How to Fix Unnecessary Low Memory Errors in Windows 8.1

While “low memory error” messages seem correct and appropriate when encountered on a smaller-sized RAM, it gets extremely annoying when such errors start appearing on the higher spaced, higher priced RAM(s) for no apparent reason. The error further tests the users’ nerves if it becomes common in the most recent versions of Windows, Windows 8.1. If you are among the many frustrated victims of low memory errors and cannot seem to diagnose the issue, read this article, and familiarize yourself with some simple steps on how to resolve this common problem.

Prior to proceeding this piece for the solution, let be advised to first Scan and Fix your system’s concealed disorders which most probably is eliciting the inconsistencies:

Methods to Resolve Low Memory Errors

While one of the most apparent reasons for low memory errors is actually owning a smaller-sized RAM, it is quite often found that such errors result from some incorrect settings. Sometimes, a program might be suffering from a memory leak, in which case the program has to be identified and cured appropriately. It is therefore strongly suggested you try the methods below, and stop your system from experiencing unnecessary memory problems.

Method 1: Run System Maintenance Troubleshooter

System Maintenance troubleshooter can perform a full system scan and automatically perform the necessary maintenance tasks. Follow the steps below to run this troubleshooter successfully:

  1. Open the Search charms bar by pressing the Windows + F key and then type “Troubleshooting”.
  2. In the Settings category, locate and click on “Troubleshooting”.
  3. In the Troubleshooting console that opens, click on the view all option from the left pane and click on “System maintenance”.
  4. Click “Next” and let tool find the issues. This will run and automatically fix issues, including memory leak issues in your system.

Method 2: Manually Increase Virtual Memory of Your system

When the system runs low on RAM in order to complete specific tasks, it starts using the paging file of the hard disk, known as the virtual memory. Running low on virtual memory is another common reason of memory errors and should therefore be fixed in order to get rid the PC off memory errors.

In order to increase the virtual memory, follow the steps below:

  1. Enter the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R key
  2. Type “Control Panel” and press Enter to open the Control Panel console
  3. Click System and Security and then on System
  4. Locate and click Advanced system settings from the options listed in the left pane
  5. Next, click on the “Advanced” and then on “Settings…” of the Performance category
  6. Enter the Advanced tab and finally click on “Change…” to change the virtual memory.

Perform the solution methods described in this article and fix you low-memory errors easily.

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2 Thoughts on “How to Fix Unnecessary Low Memory Errors in Windows 8.1

  1. Melissa P on February 5, 2018 at 6:49 pm said:

    Method 1-Troubleshooting failed with a system error “an unexpected error occurred. The troubleshooting wizard can’t continue.”
    Method 2: I got to Virtual Memory, but not sure what to do to actually change it and what it should be changed to.

    • Uncheck “Automatically manage paging file size for all drives”.
      Provide Custom size, which should be greater than your Currently allocated size

      Suppose your current allocation is around 2048 MB
      You can set Initial size to 512 MB and Maximum size to 3072 MB or more
      Try increasing Maximum size in case the problem persists.

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