Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: System memory

04 Feb 2010   #1
pguy2009

windows 7
 
 
System memory

I keep getting a message that the system memory is low and eventually the system shuts down. How can I increase the system memory?

Paul GUY


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
04 Feb 2010   #2
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Install more RAM. They are physical components that you put into the machine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2010   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Paul,

Double check to make sure that you have virtual page memory turn on and set to be managed by the system. If this is turned off, or manually set low instead of system managed, then you can get a "low memory" warning from it.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

05 Feb 2010   #4
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pguy2009 View Post
I keep getting a message that the system memory is low and eventually the system shuts down. How can I increase the system memory?

Paul GUY
If you want to upgrade your memory, we need your system specs. Use HWInfo32 in the drivers guide in my sig.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2010   #5
pguy2009

windows 7
 
 

I have a DELL Studio XPS 1640, Processor Intel Core Duo CPU T9600 @2.80Ghz, installed RAM 6Gb, 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate.

I had to install a virtual PC to run some software that was not compatible with Windows 7 64-bit. This may have caused unusual use of memory.

Further to my previous message, Setup indicates 628Kb of system memory and 6141 Mb of extended memory.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2010   #6
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pguy2009 View Post
I have a DELL Studio XPS 1640, Processor Intel Core Duo CPU T9600 @2.80Ghz, installed RAM 6Gb, 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate.

I had to install a virtual PC to run some software that was not compatible with Windows 7 64-bit. This may have caused unusual use of memory.

Further to my previous message, Setup indicates 628Kb of system memory and 6141 Mb of extended memory.
How much memory did you give the VM?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Feb 2010   #7
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Post a picture of the memory tab of your Process Monitor (the bar with all the colors). Then we can see what's going on. But it must be from the time when you get the message.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 System memory




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Shared system memory - GPU
I have a nvidia graphics card of 2gb. When I saw my system configuration I found that from my graphics card 764mb is being shared with my system memory. I want it to be 0 because I use most of my graphics card for animation purposes. Many tell that you can change in the Bios settings. But how?...
Graphic Cards
Memory suggestions for my system?
I'm looking at purchasing memory for my system. I have all the specs setup here on the site so you can check them out. My mobo/cpu are able to handle up to 1866 speed so that's what I've been looking at. The first thing I spotted was this: Newegg.com - G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB)...
Hardware & Devices
System not using all of my memory
I have an HP i5 with 8 gig of memory. Memory is never used more than about 35%. At times the system is really slow. Two Questions: 1. Why isn't all the memory being used? 2. What can I do to speed things up and potentially use all of the memory? Thanks in advance.
Performance & Maintenance
System says memory not intstalled
When i go to Control panel> system and security> System Under Processor and memory it says not available. Nor can i access system information when i type "system information" in the start menu. I have already turned on the WMI performance adapter and it is still not working.
Hardware & Devices
Dedicated System Memory
Hi I am wondering why my pc is showing under my graphics card dedicated system memory as 0MB when my shared system memory is 1279MB I got these from the sub score print out posted below. Is it ok as I have been having a lot of blue screens lately just random, as I have not even installed any new...
General Discussion
system memory dumping
hi, i also have system memory dumping. i don't know actually what happenned. please help me.....tq
BSOD Help and Support


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 13:57.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App