Your system is low on memory.... WHY?! (Inspiron 1525)

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Your system is low on memory.... WHY?! (Inspiron 1525)

  • Your system is low on memory.

    I am getting this message and I do not understand why. I have a grand total of 3 window open when I received this message. I am running Vista Ultimate and have 2 Gigs of RAM. When I checked the Resource Monitor it showed:

    CPU <10% usage - 77% MaximumFrrequency

    Disk 4 kb/sec - 4% Highest Active Time

    Memory 1 Hard Faults/sec - 58% Used Physical Memory

     

    Running programs were:

    Outlook 2003

    Dreamweaver 8

    Firefox 2.0

     

    I was working in Dreamweaver when I got the message. The memory useage seems high - I never get the memory message on any of my other PC's and they have half the RAM and usually several more windows open. Is the memory usage abnormal?

    What can I do to improve this? I need MANY windows open to do perform my job. This kind of performance is unacceptable.

     

    Thanks

    Message Edited by Kumi_Ori on 04-22-2008 08:49 PM
  • Vista is a memory HOG,i would suggest increasing the ram up to 3gb or possibly 4gb.But i have not yet come across a post with someone running low on ram with vista installed,this is a first.

     

    Anyone else have a thought?..

     

    Message Edited by dgkpcon on 04-22-2008 11:21 PM

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  • How much of your hard drive has been used, and how much hard drive space do you have free.

     

     

     

     

     

    dallascowboysworldchamps
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    Inspiron E1505
    Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7200 (4MB/2.00GHz/667MHz)
    15.4 Inch UltraSharp TrueLife Wide-screen WSXGA+
    2GB, DDR2, 667MHz Crucial Memory
    256MB ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1400
    120GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
    8X DVD+/-RW Philips Drive
    Dell Wireless 1500 802.11N Mini Card
    Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Module (2.0 + EDR)
    Windows XP Pro SP2
    Bios A17
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    WRT350N Linksys Router v1 firmware v1.03.2
    FreeAgent 320gb Seagate Ext. HD
    Kaspersky Internet Security v 7.0.0.125

    Message Edited by dallascowboysworldchamps on 04-22-2008 11:37 PM

    Sam

    Alienware M11x R2 - Inspiron 17R (7010) - Inspiron E1505

       

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  • thats weird... i have never got that message and i like open windows. and i have pagefile disabled.... hmmm... i would keep the resorce monitor with the memory section open and see if you can get it to do it again. watch your RAM commit use.

  • dallas

     

     OS (C) 99.6 GB free of 136 GB

  • Well you have plenty of hard drive space for your swap file. Sometimes you will get an out of memory error when you have used all of your RAM plus your Swap file. In XP it is called a pagefile which may be what it is called in Vista also. You can try increasing it.

     

     

    dallascowboysworldchamps
    __________________________

    Inspiron E1505
    Intel Core 2 Duo processor T7200 (4MB/2.00GHz/667MHz)
    15.4 Inch UltraSharp TrueLife Wide-screen WSXGA+
    2GB, DDR2, 667MHz Crucial Memory
    256MB ATI MOBILITY RADEON X1400
    120GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
    8X DVD+/-RW Philips Drive
    Dell Wireless 1500 802.11N Mini Card
    Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth Module (2.0 + EDR)
    Windows XP Pro SP2
    Bios A17
    pur. Sept. 7 2006
    WRT350N Linksys Router v1 firmware v1.03.2
    FreeAgent 320gb Seagate Ext. HD
    Kaspersky Internet Security v 7.0.0.125

    Sam

    Alienware M11x R2 - Inspiron 17R (7010) - Inspiron E1505

       

    Forum Member since 2004

    "If your issue was resolved, please push the Verified Answer button".