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Ram Memory running on low frequency.Why?

Q: Ram Memory running on low frequency.Why?

Hello all, i made a little update for my computer changing the motherboard, ram and videocard. The motherboard is Asrock G41M-VS3 R2.0 and the RAM is this Corsair Memory.

It is a ddr3 1333mhz ram memory and my motherboard is supporting 1333mhz ddr3 memory, but when i go in BIOS i see the RAM is running only at 400mhz. WHY it is running on so low frequency? I want at least 1066mhz.

How can i increase the frequency? and sorry for my medium quality english.

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A: Ram Memory running on low frequency.Why?

You may have to manually adjust BIOS setting to the above specs. Does your CPU support DDR3 1333 MHz RAM?

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Hey All!,

I've always looked through overclockers.com but I've found TechSpot to be most resourceful for my needs. I love this place!

However, I've run into a basic newbie situation and it burns me I don't know the answer to this.

I have a Soyo P4-RC350 Motherboard. Which supports processors of 400/533/800 FSB Speeds.

I currently have a P4 2.25 GHz (533 FSB Speed).

The board supposedly allowed installation of PC2100, PC2700 and PC3200 NON-Dual (Single) Channel memory. However, per it's guide it states to use 266 or 333MHZ memory with my 533 FSB processor.

I wish to purchase 2 400MHz PC3200 DDR RAM chips. Although, I don't know if my board will allow that with my current processor.

I'd just go the PC2100 or PC2700 it states at 333MHz for this solution, but I've found the chip I wish to purchase (400MHz PC3200) to be cheaper.

Can I run the 400MHz PC3200 on my Soyo P4-RC350 Motherboard with the P4 2.25 GHz (533 FSB) Processor without worrying about anything getting messed up? Or do you all think it's a bad idea?

A:CPU FSB and Memory Frequency PLEASE HELP :)

You can run the 400mhz RAM at 333 with no problem. With the FSB at 533 the RAM should automatically run at 333 anyway. Ive found that there isnt any real performance difference between 400 and 333.

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Stupid question perhaps:

Just built my first custom PC a week ago, running great. But the memory I bought (512Mb Kingston DDR pc2700) says 333Mhz on the pkg, however the default setting or whatever is 266mhz. Is it perfectly safe for me to up the memory frequency to 333mhz in the BIOS or am I confusing that with something else?

A:Memory frequency....

Congrats on your first pc build. Glad to hear everything's running fine.

The memory frequency and cpu frequency are 2 different frequencies.
The PC2700 memory is rated to run up to 333mhz (166mhz x2)
but the default frequency in the bios is 266mhz (133 x2) since the default FSB is 133MHz and your cpu/memory ratio is 1:1.

You most certainly should be able to run your memory at 333mhz as long as your motherboard bios has that option.

There are 2 ways for you to overclock your memory through your bios. The first and most common way is for you to increase your FSB to 166mhz w/ a cpu/memory ratio of 1:1.

There also might be an option in your bios that gives you a cpu/memory ratio of 3:4 or 4:5.

Before you start overclocking your cpu and memory, you might want to check out www.overclockers.com and do some research or ask a few questions. We will be most willing to help you get started.

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i just changed the memory in my 845GV-MLV mobo from two DDR 256 to two
DDR 333 512 it works fine but when booting up the memory frequency still says 266 is there somthing i need to change, the BIOS is set to AUTO

A:memory frequency for 266 not 333 ?

Your mobo has a 533MHz FSB, so the correct speed is DDR266.

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I just have setup my new motherboard (ASUS A7N8X Deluxe) with Athelon XP 2100+. I set the external CPU frequency at 133Mhz with Multiplier 13X. Because I have 2x 256MB DDR400 (PC 3200) memory I set the memory frequency to 150%. But the output of the memory only shows 200Mhz. Did I setup anything wrong? Do I have to modify anything the maximize my use of DDR400 RAM? Also My memory test shows only 26000KB when I boot it up. Doesn't it have to show about 52000KB because I have two 256MB memory installed? Lost of questions, lots of answers please!!!

