Windows Memory

Why fix it when it’s not broken?

Windows has recently been complaining it is running out of memory and it wants to shut down applications. From googling, this appears to be when the threshold hits 75% of memory used (3Gb in my case, as I have 4Gb). I have been running for so long now without a page file and now suddenly I need one – which slows the computer down no end.

I have not yet found the answer I want (raising the threshold value), but will post it if I see it.

My guess is it came in “Update for Windows 7” (KB2616676 or KB2570791 or KB2607712), as I have not seen the error before then.