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Fix Your Computer Is Low On Memory Warning on Window 10

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Your computer is low on memory problems occur when your computer runs out of RAM and becomes low on virtual memory. Low memory warning can also occur when a program doesn’t free up the memory that it no longer needs. This problem is called memory overuse or a memory leak. When your computer doesn’t have enough memory for all of the actions it’s trying to perform, Windows and your programs can stop working. To help prevent information loss Windows will notify warning Messages like

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

This Low memory warning can be especially faced when you’re running a highly weighted game, running software like 3D MAX, Visual Studio, etc. When there isn’t enough RAM for the program you’re trying to run, Windows temporarily moves information that would normally be stored in RAM to a file on your hard disk called a paging file. The amount of information temporarily stored in a paging file is also referred to as virtual memory. When Windows Fails to move information to the virtual memory or Virtual memory Became full windows show the warning message Your Computer Is Low On Memory.

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    Fix Low memory warning On Windows 10

    There are lots of free software and use computer applications that consume a lot of memory. specially I have noticed a number of tabs open on Google Chrome and If you are running a game, there is a high possibility that it will lead to high memory usage and eventually, after some time you will start receiving “Your computer is low on memory” error. If you are getting this error on a regular basis then the best option which you are having is changing the maximum and minimum file size of the paging system ( Virtual Memory ) which is present on your computer.

    Note :

    Windows sets the initial size of paging file equals to installed RAM on your system. Keep in mind that RAM is enough faster than your hard drive. Also, the maximum size of Windows sets for paging files is three times of total RAM installed. So if you’re receiving such warnings, then the programs you’re using are utilizing more than three times of installed RAM on your computer.

    Adjust Virtual Memory To Fix Low Memory Warning

    As before we discuss Not enough memory is the main problem behind this Low memory Warning message. But we can Manually Increase the Virtual memory on windows 10, 8.1, and 7 and fix this problem permanently. Here follow below steps To Adjust the virtual memory.

    First press the Win + R keys together to open the Run dialog box. Here type sysdm.cpl on it and then click on OK button.

    Open System properties

    This will open the “System Properties” of your computer. When the System Properties window of your computer is opened, go to the Advanced tab and click on the Settings option. Which is available under the “Performance” section.

    Now On the “Performance Options” window, go to the Advanced tab and click on the Change button located under the “Virtual Memory” section. You will see a Virtual Memory window on your computer screen. Here you have to uncheck the “Automatically manage paging file size for all drive” option at the top of the same windows. Select any of Drive letters where you allow to create the paging file and then click on Custom size. Then enter custom fields in the “Initial size (MB)” and “Maximum size (MB)” fields.

    Customize Virtual memory windows 10

    How To Calculate page file size

    To Calculate the pagefile size always Initial size is one and a half (1.5) x the amount of total system memory. The maximum size is three (3) x the initial size. So let’s say you have 4 GB (1 GB = 1,024 MB x 4 = 4,096 MB) of memory. The initial size would be 1.5 x 4,096 = 6,144 MB and the maximum size would be 3 x 4,096 = 12,207 MB.

    After Set the Initial size (MB)” and “Maximum size (MB)” Value and click on set, Now Click on the OK button and then on the Apply button to save changes. This will prompt to Restart the windows ” you must restart your computer to apply these changes ”

    Restart to apply changes

    Now, After Restart windows, you will Never Receive any Low Memory Warning message on your computer. This Is the Best working method you should Try First. you can also try the below fix to prevent windows for Low Memory Warning Error.

    Run System Maintenance Troubleshooter

    In some cases if a program is a force closed, or if something isn’t working properly on your Windows 10 system you might be prompted with the “Your Computer is low on memory” error message. This is happening because Windows is allocating too much virtual memory to the mentioned process, while your system is trying to fix all the problems. For this Once Run the system maintenance tool and check.

    To Run this open control pane – System and Security- Security and Maintenance

    Here Under Maintenance Click on Start maintenance and wait flew a moment to complete the process.

    Use Third-party Optimize Tools

    If any corrupt Registry uses high memory this Error can happen. For that better check for the corrupted registry and clean or repair them using free registry optimizer tools like Ccleaner.

    once you install the Ccleaner Run the program and check for Registry clean. Select Scan for Issue and allow CCleaner to scan, then click Fix Selected Issues.

    Increase your Physical RAM

    If you still face the same warning message Your Computer Is Low On Memory, your system keeps running on more than 90% RAM you should perhaps install more RAM memory in your system. This is the best and permanent solution to fix Your Computer Is Low On Memory problem for your Windows 10.

    These are some Best Solutions to Fix Your Computer Is Low On Memory Warning message on your Windows 10. Have any Query, Suggestion or new way to fix this problem feel free to comment below. All you need to know about Microsoft Windows 10! New Features, Tips, Tricks, Troubleshooting, How To fix errors, Update News visit Windows 10 Tips And Tricks.

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