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Windows 7: Low on Memory close some programs

19 Feb 2011   #1
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Low on Memory close some programs

I keep getting this lately and i dont know what gives but, when i bring up the resources im only using 1.53 gigs of ram out of 6. What gives?


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20 Feb 2011   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Could very well be bad memory. Try taking this test. If done properly it wil take 8 or more hours
Download memtest86 and test RAM
www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/105647-ram-test-memtest86.html
Run for 8 passes
If passes try a good stick in each slot for 3 passes
If fails do the same for 8 passes.
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20 Feb 2011   #3
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

i know about memtest, i think it may be this new antivirus i installed nod32 i noticed it happening since i installed that recently. i have yet to get any freezes or any lockups while on desktop or gaming.
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20 Feb 2011   #4
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

Well the answer is easy. Use system restore to get rid of it to test.
or
use clean boot to test.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135
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20 Feb 2011   #5
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

I just uninstalled NOD32 to see if not next step will be memtest.
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20 Feb 2011   #6
richc46

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But wait. The problem may not be the AV. It may be other software. If uninstall does not work, try clean boot next, then memtest.
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20 Feb 2011   #7
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
But wait. The problem may not be the AV. It may be other software. If uninstall does not work, try clean boot next, then memtest.
Alright
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20 Feb 2011   #8
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Also i dont know if this has anything to do with it but my windows media player keeps giving me this message when im watching something on it. "Windows Media player encountered a problem while playing this file."
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20 Feb 2011   #9
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

That could be tied into memory. Almost every problem can be memory related. Try the procedures suggested, we will weed out the problem, even if by trial and error.
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20 Feb 2011   #10
sotorious

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

If im doing cleanboot, it will take a long while as that memory thing doesnt happen everyday now, i think the windows media player might.

Also when i press in my mouse wheel and scrolled up then down it would sort of chop, now that i restarted its fine.
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