A:Memory Frequency

I am in the process of this to. I think it would be using a multiplier of times 2. I just set mine to 166 for 333ddr. gave me options of 133 for 266ddr and mine then 200 for 400ddr.

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First of all:

Intel Pentium 4 (Prescott 640) @ 3.2Ghz (775LGA) (HT)
Core Speed (3192.5Mhz)
Multiplier (16 x 200 Mhz)
Bus Speed (800Mhz)
Rated Bus Speed (799.1Mhz)
L1 (16KBytes-64byte line size) (8-way)
L2 (2048KBytes-64-bye line size) (8-way)

Intel i925X - 82801FB (ICH6)
Memory type (DDR2) (Installed in Dual Channel mode)
Dell Dimension 8400 - BIOS v. AO9

WinXP (SP2) - DirectX (9.0c)

Memory size (1024 MBytes) (x2 PC2-4300-533mhz-512 Mbytes)
Memory frequency running @ (266.0Mhz) (3:4)
CAS# Latency (4 clocks)
RAS to CAS (4 clocks)
RAS Precharge (4 clocks)
Cycle time (12 clocks)​
Ok, so basically im not looking for a specific answer. However im really confused.
Lets break it down:

My fsb is 800mhz (Divided by 4) ITS ACTUALLY 200mhz
My processor speed runs @ 3200mhz (16 is the multiplier) (Hence, 16x200 = 3200)
My memory (522mhz) runs @ 266Mhz (divided by 2) (555 / 2 = 266)


FSB = 200 MhzClick to expand...

Memory = 266 MhzClick to expand...

Hence = 4:5 RATIO Click to expand...

Now, i thought that the memory had to run AT or at LOWER speeds than the actual FSB which in my case is: memory= 266mhz and FSB= 200 mhz. I did some "research", and I read that this relationship of the memory being larger than the fsb was ok. It was called something like "unsynchronised".

So if I can run my memory at higher speeds (than the FSB) why cant i just buy an 800mhz memory and make it run at 400mhz? (I KNOW IT WOULDNT work, but why?) Is there like a... Read more

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what exactly does this mean, what can i do to solve it? i am going to buy parts and find out what the prob. is but what should i go for?

A:CPU running at low frequency.

Sorry need some more information. Where are you seeing this message, never saw it before.

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Two 512GB Sticks of DDR 333mhz on an ASUS A7n8x-E Deluxe With an AMD 3200+ 400 Mhz FSB

No matter what I have tried in the bios I cannot get it to come up correct on boot I see that it says memory is at 166 Mhz, Dual Channel enabled.

When I try to change multipliers and things in the bios the closest I can get the frequency is 334 Mhz Which I would gladly take but the system becomes unstable and just restarts itself when ever it feels like it then.

ASUS in there infinite wisdom told me to turn the CMOS battery around for 30 seconds and then gave me settings to use. Well I did that and ended up with exactly the same number 166.

If anyone can figure this out please let me know.

Thank you in advance

A:Incorrect Memory Frequency

Forgive me if I am stating the obvious, but the MB is correct when it reports the FSB @ 166mhz. Dual channel means it is effectively doubled giving you 333FSB. The MB can only run its FSB at the speed of the slowest component - being the memory in your case. So it is correctly setting your FSB to 166.

If you got DDR3200 RAM (400mhz) your MB would set itself to 200mhz FSB. Dual channel making it 400mhz.

Make sense?


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Hey Guys ,

I got a new 1gb DDR 400 Ram for my PC, I already have a 1gb DDR400 ram

so now i have 2 X 1Gig of Ram

Now the problem is that My windows Doesnt load, it goes up till the welcome screen and then my system restarts on its own,
thinking that my new ram might be faulty i put the new ram alone and rebooted my PC, it works like a charm ..
so when i install both the RAm ,it doest boot.

then i changed Memory frequency on my BIOS setting, default was Auto, i changed it to DDR 333, it didnt work and then again i came down to DDR 266, now it works fine..

now i m a little confused, my RAM is DDR 400 , am i running my PC at a lower Speed.. ??

or is it something to do with the dual channel thingy?

