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Running out of memory when running overnight.

  1. #11


    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts : 69
    7 Pro & 8.1 Pro & 8.1 Pro


    Okay this time was during the day. Firefox, Skype, uTorrent and a directory utility were running.

    I was going to walk around and do some errands so I Windows/L, shut off sound and turned off the screen.

    I was gone for 2 and a half or three hours tops.

    As you can see from the warning, it says Firefox. As you can see from Task Manager 23% of memory is in use and Firefox is using 465Mb. I have 17 tabs open in Firefox. Prior to this I NEVER have Firefox running overnight.

    This making sense to anyone here?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Low Memory Warning 1 Firefox.jpg   Task Manager Low Memory Warning 2 Firefox.jpg  

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  2. #12


    Yes, it make sense with FF (probably all other browsers). FF uses as much ram as possible to keep open tabs open so it does not have to download same pages again when you switch focus on tabs. It also depends on size of page in the tabs, so it may take more or less memory for them. I have 5 tabs open right now and is using 71 MB of RAM. Have a program called MemInfo MemInfo - Carthago Software which sits in the taskbar and can tell me how much RAM is used by all the running programs, percentage etc. It also has memory defragmenter which when run cleans up a lot. As I run it right now it lowered FF RAM usage to 179 MB.
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  3. #13


    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts : 69
    7 Pro & 8.1 Pro & 8.1 Pro


    Thanks for your response

    Just to add further to the confusion. I went out again for 2 and a half hours (about).

    ONLY uTorrent running (NO Firefox nothing else)

    Got the warning AGAIN

    Could I have dud memory? The box says CORSAIR VENGEANCE PRO SERIES DDR3 2X8GB 2400MHZ but the UEFI BIOS says it is 1333MHZ memory?
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails 4 Task Manager Low Memory Warning.jpg   3 Low Memory Warning.jpg  
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  4. #14


    Probably nothing wrong with memory but BIOS is not set right for it. 1333 MHz memory is default value with most of them. If it does not have or it wrongly red XMP Profile you will have to do it manually together with changing memory voltage that is usually higher than minimum required for it's operation. One example, Kingston HyperX 1600 MHz needs 1.6v for 1600 but defaults to 1333MHz if 1.5v. You'll have to check manuals for MB and RAM to set everything right.
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  5. #15


    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts : 69
    7 Pro & 8.1 Pro & 8.1 Pro


    Wow! Brain overload....

    Didn't I tell you making changes etc to BIOS frightens the **** out of me

    I'm terrified I might do something wrong and blow the MB or something
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  6. #16


    Quote Originally Posted by louwin View Post
    Wow! Brain overload....

    Didn't I tell you making changes etc to BIOS frightens the **** out of me

    I'm terrified I might do something wrong and blow the MB or something
    Manual in hand and slowly proceed, can't really blow anything up, first it will not let you and second there's always a way to go back to factory settings.
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  7. #17


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    What is your disc cache setting in uTorrent?
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  8. #18


    Perth, Western Australia
    Posts : 69
    7 Pro & 8.1 Pro & 8.1 Pro


    Just quickly to attach uTorrent Disk Cache asked for

    At a quick look it is exactly like yours?
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  9. #19


    Trnava
    Posts : 683
    Win 8.1.1 Pro x64


    Well I am lost, try to use CleanMem Free, if nothing else, you will be able to eliminate memory leak problem.
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