There's no such thing as a stupid question, but they're the easiest to answer.


Multimedia Multimedia
Search Search
Search for:
Tech Support Guy > > >

Itunes eats up PC's virtual memory


sazais's Avatar
sazais sazais is offline
Junior Member with 2 posts.
Join Date: Aug 2008
09-Aug-2008, 06:30 PM #1
Itunes eats up PC's virtual memory
I don't understand why i keep on hitting 'low memory' when I convert my itunes videos to ipod. I've tried to keep everything to the minimum, removed and reinstalled itunes, removed itunes folders as suggested by others a couple of times but it keeps on coming back. I've print screen my pc's data and attached it here. I've googled quite a bit but still can't figure out what to do with this problem. Am thinking to increase my pc's RAM from 512K to 2G but I don't understand why initially, when I first downloaded itunes, I've managed to convert quite a number of videos using the same pc and RAM but now I can't even convert 2 videos without that 'low memory' message and based on my pc's virtual memory screen, Itunes eats up quite a large virtual memory when i only have 2 files in it. Appreciate your help soonest. thanks
parasolution's Avatar
parasolution parasolution is offline
Computer Specs
Senior Member with 427 posts.
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: California
Experience: Intermediate
09-Aug-2008, 07:41 PM #2
If you're using any of the newer versions of iTunes, they are memory hogs. Add the fact you are working with video, 512MB is not a lot. Best to upgrade your memory.
Couriant's Avatar
Couriant   (James) Couriant is offline Couriant is a Trusted Advisor with special permissions.
Trusted Advisor with 30,978 posts.
Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Chillin in AZ
09-Aug-2008, 09:23 PM #3
don't see your attachment, but can you clarify converting video> as in DVD to iPod, MPG to iPod, syncing video to iPod, etc.
sup2a's Avatar
Computer Specs
Senior Member with 1,351 posts.
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: A-town -- South Australia
Experience: Intermediate-Advanced
10-Aug-2008, 04:05 AM #4
Yea, with newer programs 512 is not much, I use 1gig on both of my low level desktops, I cant cope too much longer before i upgrade and get 2 gigs or a new computer
sazais's Avatar
sazais sazais is offline
Junior Member with 2 posts.
Join Date: Aug 2008
17-Aug-2008, 07:35 AM #5
Thanks for the replies. I'll upgrade my pc's memory to 2gig.
As Seen On

BBC, Reader's Digest, PC Magazine, Today Show, Money Magazine

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Are you having the same problem? We have volunteers ready to answer your question, but first you'll have to join for free. Need help getting started? Check out our Welcome Guide.

Search Tech Support Guy

Find the solution to your
computer problem!

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools

You Are Using: Server ID
Trusted Website Back to the Top ↑