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out of memory line....

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ivorytusk01, Jan 15, 2011.

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  1. ivorytusk01

    ivorytusk01 Thread Starter

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    keep getting the box popping up on programs that I run all the time. I have rebooted, cleared disk space, defragged. out of memory line 408 (or other no's) still keep coming.

    Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.70GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9
    Processor Count: 1
    RAM: 247 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller, 64 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 33909 MB, Free - 14747 MB; D: Total - 4236 MB, Free - 630 MB;
    Motherboard: MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL CO., LTD, Gamila/Giovani/Neon series, 030, 4410596944
    Antivirus: None
     
  2. surferdude2

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    See if THIS applies.
     
  3. ivorytusk01

    ivorytusk01 Thread Starter

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    It is happening with only 1 program open. In your 1st e-mail to me you said that I needed more free space. What could be taking up space? Plus, I suppose I'm a computer illiterate because I don't even understand what the 4236mb total is. Sorry, but I need to know how to free up more space.
     
  4. Phantom010

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    With only 247 MB of RAM, you'll always be experiencing such issues. XP needs at least 512 MB and even 1 GB for proper operation. Your computer must be slow as a snail. You'll need to add more RAM.


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  5. ivorytusk01

    ivorytusk01 Thread Starter

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    Thank you but that doesn't explain why this is the 1st time I've had these problems. I'm talking about having only Comcast homepage up and not even being able to receive videos from there. Logically, it would seem more likely that one of my memory sticks has gone bad. no?
     
  6. Phantom010

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    HijackThis would certainly help us diagnose your problem.

    However, with 247 MB of RAM, no matter how many times you change your RAM stick, it's still a meagre 247 MB. Surely not enough for XP.
     
  7. itsjusme

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    The more programs/updates/devices you add , the more memory it takes to run them. It`s sorta like "The Straw that broke the camels back". With only 247mb , eventually you`ll get to a point where the memory load is too high for anything but small programs that use little memory to run.
    Press : CTRL>ALT>DEL to bring up task manager, select : PERFORMANCE, look at PHYSICAL MEMORY> TOTAL and AVAILABLE. What does it say?
     
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