1.    05 Mar 2017 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2017
    Posts : 4
    windows 10

    Incorrect Low memory error occurring when computer is idle


    Hi guys,
    my pc is HP8300 with 8 GB of ram, and I am constantly getting "Your system is low on memory" message (see for precise error in event viewer) and it asks to close some apps. This happens only during the night when the PC was idle for couple hours - at night time. During this time it usually has opened IE 11, with one tab for a local network camera stream and Chrome with couple tabs - nothing particular. I also use the PC to stream video to my TV without transcoding, so I doubt this has anything to do.

    Some notes:
    - Regular RAM usage as of the writing of this message is 4.4 GB according to task manager. - Stand by is turned off. - Reinstall Windows did not help.- Memtest did not show any ram issues. See ram model- Virtual memory is set to automatic and shows over 14GB. (see here)

    Initially the PC was with this RAM configuration but due to speculations that it could be that the RAM pieces is not talking well to each other I got a new 8 GB piece. Tried all possible combinations between the old and the new and as it did not work, I left just the 8gb alone, and I am still having these issues, so this rules our the hardware issue possibility and makes me think it is some issue in the OS.

    Here are some logs from Event Viewer: Application popup: Windows - Out of Virtual Memory: Your system is low on virtual memory. To ensure that Windows runs properly, increase the size of your virtual memory paging file. For more information, see Help. Windows successfully diagnosed a low virtual memory condition. The following programs consumed the most virtual memory: chrome.exe (8580) consumed 185692160 bytes, explorer.exe (4144) consumed 173645824 bytes, and chrome.exe (1172) consumed 162152448 bytes.The Software Protection service failed to start due to the following error: The paging file is too small for this operation to complete.

    Here is also an event log: events.evtx - Google Drive
    And new log: https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4z...ew?usp=sharing
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    06 Mar 2017 #2
    Join Date : May 2014
    Cross Plains, WI
    Posts : 315
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    If you check the RAM usage at the time you get this error message, what does it say? Does the Task Manager say you still have plenty of RAM left, or does it show high usage? My guess would be that one of the programs you have open is leaking memory and chewing it all up.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    06 Mar 2017 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2017
    Posts : 4
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by ArazelEternal View Post
    If you check the RAM usage at the time you get this error message, what does it say? Does the Task Manager say you still have plenty of RAM left, or does it show high usage? My guess would be that one of the programs you have open is leaking memory and chewing it all up.
    This happens in the middle of the night, when the PC is idle, as I explained above, so I can't check the ram usage at the time it happens.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    06 Mar 2017 #4
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 369
    Windows 10 Pro

    The error you are getting has no connection to RAM or RAM usage of any kind. There's no such concept as "low RAM usage" or "high RAM usage" in virtual memory OSes.

    The problem is virtual memory usage, which is unusually high. It forces Windows to automatically expand your swap file and issue these warning messages. It might be a memory leak in some third-party software (Chrome plugin? And a service?), but it is hard to say without knowing more details.
    Last edited by AndreyT; 08 Mar 2017 at 22:49.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    06 Mar 2017 #5
    Join Date : Mar 2017
    Posts : 4
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    What details can I provide to investigate the case? I am getting this all the time and it is very frustrating.

    As to a leak the only thing that comes to my mind is this streaming service that I use (serviio) to watch videos on the TV and once the TV shuts down from its sleep timer in the middle of the night, it could be leaking. How can I check this, any advice?

    I have started performance monitor as described here hoping to get some information. Will post it here once I have a log.

    Let me know if I can provide anything else.
    Last edited by checho; 06 Mar 2017 at 12:40.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    08 Mar 2017 #6
    Join Date : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 5,340
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.19

    Does it still happen if you don't use serviio? (don't stream)? Should be easy enough to test for a night or two.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  7.    09 Mar 2017 #7
    Join Date : Mar 2017
    Posts : 4
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Interestingly enough I updated Serviio and added a schedule to start the performance monitor at 11pm and for 2 days I haven't been getting this error. Will continue to track for couple more days.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
BSOD occurring every time my computer idles
Hello, While searching online for a solution to my BSODs, I came across Windows 10 Forums and thought I'd ask you guys! I recently built my first computer to use for when I work remotely. Everything was great to start, but after a short time (a...
BSOD Crashes and Debugging
incorrect memory shown
I have an 8 gigabyte ram in my pc, but i often experience slow/lag when i use the computer. When this happens, i open up my task manager and check my ram. Here's a screenshot https://snag.gy/vFPA1n.jpg https://snag.gy/0VyMRt.jpg As you can see,...
Performance & Maintenance
Solved Windows 10 memory usage for idle too high
Hi guys! Just to fill you all in, i had some issues with my pc so i eventually formatted it completely, using a disc to freshly install the OS. Now after many days of messing around trying to figure out what is going on I see that with steam...
Performance & Maintenance
Computer Hard Freezes Randomly - No Error logs or Memory dumps
I posted on Sevenforums a few days ago regarding this issue: I was suggested to check for temps (all were normal) and perform a clean install of Windows 10 (I had upgraded from Windows 7). I had another hard freeze today similar to the ones I...
BSOD Crashes and Debugging
BSOD error when computer sits idle for 10min+
Im running windows 10 and I've been getting these blue screen errors .. It usually happens when my computer is left idle for over 10-20 mins.. It displays a blue screen and then restarts. At first i had no clue . Later i checked the minidump folder...
BSOD Crashes and Debugging
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:01.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums