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What's going on? Why am i getting out of memory, is this my ram? is it my graphic card?

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So far it's happened when i had a game open, ESPECIALLY WHEN i'm alt tabbed for about 20 minutes or sometimes longer that thing would pop up. While ti doesn't force shut or anything cause i can click cancel, it's very annoying and iw ant to understand what's going on here. Anyone? (image belw) thanks in advance

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What do you do with the game running in the background? If it's web browsing, which do you use? Do you keep a lot of programs running in the background?
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I don't know how i do it but i checked what's running and there's like 20~30 chrome tabs open. And uhhh, i'm not really sure what else. But sometimes i do have a few things running but i would guess that with 8gb ram this shouldn't be a problem?
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Chrome can suck up your memory. Check under the "processes" tab in task manager to see every background program, and look for chrome.exe while you're there. The fourth column should show you memory usage in kilobytes. Typically browsers, games, and media players (especially Adobe Flash) suck up the most RAM for normal users.
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Alright, so this can't be a hardware fault or anything? It's simply something sucking up too much memory? Thanks for the heads up!
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Can't be hardware fault, it's some program sucking up all your memory. Take a screen shot of your Processes tab and sort by memory if you can't figure it out.
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I had to help a friend out with some framerate issues in a game, and I opened up task manager because that's a good thing to do (turns out the model laptop he has is notorious for getting crap built up in the fan and overheats). I went over to the RAM graph and watched what happened when I closed a 120ish page .pdf and Chrome with ten or so tabs running, but nothing like Youtube that would be an obvious culprit. Dropped from a little over 5 GB used to around 2.5 GB. Chrome auto-updates by default, doesn't it? If so, then you should be using the same version if you didn't disable it. That leaves a few options: your RAM has disappeared thanks to voodoo magic, both of you have the same memory-killing glitch, you have a RAM disk you forgot about, you have a virus that is copying lots of junk to the RAM, or Chrome is just somewhat inefficient at conserving RAM. I personally use Firefox, and not even TvTropes can use all my RAM, so I can't tell you how much Chrome usually uses.

If you still get this issue, then you can make the swap file bigger. Go to: Control Panel -> System and Security -> System -> Advanced System Setting (in left side bar) -> Advanced (tab in pop-up) -> Performance settings -> Advanced (tab in second pop-up) -> change virtual memory -> set custom size. That acts as back-up RAM should you run out of the normal stuff in a file saved on your hard drive.
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post #8 of 9
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I've done what tyou guys have suggested, i've a lot less tabs on chrome (i dunno how they stack up, i don't use 90% of them but keep on creating new ones, bad habbit pretty much? But at least it doesn't hurt anybody - except for my out of memory bull****. So far i'm satisfied, thanks for the tip. How couldn't i have seen that myself? Haha! should anything change i'll report in +rep
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Okay, back with an update,what has this to mean?

I'm really confused, stupid BF3 crashes so often

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