Your computer is low on memory – Windows

Low memory warnings happen when Windows has run out of space to put the data it needs to store when you’re running different applications. This can be either in the RAM modules in your computer, or also on the hard disk, when the free RAM has been filled up.

Typically if you’re getting these warnings, something has gone wrong with the paging file that uses your hard disk for extra storage. This error can appear randomly when you’re doing work on your system or when you try to game, but what causes it and how can you solve it? We will answer that question in this post and hopefully solve your problems-

Your computer is low on memory
To restore enough memory for programs to work correctly, save your files and then close to restart all open programs.

There is however something very important you should remember, Windows has RAM and virtual memory

  • RAM are physical hardware inside your computer and are installed when you bought your system, you can however upgrade them
  • Virtual Memory is space that Windows uses on your hard disk to allocate files just like it does with RAM.

Low on memory Warning Error occur can happen when you run more programs than the RAM installed on the computer is designed to support. Low memory problems can also occur when a program doesn’t free up memory that it no longer needs. This problem is called memory overuse or a memory leak.

Fix Your Computer is low on memory Warning

Fix Error Solution #1: Increase your virtual memory

A way to fix this problem is to increase your virtual memory, so Windows has more space to store the allocated files, this does work in most cases.

  1. Press Windows Key + R and type “sysdm.cpl” in Run dialog box and click OK to open System Properties.
  2. In the System Properties window, switch to the Advanced tab and under Performance, click on Settings option.
  3. Next, in the Performance Options window, switch to the Advanced tab and click on Change under Virtual memory.
  4. Finally, in the Virtual memory window shown below, clear the “Automatically manage paging file size for all drive” option check box.
  5. Click on the Drive where you wish to change the pagefile. (I recommend C:or your SSD drive if you have it). Click on Custom Size and type the Size in MBs, make sure you enter MORE then the recommended size. Click on Set and click on OK
  6. It is highly recommended to avoid selecting No paging file option here.
  7. Now if you’ve increased the size, a reboot is not mandatory. But if you’ve decreased the size of the paging file, you must have to reboot to make changes effective.

Fix Error Solution #2: End Process that is using too much memory

  1. Open Task Manager. ( Open Run dialog box by pressing Win + R(Windows logo key and R key) at the same time). Then Type taskmgr into the box and hit Enter.
  2. The process at the top of the list is using the most memory. Then right-click on the process’s name and choose End task.

Now see if the warning still pops up.

Fix Error Solution #3: System Maintenance

  1. 1.Press Windows Key + X and then select Control Panel.
  2. 2.Now type troubleshoot in the search box and select Troubleshooting.
  3. 3.Click View all in the left-hand window pane.
  4. 4.Next, click on System maintenance troubleshooter and follow the prompts.

Fix Error Solution #4: Disable low memory warning

Important Note: This method is only for user’s having RAM 4G or more, if you have less memory than this please don’t try this method.

The way to do this is to prevent the Diagnostics service from loading RADAR which consists of 2 DLL files, radardt.dll and radarrs.dll.

  1. Press Windows Key + R then type “Regedit” and hit enter to open Registry Editor.
  2. Now navigate to the following registry key and delete each of them completely:
  3. [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\WDI\DiagnosticModules\{5EE64AFB-398D-4edb-AF71-3B830219ABF7}]
    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Contro l\WDI\DiagnosticModules\{45DE1EA9-10BC-4f96-9B21-4B6B83DBF476}]

Once done, reboot your PC to save changes. Now you won’t see any memory warning’s including “Your Computer Is Low On Memory.“

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