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  • I just bought my Dell 2350 last week...and after installing two pieces of software (both of which are compatible with XP), my lovely computer decides that I will start receiving the error message "insufficient memory" and start running like an arthritic old lady.

    What gives?

  • Let's start with the obvious. What two pieces of software did you install before this problem began?

    XPS One. Core2 Duo @ 2.2GHz. 2 GB DDR2-667. WD2500AAJS 250GB SATA. Intel GMA 3100 video. 20" WSXGA HD LCD. 2 Megapixel Webcam. 8X DVD±RW. 8-in-1 Media Reader. 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless. Integrated High Def Audio. Internal Bluetooth 2.0. NTSC/ATSC TV Tuner. Windows 7 Professional SP1.

  • Pinnacle DV version 8

    TurboTax

    Before I installed both, not only did I check the information that came with both regarding XP, I called tech support for both pieces of software to confirm that they were, in fact, compatible with XP. They are. Computer ran fine for 3 days with both of these on there. Today it decides to get attitude and run slow and decide that its' memory was full.

  • You will get a better and faster response with one concise and detailed post. I've read many post and this is the first that mentioned the kind of work you were doing on your computer. I'm assuming your going to be doing some video editing, set your page file to a higher setting:

    1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
    2. Click the Advanced tab.
    3. Under Performance, click Settings.
    4. Click the Advanced tab.
    5. Under Virtual Memory, click Change.
    6. Select Custom, set the page file for min 2000mb and max 2000mb.

    Message Edited by fredha on 12-30-2002 04:14 PM

  • I almost agree w/Fredha, only I suggest you set the minimum at 2mb and the maximum at 2000mb.  Although that definitely seems high, I just don't think the minimum should be at 2000mb.  I actually use a minimum of 512mb and a maximum of 512mb simply because that's what I've found to work for me.  It sounds like you may have virutal memory turned off all together.  By default, assuming you have at least 128mb of ram given that's what WinXP requires, the virtual memory is set at 2mb minimum and 192 maximum.  Just increase the maximum until you quit recieving the error, and then look to add some ram at your earliest convenience.
  • Not to start an argument, but if you had plans to do video editing, or anything other than surf the web and use microsoft word, why would you get a 2350?

    Trust me Sony makes great electronics, but their computers are another thing. If you ordered a real Dell you would be alot happier customer.  I never met a 3.06ghz 8250 that ran like an old lady with Turbo Tax in the CDROM!!

    Message Edited by Greatone1601 on 12-30-2002 06:04 PM

    Alienware Aurora (Legacy P2) Phenom II X4 2.8 Quad Liquid Cooled, 2GB ATI 4870 X2, 4 GB RAM @800mhz, 300 GB 10k Velociraptor, Lightscribe drive, Blu Ray Read/Writer drive, Vista Premium, 24" Dell Ultrasharp 2408WFP.

    Apple Macbook AIR 13" 1.86 C2D, 4GB 1066, 128GB SSD (2010)       Apple Macbook PRO  15" (2008)

    Previous Systems: Dell XPS Gen 3, Dell 600M, Dell 8100, Dell 8200, Dell 4600, Dell Lattitude, Dell Studio

  • The reason I suggested a fixed page file is it gets a lot of use with video editing and this keeps it from becoming fragmented as quickly which impoves the speed of the paging.
  • YumYum definitely agrees with fredha --

    curious as to what type of system (shouldhaveboughtasony) is running??? i am assuming the user may have very limited resources available to be doing video editing on this type of system.

    Thanks YumYum

     

    • DIM 8250, P4, 3.06GHZ
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  • Nice system Yum Yum.

    Alienware Aurora (Legacy P2) Phenom II X4 2.8 Quad Liquid Cooled, 2GB ATI 4870 X2, 4 GB RAM @800mhz, 300 GB 10k Velociraptor, Lightscribe drive, Blu Ray Read/Writer drive, Vista Premium, 24" Dell Ultrasharp 2408WFP.

    Apple Macbook AIR 13" 1.86 C2D, 4GB 1066, 128GB SSD (2010)       Apple Macbook PRO  15" (2008)

    Previous Systems: Dell XPS Gen 3, Dell 600M, Dell 8100, Dell 8200, Dell 4600, Dell Lattitude, Dell Studio

  • I've tried what you both suggested and have the same problem.  When I try to get into scan wizard/maker whatever, I get the insufficient memory error.  Now, I can log off of my profile, go to one that is never used and scan all I want, but then there's a problem with the printer in the other profile.  These errors constantly pop up in different programs such as Word.

    Is there any fix to this??  Did a disk cleanup, my defragment looks great 78% available.  Help!

  • 3rd profile's the charm.