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Windows 7: Ran out of 8 GB of ram during a new Windows 7 64 bit install

27 Jan 2015   #1

Windows 7 64bit Professional
Ran out of 8 GB of ram during a new Windows 7 64 bit install

Can anybody explain this screenshot?

All I was doing was installing updates and then I start getting messages about closing programs because I am running out of ram (!??). This is a 64 bit install on an 8 GB machine with nothing else running in the background besides maybe a browser.

Only thing I could think of is that I think I was using an outdated ISO image because I had to install more updates than usual.

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28 Jan 2015   #2

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

Download and run a full scan with Malwarebytes free
Make a full scan with your anti virus
If both are negative
Test each stick of ram for 8 passes
Test each memory slot for 8 passes
Test them all for 8 passes with Mem test
RAM - Test with Memtest86+
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28 Jan 2015   #3

Windows 7 64bit Professional

how could there be a virus if it was after I just formatted the computer? I have checked the ram before using memtest and Linpack and it passed.
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28 Jan 2015   #4

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64 +Linux_VMs +Chromium_VM

Click on Resource Monitor in the Task Manager Performance tab.
Look at the Memory tab in Resource Monitor.
See if you can find what process(s) are using a large amount of RAM.
You can click on column headings to sort the data.
Post a screen print of the Memory tab if needed.
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28 Jan 2015   #5

Windows 7 Pro x64 sp1

Yeah I got something similar on a recent build (4770K 8GB) using sp1 iso then doing all the updates at once I didn't get a warning, but RAM was getting near max. I think maybe Windows needs a bit of RAM for several years worth of patches. Could explain why my 8GB builds take less time than others with 2GB (swapping ?). I don't think this RAM thing is a problem - my build was OK.
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 Ran out of 8 GB of ram during a new Windows 7 64 bit install

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