Solved Pc Memory limit issue?

May 20, 2017 at 17:31:56
Specs: Windows 8.1, intel core i5 1.7ghz/6gigs
Every time i run a different program while playing games the game minimizes and a dialog box appears saying my ram space is too small so cancel some programs for the game to run effectively but my ram is 6gb and when i check my task manager all those running programs including the game doesn't take more than 50% of ram usage ...please help

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May 22, 2017 at 15:12:33
Well Windows is saying it's too low. So yeah, probably. Easiest thing would be to just set it to automatic and let Windows grow the page file as needed. If you really want to keep it manual, first set it to auto, put your machine under the greatest memory load you're expecting it to handle, and take measurements. Your max size should be at least 20% above that.

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#1
May 20, 2017 at 18:27:44
I doubt it says "ram space is too small". Please post the exact error message. Post the make/model of your system & the specs too. I suspect you're asking about a laptop.

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May 21, 2017 at 18:08:30
The problem isn't a shortage of RAM. Windows doesn't even have a warning or error message for that. The problem is that the commit charge is approaching the commit limit. This can happen even when there is no shortage of RAM.

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May 22, 2017 at 08:56:15
It says "your computer is low on memory.save your files and close these programs: EA sports fifa 15"...the amount of used memory is 43%(6gb)...this happens when i copy files whiles playing the game mostly...my pc specs have already been written:)...also the committed charge is 5.3/7.9gb and I don't think that's reaching limit...

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#4
May 22, 2017 at 09:44:19
"my pc specs have already been written"

Some of the specs have been given, not all, & not the info we need. If you have a Core i5 at 1.7GHz, it's likely a mobile chip meaning your questions are about a laptop. Knowing that you're asking about a laptop rather than a desktop is important. It would mean that there's probably no graphics card, so the graphics chip being used is the one integrated into the i5. Possibly an i5-4210U with Intel HD 4000? Of course, this is all a guess. If that's the case, there is no dedicated graphics memory. The graphics uses system memory & the amount it uses is based on need. Gaming requires more graphics memory than general purpose stuff (email, word processing, internet, etc) so it may be trying to "borrow" more memory than is available. Did you mess with the virtual memory settings?


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May 22, 2017 at 10:29:18
Is actually a 3rd generation intel core i5 (3317u)...laptop..with intel hd 4000 and no i just install the latest driver version for that intergrated graphics..prob is when i check the mem usage fr both pc and vga(gpuz) dey don't even reach dier limit...even playing an old game like nfs mw(2005) while coping with a pendrive brings dat low mem issue(and it uses not more that 400mb of ram)..at first some other running programs had dat issue but they do don't happen anymore...only wen transferring files...I don't think my specs are an issue bro

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#6
May 22, 2017 at 12:34:38
That error message, if coming from Windows, would indicate you're nearing your commit limit. I would suggest looking at your page file settings. You can share those settings with us by opening Powershell and running the following:
% { gwmi Win32_ComputerSystem | ft -a AutomaticManagedPagefile
  gwmi Win32_PageFileUsage | ft -a Name, AllocatedBaseSize, PeakUsage, CurrentUsage
  gwmi win32_PageFileSetting | ft -a Name, InitialSize, MaximumSize
} | clip

The results will be in your clipboard, so just paste them here.

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May 22, 2017 at 13:59:28
My page file maximum size is 4062mb and initial size is 2048...shld i increase it?

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May 22, 2017 at 15:12:33
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Well Windows is saying it's too low. So yeah, probably. Easiest thing would be to just set it to automatic and let Windows grow the page file as needed. If you really want to keep it manual, first set it to auto, put your machine under the greatest memory load you're expecting it to handle, and take measurements. Your max size should be at least 20% above that.

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May 22, 2017 at 17:40:00
Thanks ...will do just that :)

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