INtel 865 GV chipset
Win XPsp3
P4 2.66
Geforce 6200
2 X 1gb ram DDR400

thank u all for ur replies..

A:Memory Frequency DDR266/333/400?

What mobo? What specific makes and codes of ram?

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What is the CPU/Memory Frequency Ratio?

when i overclock my CPU to 2.0 Ghz (stock was 1.8Ghz......i can only go to 2.0Ghz because I have a Willamette Pentium 4...they are crappy for O/Cing the CPU)

but when i overclock it...it sets my frequency from PC133 to PC148 automatically.

if i set the CPU/Mem ratio to Auto...i get stock (PC148 when the CPU is overclocked)

but if i set it to 1:1, i get less RAM Mhz (133 and under)

and if i set it to 3:4 i get MORE RAM Mhz (160+)

what is this?

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i wanted to add memory to my pc but i cant determine whether it is pc800 pc 533 or so on...

can anyone help me on how to detect this?

thanks in advance

A:Solved: Memory Frequency

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First I would like to say Hi to everyone.
OK heres the problem when I go to my bios and highlight CPU I get this message on the right hand side of the screen in red
Caution: According to CPU external frequency setting, System memory can only operate at frequency higher than or equal to 333MHz,
Please make sure the Dram Maximum frequency is not less that 333MHz. OK it's not it is set at 333MHz
Then when I highlight the Memory frequency I get this message in red
Caution: Only support 1 Certified DDR 400 module on this product.
I'm not sure what the problem is but I'm using a 512MB stick of Corsair PC2700 333 memory.
I know it's not DDR 400.
I just want to know that my FSB is running at 333 MHz.
Also when I go to probe under memory speed it says unknown.
Is there any way to correct this problem?

btw here are my stats:
AMD Athlon XP 2600+333MHz
512MB Corsair PC2700 333Mhz
ASUS A7V8X-X Mobo ver 1006.001
Win XP home SP1a

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I have had a small performance issue with my computer for awhile and thought I would ask around to see if anybody knew of a true fix for it. Occasionally, my computer will run much slower than usual--dropping from about 30 fps to 10-15 fps in a game I play. When I check the Resource Monitor, I can see that the processor is only running at 50% maximum frequency.

The first thing I did was check my power options. On high performance, my computer is set to have a minimum frequency of 100%, so I can't figure out why this would happen. It seems the only way to get the frequency to jump back to 100% is to change the power options to balanced/power saver, then unplug the machine, then plug it back in and change the power options back to high performance. Once I do this, I have no further problems for the next 2-3 weeks.

While I've grown accustomed to the process, it gets tedious and doesn't always work the first time. Has anybody heard of this happening before? Am I doing something wrong? Is the hardware screwing up? Is the operating system not working right? Are there better forums to post this question in?

Attached is my DxDiag information, if that is any help. Please let me know if there is any other information you need.

A:CPU only running at 50% maximum frequency

Go to search and type
event viewer

Then check for errors that happen at the time of the problem.

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Hey all

I have my A7N8x mobo for a year now and i have trouble with my memory

My cpu is a 3000+ barton 333fsb ive set the bois (R1007) to 166cpu external frequency and multiplier to 9.0x-13.0x. wich give me 2178Mhz wich is normal
but my memory is kingston 1024(2x512) PC3200 DDR 400Mhz and i cant get it to work faster than 166mhz wich is very slow !! if i go to user define in bios and set it higher and restart i just get a constant beep and need to tur off my pc then boot.

Can anybody help

Tanks Neojt

A:A7N8X memory frequency problem

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

The fsb of your cpu is 166mhz(333mhz effective) this means that your ram should also be set to 166mhz(333mhz effective).

Because you have pc3200 ram which can run at 200mhz(400mhz effective) it can only run at 166mhz(333mhz effective) due to the speed of your cpu.

