Chromebook 11, Alienware M11xR2

   

Forum Member since 2004

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