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low memory pop up keeps messing up when gaming, i have 8GB, should not happen.

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June 13, 2014 7:25:46 PM

When I play a game thats a little bit demanding on memory, i get a pop up that say my computer is low on memory. I have 8GB of memory and in my task manager its not even coming close to 100%. I have run a diagnostic and my memory sticks are intact and running properly.
After a couple of weeks of this I have noticed that it does not pop up when i have the game the same resoulution as my monitor. I realize that I should always have them matched but in this case I am running on integrated graphics temporarly and can only run some games on lower resoultions like arma 3.
The reason i can't play any games when it pops up if that it freezes my computer and i can switch back to my game afterwards. This is a very frusterating problem and any advice or answers are very appreciated

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June 13, 2014 7:30:27 PM

Hello Xander,

My assumption is you have Windows 8.1, which has a known issue with memory leaking from DWM (Desktop Window Manager). Microsoft is aware of the problem, however I haven't heard of a fix or an ETA for a fix yet. Right now you gotta run the same resolution on Desktop as in game or memory leak will happen...Some people have had success Alt+Tabbing out of game and back in to reset memory use
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June 14, 2014 10:07:55 AM

fricklesmn said:
Hello Xander,

My assumption is you have Windows 8.1, which has a known issue with memory leaking from DWM (Desktop Window Manager). Microsoft is aware of the problem, however I haven't heard of a fix or an ETA for a fix yet. Right now you gotta run the same resolution on Desktop as in game or memory leak will happen...Some people have had success Alt+Tabbing out of game and back in to reset memory use


Thank you very much for the information, it's good to know that im not the only one with this problem.
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