Set your bios to optimal default settings.

Regards Howard :wave: :wave:

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I thought I bought the same DDR3 1333 memory, but it turns out that CPU-Z tells me differently. I've been getting some BSODs but they don't seem to point to memory problems. Should I be worried?

A:Just found out I bought memory with different frequency

No. It is DDR ram (double data rate); 2 x 667 is 1333; as it should be.

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I just downloaded the program, CPU-Z, and it shows that I have a memory frequency of 141.6MHz and FSBDR ratio of 3:4. I was wondering if this is good or bad? I know the memory frequency may be high because I have overclocked the FSB in the BIOS.

CAS# Latency is 2.5 Clocks. RAS# to CAS# Delay is 3 Clocks. RAS# Precharge is 3 Clocks & Cycle Time (Tras) is 6 Clocks. Everything look good?

Btw, I have two sticks of Mushkin 512 PC2100 DDR.
I think its best to match the FSB and memory, so the ratio is same and is it the lower the better on all clocks? How do I change it? I believe that when I overclocked in the BIOS, there was an option that changed my overall multiplier (P4 = o/c to 2.12ghz = 100x20, mine is now 106x20) which I think changes the MEMORY and CPU Mhz...how do I make the ratios same?

A:What is the difference between memory frequency ratios?

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(corrected my title from 400 to 200Mhz.)

is this normal? my two memory = 400mhz but
it only show 163MHZ in cpu-z?

i set my dram speed in bios to 200 mhz from auto,
command rate timing 2t from auto

any suggestions?

winxp pro new clean reinstall
ecs k8t800 a board
2 x 512 kingston memory
250gig sata seagate
dvdrw liteon

A:memory 400MHZ but frequency = 163MHZ

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I have an E6300 and 2GB of OCZ PC-6400 800MHz memory.

CPU-Z tells me the memory is running at 400.0Mhz and 5 CL

FSB is at 266.7 and DRAM at 400

Are these set to what they should be? If not what should they be set to for maximum performance and how?

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Hi first time here, I have a question that is not satisfied with the internet and this support forum had some comments but not relevant to what I'm asking very specificially: For example take an ivy bridge Xeon socket 2011 E5-1620 v2 which is rated DDR3-1866 ECC but the overview says DDR3-1600 for HP Z420 regardless but I knew white paper is not written in stone. Has anyone have used DDR3-1866 (PC3-14900) with no problem in said workstation model and this processor?  Keep in mind these processors has direct connection with memory slots. I have also Z220 workstation with great satisfaction due to plenty of drive bays, 7 expansion cards slots vs my old Dell 780 with paltry HD bays and expansion slots.  Even considered Dell T3510 but also has severe few drive bays only 2x 3.5" and 1x 5.25" bays vs Z420's.  Hence this reason for question on Z420's PC3-14900 speed memory support.  T3510 does but I'm not interested in Dell. Cheers, 512kwizard

A:Memory frequency on HP Z420 workstation other than PC3-12800...

Hi, From the following link, it supports ECC unbuffered DDR3 1600 MHz RAM     http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/pscmisc/vac/us/product_pdfs/Z420_datasheet-highres.pdf  it MAY support higher clock speed RAM BUT it will downgrade to 1600MHz no matter what. Regards.

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When I was using my HP ENVY x360 my fan start to used max speed it not the overheat. Couple days later my fan start to sometime slow down and/or go max speed. Also my pc start to lag because of the max frequency stayed at 15% (according to resource monitor) never change. I was trying to decrease my performance, but never change the max frequency. There's no virus when I used the Windows Defender. I don't know what to do next so if someone help that would be great, thank you.

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I have purchased a dell Inspiron gaming 15 7566 recently. The advertise showing the memory is supplied running at 2400 mhz. However, my machine can only run at 2133 MHz, even though the factory supplied a genuine 2400mhz memory. How can I make the memory run at the speed as advertised? 

A:Dell Inspiron Gaming 15 7566 memory frequency

I mean RAM frequency.

