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Have 16 gigs installed on new system, but getting "Low memory" errors using less than 1GB +++NOT 32 BIT+++

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January 26, 2014 9:39:00 PM

Hello. I've just finished building myself my new pc, and everything seems to be running perfectly. Except: I'm getting "Low memory" errors, even when using less than 1GB of RAM. It forces me to close the programs I'm using, and I need this problem fixed ASAP, because I have a LOT of work I need to get done on my pc. (And a couple games, too. XD) I have 16 gigs installed, and not bottlenecking my system in any way. To simply be clear, and not get bombarded with dozens of the same answer (That I am already aware of, thank you) I AM NOT RUNNING WINDOWS 32 BIT. I have Windows 8.1 64 bit.

Thank you very much for your help in advance,
Dark

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January 26, 2014 11:13:22 PM

How start by state your full comp spec, OS, and what apps that caused it to runs out of memory..

some bad coded apps can have memory leak that cannot be cleared and increased over times (I have experience one with FF plugin..)
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January 27, 2014 8:39:05 PM

rdc85 said:
How start by state your full comp spec, OS, and what apps that caused it to runs out of memory..

some bad coded apps can have memory leak that cannot be cleared and increased over times (I have experience one with FF plugin..)


Thank you for your quick answer.

My specs are:
i7 4770k,
Ripjaws X 2x8GB sticks dual channel ram
Sabertooth z87 mobo
Corsair RM 850 psu
WD Caviar Black HDD (Not that that probably even matters... )
Windows 8.1 64bit

I have a gpu coming, but am running on onboard video right now. That shouldn't be the problem, though.
I HAVE installed the ram correctly(in the matching color-schemed channels) and Windows detects that I have 16 gigs installed. I have not yet been using more than even 1 gig of ram at any given time. Something else I have noticed is that according to Task Manager, ~0.5 gigs of memory is 15% in the "memory" column. This seems suspicious, but I don't know how to follow it from there. The programs it seems to happen most on are Assassin's Creed, Firefox, but it also happens with Skype, etc. Really, it seems to happen anywhere, and at random times. Below is the stats from "msinfo32.exe", if that will help:

OS Name Microsoft Windows 8.1
Version 6.3.9600 Build 9600
Other OS Description Not Available
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer ASUS
System Model All Series
System Type x64-based PC
System SKU All
Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770K CPU @ 3.50GHz, 3501 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical Processor(s)
BIOS Version/Date American Megatrends Inc. 1504, 10/3/2013
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Embedded Controller Version 255.255
BIOS Mode Legacy
BaseBoard Manufacturer ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.
BaseBoard Model Not Available
BaseBoard Name Base Board
Platform Role Desktop
Secure Boot State Unsupported
PCR7 Configuration Binding Not Possible
Windows Directory C:\Windows
System Directory C:\Windows\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "6.3.9600.16408"4
Time Zone Eastern Standard Time
Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 16.0 GB
Total Physical Memory 15.7 GB
Available Physical Memory 13.4 GB
Total Virtual Memory 31.7 GB
Available Virtual Memory 29.4 GB
Page File Space 16.0 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions Yes
Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware No
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection Yes

Thank you in advance for your help,
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January 27, 2014 8:54:37 PM

Sorry but looks like I'm cannot helps u in this ..
I'm not familiar with win 8.1, but in windows 7 there a resource manager to check whats apps that leaking memory...
and in win7 u can try look at msconfig to see if the ram limit is checked or not?

in win 8.1 u may can use SYSINTERNALS RAMMAP, or similar...
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January 27, 2014 9:14:21 PM

Thank you, but none of that seems to be helpful. I can't seem to be able to find an option for a ram limit, and I don't see why it would be enabled by default to ~1GB, anyways. Can't seem to find where said option is by searching for it, either. Maybe it is not included with Windows 8.1? Not sure, but I guess I'll wait for another answer. Thank you for your help nonetheless.

Yours,
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January 27, 2014 9:25:39 PM

In win 7 resource manager u can see the apps that consuming memory..
in my case FF memory usage keep growing when i scroll and never come down lead to low memory error..
by update or revert older version of apps fix this problems...

sadly I'm not familiar with win 8. hope the other will fills in...
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January 28, 2014 5:44:30 AM

Maybe something is screwed up in Windows itself. If I were you, I would re-install Windows & see if this happens again
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January 28, 2014 6:45:16 AM

Well, I JUST installed it, so it most likely is NOT that, but I also do not want to do that unless it is a last resort. I'm hoping to find another fix for that without having to back everything up, reinstall, etc. Thank you, though, and I WILL keep your suggestion in mind, I just need to know if there are any other ways to do it first.

Yours,
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January 28, 2014 7:08:53 AM

Darksunrise said:
Well, I JUST installed it, so it most likely is NOT that, but I also do not want to do that unless it is a last resort. I'm hoping to find another fix for that without having to back everything up, reinstall, etc. Thank you, though, and I WILL keep your suggestion in mind, I just need to know if there are any other ways to do it first.

Yours,
Dark


I think someone needs to calm down
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January 28, 2014 7:55:21 AM

Sorry, no, I just woke up. Not doing the "yelling 'cause caps" thing, just put too much emphasis on the words. Sorry about the misunderstanding.
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January 17, 2015 1:38:17 PM

Darksunrise said:
Hello. I've just finished building myself my new pc, and everything seems to be running perfectly. Except: I'm getting "Low memory" errors, even when using less than 1GB of RAM. It forces me to close the programs I'm using, and I need this problem fixed ASAP, because I have a LOT of work I need to get done on my pc. (And a couple games, too. XD) I have 16 gigs installed, and not bottlenecking my system in any way. To simply be clear, and not get bombarded with dozens of the same answer (That I am already aware of, thank you) I AM NOT RUNNING WINDOWS 32 BIT. I have Windows 8.1 64 bit.

Thank you very much for your help in advance,
Dark


I know this is coming up on being a year old. However I thought it may be worth investing my two cents and thoughts. I am running Windows 8.1 and my Total Physical Memory is 16.00 GB and my Available Physical Memory is 13.40 GB like you. As you and everyone else should have learned here is that the operating system always permanently takes up a portion of the memory. Thus reducing the amount of Available Physical Memory.

However I find it odd that Windows 7 or in my case Windows 8.1 would permanently make your system give up 2.60 GB to simply run the operating system. As there are many systems out there that only have 2.00 GB of RAM on board. I guess a possible answer would be that as your system is booting the BIOS detects how much RAM is installed and forwards this to your operating system as it boots. Therefore Windows decides that you have enough RAM to allocate some more to make your chosen operating system run smoother.

So in my case I am not going to panic and think I am "leaking" memory or something of that nature. I seriously believe that this is probably the amount of RAM being used up to make sure your operating system is running as smoothly as possible. I also built my own system and check it regularly for any problems. As of January 2015 13.40 GB of RAM is more than enough to multitask on a major level. I know people that have Windows 7 and still go hard with 8.00 GB of RAM. I would also be willing to be if I looked at their system I would find that they have less than 8.00 GB of RAM available to them as well.
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