Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1 users may sometimes face Your Computer Is Low On Memory warning. If you are one of them, then this articles is for you. Here is the solution/fix to this issue. Firstly, you should note that receiving this message doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to increase your physical memory (RAM).
Let’s go through its causes/reason behind Your Computer Is Low On Memory error, then we will solve the problem with all methods listed below. This warning message of low memory means that your computer is low on virtual memory and some process is using more memory than available.
Your Computer Is Low On Memory
There may be a memory leak or some software is causing this message to occur. It may also ask you to close certain application / game blaming it for the excessive memory usage. And if you don’t close it, you may face a system crash. Before going to increase RAM on your computer, try the following solutions step by step.
How To Fix Your Computer Is Low On Memory Error In Windows 10 & 8: Solutions
Close Programs That Are Using Too Much Memory
You might be running a lot of programs which may be using a lot of available RAM memory. So, here is a solution. Open the Task Manager on your PC. You can do so by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc keys at the same time. Or you can right click on the task bar and select the option ‘Start Task Manager’.
Then, click on the Processes tab and click on Memory. It will sort the running processes in terms of Memory usage from highest to lowest. From that list, remove or end or disable the processes taking too much memory. It would solve the problem.
Make sure to remove only the programs that are not important to you as it may damage the Windows 10 OS.
Related: Error Code 0x80072EFD.
Manually Increase Virtual Memory
You can fix the computer low on memory issue by increasing the virtual memory of the system. And you need to do it manually as there is no shortcut of apps available for this operation. Follow the steps to do in a correct way.
- Go to Desktop and press Windows+X to open a menu. Select System from it.
- Click on Advanced System Settings, select the Advanced tab, then click on Settings under the Performance panel.
- Look for Virtual Memory panel, and click on Change.
- Then, ‘Automatically Manage Paging File Size For All Drives’ option will get cleared automatically.
- Click on Drive (Volume Lable) and choose Custom Size.
- Enter a new size in megabytes in between the initial size (MB) and Maximum size (MB) box and click on Set.
Your Computer May Be Infected
If some malicious files have entered in your system, then they will display Your Computer Is Low On Memory alerts. You should get a full scan of your Windows PC. After the scan finishes, some programs may ask you to download dedicated software to fix the low memory error.
But, you don’t need to download or even click on those links. Those are just scams. So, beware of them. In such a case, you need to install a strong antivirus program and an antimalware tool. Again, perform a full scan with them to remove the virus or malware or the malicious file(s). The security tool will fix the Windows Low Memory issues on Windows 10 or Windows 8.
Utilize Windows Troubleshooter
In some case of force closing program(s) or if something isn’t working properly on Windows 8 or 10, then Your Computer Is Low On Memory pop-up may appear on the screen. It happens because Windows is trying to allocate too much virtual memory to the said process.
And at the same time, Windows is trying to fix all the problems. In layman terms, we can say that computer may be thinking a little too much. You don’t need to worry as the system has itself got a maintenance Troubleshooter. Follow the below steps to fix it.
- Press Windows+F keys
- Type in Troubleshooting
- Select View All. It will be present on the left panel.
- Click on System Maintenance.
- Press Next and wait until Windows finishes its troubleshooting process.
The above-listed methods are the best ones to solve Your Computer is low on memory Windows 10 error. If these fixes don’t work, let’s know in comments and also try to increase RAM memory physically.