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My CPU was running hot so I removed my motherboard in order to remove and clean fan and heat sink. Put everything back together and when I start PC I get

please re-setting cpu or memory frequency in the cmos setup

Press F1 to continue, DEL to enter setup

Pressing F1 will work and take me to windows, but the program that monitors temps and fan speeds crashes (computer continues to work)

Pressing DEL only takes me to a blank screen with a blinking cursor in the top left hand corner.

I've been thinking about resetting the CMOS by removing the battery. But I'm concerned that if I can't get into my BIOS my computer will be completely unusable. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.

A:Error: please re-setting CPU or memory frequency in the CMOS setup

What is the make and model of your motherboard?
We may be able to find directions to reset your cmos to factory default.
(Or... you could google for a manual for your mb.)
On some mb's removing the battery is the best way.
On others, there are a couple of pins on which you can place a jumper.
Curious that you are able to boot to windows, but not get to Bios Setup.

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Hi. After upgrading BIOS to 2.12 the CPU frequency is locked to the lowest possible (disregarding BIOS settings). Plugging in the battery makes it work again.For the sake of prolonging my battery life I ususally run without it when safely docked at home.Anyone else experiencing this? I assume it's a bug?

A:Bios upgrade to 2.12 on T460p locks cpu frequency to lowest when running without battery

It sounds like a bug might have been fixed.  I would expect it to slow down if you had just a battery (no A/C) or just A/C (no battery).  The charhing circuity won't "cook" the battery.  It will stop charging when it is fully charged.

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I have a list of terms like:

Phrase Frequency
Hello Mother 5
Hello Brother 2
Hello Jackal 1

Is there a way I can get the cumulative frequency of each word in the list?

From the above example, the answer would be:
Hello 8
Mother 5
Brother 2
Jackal 1

Any help would be most appreciated.



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I was at Goodwill yesterday and I found an ECS K7SEM v1.0 motherboard for $6. Assuming that it works, I wouldn't mind getting an AMD cpu and some RAM to get this going as a multi-purpose additional computer for my apartment.

The original intent of this board was for AMD processor running at either 100Mhz or 133Mhz FSB. The manual for the motherboard says that the RAM speed cannot be less than the processor FSB. For example: according to the manual, if the CPU has a FSB of 133Mhz, then PC133 RAM must be used and PC100 RAM cannot be used. If a CPU has a FSB of 100Mhz, then either PC100 or PC133 RAM can be used, but not PC66.

This manual was printed in 2001. However, in 2002/2003, a new BIOS upgrade was created for this board to allow support for Athalon XP 2100 and 2200 processors.

I was looking at an AMD XP processor at newegg and realized that the FSB is 266Mhz, according to the specs. I always get confused about FSB ratings. Are you supposed to divide this number by 2 with AMD chips? Like if the FSB is 266Mhz, should I use PC133 RAM to be compliant with the statement in the manual about using RAM that matches or exceeds the CPU FSB?

Another question I had is related to the new BIOS update that supports the newer processors. Would I need to use an old processor in order to update the BIOS before I can use the XP processor? Or will I be able to update to the XP supporting BIOS with the XP processor already in the socket?

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A:CPU FSB frequency and RAM frequency agreement, and BIOS CPU support.

When an AthlonXP is advertised with a 266mhz FSB, it is actually running at 133mhz but its DDR nature makes it run as fast as a 266mhz FSB. Any 266mhz AthlonXP should work on that board provided it isn't above the 2200+ ( 1800mhz ).

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To start, I have Windows 7, on Sony Vaio laptop.

I have been working on the issues with the malware removal team, but now machine looks clean, I am still having issues.

When starting the computer and going to the task manager, I can watch explorer.exe start at about 18K memory usage and then grow constantly until it is running with almost all of the computer's physical memory after about seven min. I cannot get the context menu to show up after a few min by right clicking on anything.

