How do I solve this:

I have started to get a msg stating " your computer is low on memory" and if I'm on chrome or mozilla at the time it crashes.Sometimes while Im browsing on chrome it crashes more often. Ive deleted all unnecesary programmes to create space but this browser crashes continues.
Opera seems to be ok. Nil crashes while doing same thing. I'v transferred all unimportant docs / files to external drives like music and pictures etc

How do I remedy this LOW memory problem.
my desktop is an HP Pavillion a6040a which I bought in 2007 with windows vista loaded.

geek_isiqualo, Mar 9, 4:36 pm

This from Google
your computer is low on memory virus
About 1,640,000 results (0.33 seconds)

geek_asmawa1, Mar 9, 4:42 pm

How much physical memory do you have in the system?

geek_vtecintegra, Mar 9, 4:46 pm

on my C drive it says: total 291.8GB
used: 101.0GB
free: 190.8GB

geek_isiqualo, Mar 9, 4:52 pm

geek_king1, Mar 9, 4:54 pm

ok.I understand what you mean now: I clicked on your link:
states RAM= 3070mb ( is that 3GB) ?
my CPU usage meter shows :
total= 3GB
used= 1906mb
free = 1161 or thereabouts. its changing as I type but % used indicates 62%.

geek_isiqualo, Mar 9, 5:02 pm

whats the key combo to empty cache again

how many tabs do you have open at one time while on firefow or chrome?
1900 seems quite a load

geek_skin1235, Mar 9, 5:07 pm

I had 4 tabs open from the same site I was working on but accessing / referring to different pages

geek_isiqualo, Mar 9, 5:11 pm

Check the size of your page file:
- Right Click Computer
- Choose advanced system settings
- Choose Settings under Performance
- Advanced tab
- Click the 'Change' button
- Make sure 'Automatically manage. ' is ticked

geek_vtecintegra, Mar 9, 5:16 pm

Ive downloaded the windows malicious software removal tool and let it run. we'll see what it coughs up.

geek_isiqualo, Mar 9, 5:19 pm

Have you got windows update set to auto. Windows malicious software removal tool is run every month if set to auto, if not you may need update other updates to bring it up to date which may help performance.

geek_wayne416, Mar 9, 5:48 pm

Try also this in advanced mode, may take a while but will deep clean and help with problems.

geek_wayne416, Mar 9, 5:52 pm

Hell 4 tabs, I generally run with over 400 or so, Firefox chews up over 2 GB.

geek_spyware, Mar 9, 6:50 pm

'Automatically manage. ' is ticked

geek_isiqualo, Mar 9, 9:05 pm

busy cleaning now.

geek_isiqualo, Mar 9, 9:15 pm

thanks for this. I ran the program and it improved my memory and running of the pc after 4.5 hrs of letting it do its thing.
Before running:
on my C drive it says: total 291.8GB
used: 101.0GB
free: 190.8GB

After running programme:
on my C drive it says: total 291.8 GB
used: 55.52 GB
free: 236.3 GB

thanks very much. Huge improvement indeed

geek_isiqualo, Mar 10, 9:22 am

My D: recovery drive is total = 6.281GB
with only 611.0mb free.

Should I be concerned about this little 611mb free space left on my recovery drive.? Its been like that for years now ,your thoughts?

geek_isiqualo, Mar 10, 9:25 am

at 6gb the D drive will be a partition, it is a recovery partition though and you would not be saving anything in there, the 611mb would be the same as it was on day one when the recovery part was created

geek_skin1235, Mar 10, 9:40 am

thanks for that informed explanation. makes sense. I'll leave it alone then .

geek_isiqualo, Jun 1, 3:13 am

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