I'm not sure if this will solve your problem but you can make sure that your
temporary files folder isn't too full. There are some weird memory problems
that occur when this folder is full, even if you have ample memory and disk
You can download CCleaner from www.ccleaner.com
to clean up all of those
temporary files that get left behind.
It may also a case that one of your applications has a memory leak, or you
have a large amount of crapware loading.
What you can do is when it gives you a low memory warning you can open the
Windows Task Manager, look under the Process tab and see exactly what is
using up your memory. you can also look under the Performance tab to see how
much physical memory is actually being used. as a reference, on my 2GB
system, I am running 7 applications (total 53 processes) for a total of
about 900MB of physical memory.
You can also use Sysinternals Process Explorer (www.sysinternals.com
works in the same manner as Windows Task Manager, but the information is a
bit better laid out.
As a side note, I know someone who runs both the BBC iPlayer and messenger
all the time on their Vista Home Premium machine with 1GB of RAM (amongst
other things) at the same time ant they have never had that problem, so my
non-professional suspicion is that it may be the iTunes, Norton Internet
Security, or maybe some other auto-loading program.
"Rob" <Rob@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I am using an Acer Aspire 5290G laptop running Windows Vista Home Premium.
> The laptop has 2GB RAM but I have been getting Low Memory warnings after
> which I have had to reload Windows. At the time the only not automatic
> applications running are Norton Internet Security, Messenger, iTunes and
> iPlayer from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).
> I've tried increasing the virtual memory size to min 4096Mb, max 6144Mb so
> I'm hoping the problem will go away but it would be useful to know whether
> this is some kind of known fault or if it is just that Vista is so
> I had been running a similar or greater load quite happily under XP Pro on
> another laptop with only 512Mb RAM. The only intentional difference is
> this laptop is running Norton Internet Security whereas the old one was
> running F-Secure.
> If the problem persists, is it worth me adding more physical RAM and/or
> trying a further increase in virtual memory?
> I'd be grateful for any advice - thanks.
> PS. Ive found somebody else with exactly the same problem discussed on
> forum http://forums.pcw.co.uk/thread.jspa?...27138&tstart=0 but they have
> yet reached a solution either.