I had been experiencing "freezing" while playing Eden Eternal (an online role playing game) before that, which made me consider malware and seek help here at BleepingComputer. The freezing has ended, last time I played on that machine at least, but now there seems to be some issue with the explorer.exe taking all of the memory. I haven't been using the machine since I don't trust that there's not something running in the background that shouldn't be.

In resource monitor there were "connections" that had "-" for both the name and the PID, but I don't know if that was the malware of if that's normal somehow?

Issue with explorer.exe seems to be limited to only one user account, and not the other one. That is to say that if I log on one of the other accounts explorer.exe behaves normally, as far as memory usage.

Previous topic linked here,

Topic before linked here as well,... Read more

A:Windows 7 explorer.exe running at total memory after a few min. "memory leak?"

Please download MiniToolBox , save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes: List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs List Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and paste the content into your next post.Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 .Louis

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I have a Toshiba Satellite  running windows 7. I got the computer from my father and had to remove a lot of malware and games. I wish i could do a factory reset but i do not have any of the factory disks. It seems like there are a lot of processes running and the physical memory is almost always at 100%. Any help would greatly be appreciated . Thanks in advance.

A:Toshiba laptop running super slow. physical memory running high

You can first try this:
Then you can try removing all the junk files on it using CCleaner or BleachBit or something similar. If that doesn't help, I would recommend dual booting this PC with Ubuntu 14.04. I actually published a tutorial on doing that here:
You could then use that as your primary OS.

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My computer is running slow and processes & memory are fluctuating like crazy. I downloaded hijack this but it gives me a message stating my host file is not allowing it to run. I tried to run it as an administrator on my windows vista but it is gray & won't let me select it! Please help me & tell me what I can do next.

A:CPU running slow and memory running crazy

Please let me know what is going on. Thanks
Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4
Scan saved at 11:02:02 PM, on 5/17/2011
Platform: Windows Vista SP2 (WinNT 6.00.1906)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v9.00 (9.00.8112.16421)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 5200 Series\lxbtmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Lexmark 5200 Series\ezprint.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\AOL\1221532123\ee\aolsoftware.exe
C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG9\avgtray.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\Program Files\Trend Micro\HiJackThis\HiJackThis.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Page = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=54896
R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.gateway.com/g/startpage.html?Ch=Retail&Br=EM&Loc=ENG_US&Sys=DTP&M=W5233
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Search_URL = http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=5... Read more

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First let me say, I rarely leave my 8.1 system running all night as I generally switch off before bed.

On the FEW occasions I leave the system running all night I always get the "Your computer is low on memory" warning.

For instance, yesterday my software RAID mirror was "Re-synchronizing" and I wanted it to complete syncing so I left it running. NOTHING was running except Disk Manager. I closed down everything else. No browser, no Skype, no directory utility, no paint, no uTorrent....

Sure enough when I woke up this morning there it was....

A few days ago I wanted a couple of torrents to keep downloading so I kept the desktop running. Again NOTHING else was running and in the morning there it was....

I have 16Gb of memory and my pagefile.sys is 42Gb. My OS disc is a 250Gb SSD. I have set my system to hibernate after 5 hours idle. I have set the screen/display to sleep after 30 minutes.

The system isn't asleep when I wake as moving the mouse immediately brings the display back on line. Checking Task Manager shows NO memory hogs.

What I suspect is (please feel free to confirm or deny this suspicion), after 5 hours the hibernation process denies access to memory requests or something?

The strange thing is millions of people on 8.1 must leave their systems running all night but I have seen no mention of this behaviour.

Comments anyone?

A:Running out of memory when running overnight.

Check the task manager next time it happens and see if anything obvious is hogging RAM.

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My Windows XP suddenly announces I am running out of memory and it is making some adjustments to give me extra Memory. My question. How can I delete documents, mail, music, etc. to increase my Memory?

A:Running out of Memory

Using a program like CCleaner (http://www.ccleaner.com/) will get rid of a lot of extra files that you don't need.

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I think that my computer is having memory problems, because I've gotten two alerts lately about....my computer is increasing the page indexing or something like that. I have absolutely no idea, and I don't even know what information anyone will need to help me figure this out.

