Learn why there is not enough memory in Microsoft® Windows®
What can happen when Microsoft Windows is not having enough memory? Get tips to resolve the issue.
Computers have many different working components and all of them need to be working well for the system to function properly. Some of the components included in a computer are memory, processors, hard disks, and graphics cards etc. Memory is one of the fundamental components that determine the speed of the system. When an application is executed on a system, some of the memory on the system is allocated to the program. If the system does not have enough memory, then the program would not be able to function. Lack of memory can also cause problems such as blue screen errors, application lag and also can decrease the overall performance of the system. Issues such as blue screen errors could drastically decrease the reliability of the system and might even cause loss of data. Memory related issues on your Microsoft Windows computer must be resolved as quickly as possible before it can cause permanent damage to the other sensitive components. Lack of memory on Microsoft Windows computers might be because of several reasons such as page file set too small, very large applications consuming all of the memory, physical memory of the system too less, malware infections within the system etc.
The following details can give users more information regarding tips to fix low memory problems in Microsoft Windows computers:
- Remove malwares
- Increase page file size
- Increase physical memory
Malware infections within computers can cause many problems with working of computers. Some complex malwares are known to have the capabilities to cause memory related issues on computers. Malwares run in the background of the system and eat up all of the system memory, leaving very little memory for applications or programs to use. Installing the system with a good antivirus program and removing the infections can solve such issues.
Increase page file size
Page file can be best described as a portion of memory on the hard disk which is used as extension of the actual physical memory of the system. Page file size is usually set by the user at the time of installation and if Microsoft Windows users have installed very large numbers of applications, then the physical memory of the system might not be enough. Increasing the size of the page file would allocate more space on the hard disk for the memory which would increase the memory on the system. Page file size can be increased using Advanced options in the system properties.
Another way to resolve low memory issue on your Microsoft Windows computer is to upgrade the actual physical memory of the system. As modern day applications are very large, they would require large amounts of physical memory and if increasing the page file did not solve the issue, then the memory would have to be increased. For newer versions of Windows OS, users can make use of ReadyBoost feature that would use a USB device as additional memory and help speed up the system and make more memory available.
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