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Comment by Adrian on [SOLVED] The Out of Memory Error (March 28, 2017 06:50 AM)
If you want to see a memory HOG, try iCloud Services ! I have found it using 1 or 2 Gb of RAM. Right now as I type it is using 487 Mb. I wish I wasn'...
Comment by Marge Teilhaber on [SOLVED] The Out of Memory Error (March 27, 2017 11:59 PM)
An easy way to get to the system page is windows key + pause break. My go-to computer guys are not as available as they once were. Does anyone kn...
Comment by Granville Alley on [SOLVED] The Out of Memory Error (March 27, 2017 10:23 PM)
@Terry & John, The same Web Site advertising that is using up your resources and memory also can cause your system to run hot. Although technically ...
Comment by Granville Alley on [SOLVED] The Out of Memory Error (March 27, 2017 09:35 PM)
Actually, web browsers or I should say abusive web sites empowered by web browsers that are designed not for efficiency but rather to facilitate web a...
Comment by John Stolte on [SOLVED] The Out of Memory Error (March 27, 2017 08:24 PM)
A computer infected with malware can often display out of memory errors. Cleaning it with a good tool like Malwarebytes can resolve those problems qui...
Comment by Terry Hollett on [SOLVED] The Out of Memory Error (March 27, 2017 07:12 PM)
I have had two Gateway laptops bought to me to fix giving memory errors. In both cases it turned out they where both overheating. Go figure....
Comment by MmeMoxie on [SOLVED] The Out of Memory Error (March 27, 2017 07:04 PM)
Awwww, the memory issue. Since a lot of us have upgraded to Window 10, I believe more RAM is needed than for the previous Windows. For those who have...
Comment by David Quinn on [SOLVED] The Out of Memory Error (March 27, 2017 06:39 PM)
Good artical. I am not suffering with this problem but have done in the past....
Comment by Steve on [SOLVED] The Out of Memory Error (March 27, 2017 06:27 PM)
There's a tool within IObit's Advanced System Care (I know that not everyone thinks favorably about IObit) that allows you to 'sweep' your RAM and fre...
Comment by Dwayne Hunt on [SOLVED] The Out of Memory Error (March 27, 2017 05:53 PM)
Any reason that you didn't mention using Ready Boost on a USB drive? I understand that it does work!...

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