If you are getting “your computer is low on memory” error, it indicates a specific process or processes are using more memory than the computer can provide.
You might get this error while playing games or running a certain application. Sometimes you might even get this error when you are using not using any heavy applications.
If you click OK as recommended to clear the error pop-up, you might see error popping up on the screen frequently, which can be quite annoying.
Thankfully, this is one issue that you can easily resolve — and we’ll show you how.
Here are two easy-to-follow solutions that resolve the low memory issue in Windows 10.
Solution One – Check RAM usage
You don’t have to guess which applications or processes are using more RAM. Windows offers an application called Task Manager that allows you to view RAM usage of every application and process running on your system.
- Press Shift and Ctrl keys simultaneously on the keyboard to invoke Task Manager
- The application that appears at the top of the list is using more memory. Check the image below for reference.
- Right-click on the application process and click End task
- Now wait for some time and see if the “your computer is low on memory” error pops up
If the error is not resolved, you can uninstall the application and install a lighter alternative (a program which uses fewer resources).
Another option is moving to the next solution in the list.
Solution Two- Increase Virtual memory
Virtual memory is also known as the page file. By default, Windows manages the size of the page file. Its size is determined by the size of physical RAM installed in your system. Windows uses page file to extend RAM.
The operating system uses page files to store data when RAM is full. If you are getting “your computer is low on memory” error, it could mean the RAM and page file size is proving insufficient for the programs.
Increasing virtual memory can extend RAM further and resolve the issue.
Here are the steps to follow.
- Press Windows logo key and X simultaneously on the keyboard to bring up the Quick access menu
- Click System
- In the System window, click Advanced system settings
- In the System properties window, click Advanced tab
- In the Advanced tab, click Settings
- In the Performance Options window, click Advanced tab
- Under Virtual memory, click Change
- In the Virtual memory window, uncheck the option- Uncheck Automatically manage paging file size for all drives.
- Click Custom size
- You can set the Initial size to 1.5 times your system’s total memory
- You can set the Maximum size to 2 times your system’s total memory
- Enter the right values in Initial Size and Maximum size
- Click Set
- Click OK
- Close all windows
Now check whether you are still getting “your computer is low on memory” error. In most cases, the low memory error in Windows 10 will vanish after following troubleshooting steps given above.