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Windows 7: memory

08 Jun 2011   #1
chrisso

windows 7 home premium 64 bit i think?
 
 
memory

i've had my laptop just over a year now...

it's a toshiba satellite

470gb hdd
4gb ram
2.3 ghz processor


i've been downloading heaps of movies and stuff and the hdd was nearly full. tonight i got a message saying it was low on memory.

i have windows 7 home premium. what could i / should i do to the computer to make it run better?


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08 Jun 2011   #2
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I would recommend dumping your rarely used files onto an external hard drive. If you carry your laptop around a lot and feel the need to have most of your files with you as well, you can get an external drive that runs just off of USB power.

Newegg.com - Computer Hardware, Hard Drives, External Hard Drives

As for your memory warning, what were you doing at the time? Or was it a storage warning?
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08 Jun 2011   #3
chrisso

windows 7 home premium 64 bit i think?
 
 

Thanks for that. I have sent most of it to a external. And i deleted most of the files tonight so there's almost 300gig available now. It wasn't a storage warning as there was still 65gig available at the time.
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08 Jun 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

I assume the message pertained to RAM rather than to disk space. Next time you get the message look into Resource Monitor > Memory tab and take a snip of the colored bar. Then post that snip. It is possible that you have a program that is bleeding.
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09 Jun 2011   #5
chrisso

windows 7 home premium 64 bit i think?
 
 

thanks guys. i figured it would be related to the RAM rather than hdd... never had this issue before..
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16 Jun 2011   #6
chrisso

windows 7 home premium 64 bit i think?
 
 

ok,

had this issue again tonight and this time took a snippet of it...

any ideas?


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16 Jun 2011   #7
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Looks like another of those high quality (and usually totally useless) OEM programs,

KeNotify - KeNotify.exe - Program Information

As to whether there is any actual benefit from it only Toshiba can tell you. Disable it on the Startup tab in msconfig and see if anything stops working. If not then you will have stopped the error and freed up a bit of resources in the process.
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16 Jun 2011   #8
chrisso

windows 7 home premium 64 bit i think?
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
Looks like another of those high quality (and usually totally useless) OEM programs,

KeNotify - KeNotify.exe - Program Information

As to whether there is any actual benefit from it only Toshiba can tell you. Disable it on the Startup tab in msconfig and see if anything stops working. If not then you will have stopped the error and freed up a bit of resources in the process.
thanks heaps for that... i disabled it on startup and so far so good...
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18 Jun 2011   #9
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I did some research today (busy with finals all week, sorry), and KeNotify has come up as a common problem that generates this low memory warning arbitrarily (some would get it using 40% memory). You will be just fine without it
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20 Jun 2011   #10
chrisso

windows 7 home premium 64 bit i think?
 
 

thanks LS.

i disabled it and no probs so far...

also i have 4gb of ram and i was considering upgrading it to 8gb.. but i was told by the guy at the shop that i probably wouldnt even notice the difference..is this true or should i get it
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