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Windows 7: Low Virtual Memory Errors

27 Jul 2010   #1
AtomicVette

Windows 7
 
 
Low Virtual Memory Errors

I get low virtual memory errors all the time. This is a brand new machine, 8GB Ram, 128GB SSD Hard Drive, Windows 7 Pro 64bit, Office 2010 64bit. It appears that outlook is the culprit.

Windows successfully diagnosed a low virtual memory condition. The following programs consumed the most virtual memory: OUTLOOK.EXE (5280) consumed 175378432 bytes, svchost.exe (348) consumed 136454144 bytes, and dwm.exe (3856) consumed 114208768 bytes.

This happens at least once a day. All microsoft updates and patches are current according to Microsoft Update.


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27 Jul 2010   #2
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Welcome!

Make sure the page file is set to be auto-configured by Windows. Go to System Properties and in the Advanced tab. Sorry I cannot give the exact path because I am not using Windows 7 or Vista at the moment, but look around and you will find it.
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27 Jul 2010   #3
AtomicVette

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the info, but it's already set to Automatic.
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27 Jul 2010   #4
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

In that case, set the page file manually to be 3x the amount of installed RAM. If your specs are correct, set the page file for 24GB.
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27 Jul 2010   #5
AtomicVette

Windows 7
 
 

That's what was "Currently Configured" by the automatic settings. However I just changed it to manual. So we'll see how that works.

Thanks,
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27 Jul 2010   #6
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Hello,

Seems like a Memory Leak. In that case even if you increase the Virtual Memory it will run out maybe a little slow this time. Open Task Manager then add the "Memory (Private Working Set)" column to Task Manager's Processes tab, and sort it in descending order see which process it taking up lot of Memory and see if it's stable or constantly spiking up. If still Outlook that is causing the i would recommend to reinstall Outlook to fix it.

Good Luck,
Captain
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27 Jul 2010   #7
AtomicVette

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Capt.Jack Sparrow View Post
Hello,

Seems like a Memory Leak. In that case even if you increase the Virtual Memory it will run out maybe a little slow this time. Open Task Manager then add the "Memory (Private Working Set)" column to Task Manager's Processes tab, and sort it in descending order see which process it taking up lot of Memory and see if it's stable or constantly spiking up. If still Outlook that is causing the i would recommend to reinstall Outlook to fix it.

Good Luck,
Captain

I agree on the memory leak, it seems to get worse over time. I had office 2007 on here prior to 2010 and outlook did the same thing on it. I had hoped that office 2010 would fix the issue, but it didn't. Which also makes me think that a re-install wouldn't help since going from 2007 to 2010 was technically a reintsall.
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27 Jul 2010   #8
AtomicVette

Windows 7
 
 

Interestingly enough, I'm having the exact same issue on a completely different machine. Dell Inspiron zinoHD 2GB RAM, AMD Athlon 2650e, 230GB HDD, Windows 7 Pro 64bit. However it gives this error in event log.

Windows successfully diagnosed a low virtual memory condition. The following programs consumed the most virtual memory: svchost.exe (2156) consumed 76677120 bytes, svchost.exe (928) consumed 70885376 bytes, and CCC.exe (2836) consumed 55451648 bytes.

So this leads me to beleive it may be a Windows 7 problem. Or perhaps a windows 7 problem in conjunction with common software installed on both machines. But the inspiron doesn't have Office on it at all, nor virus scanner. The only program used on it is IE8 (guess this is common between the two)
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27 Jul 2010   #9
Jonathan_King

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

The Catalyst Control Center (CCC) should be removed. It is unnecessary, and has even caused problems such as BSODs before. I can't recall ever seeing it memory leak, but it won't hurt to remove it.
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27 Jul 2010   #10
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AtomicVette View Post
Interestingly enough, I'm having the exact same issue on a completely different machine. Dell Inspiron zinoHD 2GB RAM, AMD Athlon 2650e, 230GB HDD, Windows 7 Pro 64bit. However it gives this error in event log.

Windows successfully diagnosed a low virtual memory condition. The following programs consumed the most virtual memory: svchost.exe (2156) consumed 76677120 bytes, svchost.exe (928) consumed 70885376 bytes, and CCC.exe (2836) consumed 55451648 bytes.

So this leads me to beleive it may be a Windows 7 problem. Or perhaps a windows 7 problem in conjunction with common software installed on both machines. But the inspiron doesn't have Office on it at all, nor virus scanner. The only program used on it is IE8 (guess this is common between the two)
Download Processor Explorer

Open it then go to View | Select Columns | Check on Private Bytes

Then press OK. Then sort the list by Private Bytes and see which process it taking up lot of Memory and see if it's stable or constantly spiking up. Note down which process is leaking. Process Explorer will allow you to expand and know which process is running under svchost.exe

Good Luck,
Captain
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