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So, now I'm getting this error and it caused my Starcraft2 to shutdown. Saying I have low memory? Whats wrong?

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RAM? Something seems to be taking up too much. I know if I'm running SC2 with browser, media player of some sort, and IM, I'll creep up to 55% usage with 8GB. If I have more going, it'll go higher and higher. With those side widget things I can go up to 65%, though I haven't used that many. My friend with 4GB goes up to 85% usage just playing certain custom maps in SC2 and nothing else open.
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RAM? Something seems to be taking up too much. I know if I'm running SC2 with browser, media player of some sort, and IM, I'll creep up to 55% usage with 8GB. If I have more going, it'll go higher and higher. With those side widget things I can go up to 65%, though I haven't used that many. My friend with 4GB goes up to 85% usage just playing certain custom maps in SC2 and nothing else open.
is this seriously a RAM issue? I thought 4GB was enough! I clicked on 'how to fix' in windows and it said something about indexing.

Could it be that I turned indexing off, thats why the warnings?
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I don't think it's indexing... someone more experienced would know better. When you're gaming, try to keep the performance monitor in Windows open so you can monitor RAM usage. If it's going over 90%, that could be your issue. It shows a simple graph, too, so you can check out how usage changes as you game.
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I get this too when my RAM usage creeps up to around 75% to 85%. That message is pretty annoying.. 75% - 85% RAM usage isn't even that big of a deal.

There really isn't an issue unless you're constantly using up 95% or more RAM then maybe it's time for a RAM upgrade. I'm currently on 6GB and this message that keeps popping up is just irritating. I guess it's just Windows' way of telling you that you *might* need a RAM upgrade.

Anyway, there is a solution to disable it. You just need to make some modifications to your registry.

http://windows7themes.net/registry-t...tion-loss.html
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Yeah, thinking it's just time for more RAM. Got 4GB now and it's just not cutting it. More cowbell. 8GB DDR3 by Gskill or Crucial sounds good.
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Yeah 4GB might be a big less for Win7. I easily use 4-5GB at least by running MSN, Skype, 2 browsers (FF and Chrome) media player + a game (SC2, HoN, etc.)
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