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Offline assybish

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Hi
hoe you can help.
I have windows 8.1 8GB RAM single stick and clean mem.
When the monitor in clean mem shows around 4GB I get low memory warnings from windows and app crash saying not enough memory.
I attach a screenprint and hope someone can help solve this annoying puzzle as it seems like I can't use 1/2 the memory? :)
Thanks
« Last Edit: June 01, 2015, 08:55:04 AM by assybish »

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Re: windows 8.1 appears to only allow 4GB of 8GB for use by apps
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2015, 05:33:48 PM »
You have an app that has a memory leak and it is leaking and causing the page file to fill, when the page file gets full you will get the low memory warning.

32 bit is limited to 4gb as well, want anything to use about 4 gb you need to use 64 bit, this goes for the OS and the programs themselves :wink:

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Re: windows 8.1 appears to only allow 4GB of 8GB for use by apps
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2015, 04:48:08 AM »
@assybish: did you tell Windows to have a fixed size for the Pagefile ? If so, then let Windows manage the size of the pagefile. That already helped other people as well. Could work for you as well. That could solve the memory problem.
« Last Edit: July 01, 2015, 08:11:40 AM by Willy2 »

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Re: windows 8.1 appears to only allow 4GB of 8GB for use by apps
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2015, 04:48:08 AM »

 

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