I use XP, and I know that when I first ordered my computer from Dell, I had them add extra memory (RAM?), but.....I really have no idea what that means.

I do know that I have ALOT of big image files on my computer and that I use Photoshop Elements almost daily, but I don't do any gaming and I don't think that I've ever downloaded a song.

I have noticed that my computer has been getting progressively slower over the past few months though, and even though I've done the whole malware check and the whole defrag thing....it's still oddly slowish (like it takes forever for my browser to open....it lags and sits there and lags some more, but it thankfully will eventually open). Do I need to buy more memory, and if so....how does a person do that?

I'm really quite lost with this entire subject, so any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you in advance.

A:Running Out Of Memory?

Please post back with this information.Click ..Start > Right click My computerSelect (left click) Properties from the listThe System Properties window will pop upSelect the General tab (if it isn't already)You'll see System: registered to and ComputerAt Computer it will say the amount of RAM (eg 1.00 GB of RAM)Post that number in your reply NEXT:Click .. Start > Left click My ComputerHold your mouse over Local Disk (C:)You'll see Free Space and Total Sizeeg Free Space 405 GB ... Total Size 465 GBPost those numbers in your reply

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I need help on how I can make my computer faster. I was wondering if restoring it to factory setting would help. If it would, how do I reset it?

A:Running low on memory

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I bought a computer from my daughter's friend. It is an old rebuilt computer with 4 Gb of memory and Windows 7 Ultimate on it. I run Incredimail and VLC and watch and listen to music a lot on Youtube over Firefox.
My daughter turned off Areo trying to help my computer out because I guess the video card isn't the best.
I have been getting errors like this and I am told my motherboard cannot handle more than 4 Gb of memory.
Here are the details of the error that show in event viewer:
- The Desktop Window Manager is experiencing heavy resource contention.
     Scenario    :    Video memory resources are over-utilized and there is thrashing happening as a result. Reducing number of running programs and open windows may help resolve this condition.
- The Desktop Window Manager is experiencing heavy resource contention.
     Scenario    :    The Desktop Window Manager responsiveness has degraded.
I seem to have been getting errors since July 21st.  I think I bought the computer early in the same month. My daughter thinks the cause is either Incredimail or Firefox. We are not sure..
Also I get errors in Incredimail which I absolutely love and won't switch to anything else. I am a grandmother and I like the animations and pretty pictures.
Activation context generation failed for "C:\Program Files (x86)\IncrediMail\Bin\MFC80U.... Read more

A:Running out of memory

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Today I got this popup saying something about my memory on my E drive being low. I checked it and it's maximum capacity is 45.1 GB and it says that all but 451 MB has been used. But how? All my programs installed listed in Add/Remove Programs only add up to approx. 4 GB. My songs folder is probably another 6 GB and my videos folder is probably the same. Also, my C drive has 63.4 GB and has 52 GB left. So basically I have 2 problems, why is my E drive so full and is there anyway possible to take some GB off C drive and transfer it to E?

A:Memory Running Very Low

Oh and might I add I went into E:/WINDOWS and I seem to have all these folders with the prefix $NtUninstallKBRandomNumberHere$.

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I have a pretty powerful machine, yet windows7 tells me that it's low on memory even when explorer isn't running. Task manager says 3.51 out of 4gb in use, and the largest process is ie9 (52,668k) and dwm (14,660k) for all users. A reboot clears this, but it happens again. What's wrong?!

In the meantime, I'll be in Ubuntu 10.10

A:Running out of memory!

Are you sure? If Windows is low on memory, it will first try to increase your page memory. Has it done this? What is your specific error message?

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My laptop computer is using about 70% of its memory with no aplications running.

Also when I play flash games or watch videos on youtube and other sites they run really slow.

My PC is an Intel Centrino 1.8, with 1GB Ram and 128MB Ati Mobility X300.

The HTJ Log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 12:11:17, on 11/9/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16876)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ZcfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Update\\Goo... Read more

A:Memory about 70% used with no aplications running!

Help anyone?

