How To Fix “Your Computer Is Low On Memory” Warning
“Your Computer Is Low On 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.
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 you when your computer is low on memory.
Your computer has two types of memory, random access memory (RAM) and virtual memory. All programs use RAM, but 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. Using virtual memory—in other words, moving information to and from the paging file—frees up enough RAM for programs to run correctly.
Your computer is low on memory problems occur when your computer runs out of RAM and becomes low on virtual memory. This 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.
In order to prevent such warnings, you can change the minimum and maximum size of paging file by following these steps:
- Press Windows Key + R and type sysdm.cpl in Run dialog box and click OK to open System Properties.
- In the System Properties window, switch to Advanced tab and under Performance, click on Settings option.
- Next, in the Performance Options window, switch to Advanced tab and click on Change under Virtual memory.
- Finally, in the Virtual memory window shown below, uncheck the “Automatically manage paging file size for all drive” option.Then highlight your system drive under Paging file size for each type heading and for the Custom size option, set the suitable values for fields: Initial size (MB) and Maximum size (MB). It is highly recommended to avoid selecting No paging file option here.
- Now if you’ve increased the size, reboot is not mandatory. But if you’ve decreased the size of paging file, you must have to reboot to make changes effective.
If above method didn’t work for you then running CCleaner might be helpful:
- Download and install CCleaner.
- In the “Cleaner” section, under the Windows tab, we suggest checking the following selections to be cleaned:
- Once you’ve made certain the proper points are checked, simply click Run Cleaner, and let CCleaner run its course.
- To clean your system further select the Registry tab and ensure the following are checked:
- Select Scan for Issue and allow CCleaner to scan, then click Fix Selected Issues.
- When CCleaner asks “Do you want backup changes to the registry?” select Yes.
- Once your backup has completed, select Fix All Selected Issues.
After following the above steps, “Your Computer Is Low On Memory” warning might be fixed but if you still have any queries regarding this post please feel free to comment and let us know.