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I've now come across two strange errors affecting my PC.
First, I've been getting messages saying that my PC is running low on virtual memory and is asking for me to close whatever applications I'm working in that moment, and it slows down my PC's performance to a crawl. I had this problem before, and I thought I solved this problem by going into Systems Properties -> Advanced -> Performance Options and increasing the virtual memory. It worked for two weeks, but now the problem has come back again. I've gone to look at the Properties again, and I realize under where it says 'Total paging file sizes for all drives', it recommends 6123 MB. At the moment, I have 4GB worth of RAM installed. I should mention that I had Steam installed before, and I just uninstalled upon learning it eats up a lot of memory.
Secondly, the fan inside my computer is starting to run loudly  every now and then. Admittedly, it's been a while since I've opened the machine and cleaned inside it, and for all I know it could be a dust problem but I haven't gotten around to cleaning it yet before I've finished taking other precautions.
As a precaution, I ran some scanned with AVG, Spybot and MalwareBytes, none of them have returned with anything other than a corrupted registry key. I've also defragmented the registry keys and used CCleaner to get rid of any issues, but none of that has fixed these problems. If necessary, I've uploaded a HijackThis file that I ran in case if any... Read more

A:Running low on memory, fan runs sometimes

I've just checked the processes in Task Manager, and it turns out that dllhost COM surrogate is responsible for chewing up my memory. It just caused my PC to crash right now, and I received these details after my PC rebooted in safe mode:
Problem signature:
  Problem Event Name: BlueScreen
  OS Version: 6.1.7601.
  Locale ID: 3081
Additional information about the problem:
  BCCode: a
  BCP2: 0000000000000002
  BCP3: 0000000000000000
  BCP4: FFFFF80002CFCC24
  OS Version: 6_1_7601
  Service Pack: 1_0
  Product: 768_1
Files that help describe the problem:
I'm running my antivirus at the moment. If there is anything better than MSE or AVG, I'm open to other alternatives. Any other suggestions for what other programs I should run to investigate and solve this problem?

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My computer has become very slow at startup and executing commands lately, and I discovered that I had hardly any memory left of the 37 GB harddisk space. I sorted that out, but it is still slow in opening programs and of the 500 MB RAM only 265 is available to me. The rest looks as if it is in use even though no processes are running. What can cause this?


A:50 % memory used with no processes running

Hey wolfbms and welcome to TSF...
Scan ur PC with anti-virus software...
If u have installation CD of ur Operating System, insert it...
Go START > RUN... > type 'sfc /scannow'
Hit Enter...
When it finishes scan, restart PC...
Also u can go START > RUN... > type 'msconfig' and hit Enter...
Under 'Startup' tab decheck anything that u do not need...
When it prompts u to restart system, do it...
Hope this will help u mate...

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Ok I am very confused here, and think I may potentially have a virus or some other malware, but lets see if we can start from the beginning. I have been having issues with extremely slow performance: takes a minute sometimes just to open a folder or a window in chrome, it can take longer than that to select/play/change volume in itunes but I always thought that was because my music is stored on an external drive.

I noticed that my memory usage in task manager was over 70% when I wasn't even using the computer so I tried shutting off some anti virus stuff and other software but saw no change. I tried turning everything off from startup (through MSconfig) and it made no difference?! So if it's not some program then I am lost as to why so much RAM is in constant use.

First some basic info:

Intel dual core @ 2.4
1 gb mem
64bit windows 7

Heres a screenshot: currently open are two tabs on Chrome, resource manager and task manager

A:Over 70% physical memory in use with nothing running?!

I see multiple instances of Chrome running in that list, do you have multiple Chrome windows open, each using it's own thread?

Have you tried running AV? Running AV in Safe Mode?

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I want to know what a virtual memory is. Does it have something to do with PC Memory? I know I only have a 256MB DDR.

A:Virtual Memory Running Low

totally different, sounds like your hd may be getting full.

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Hi there. I'm geting this error on Windows 7 SP1 64bit with 4GB RAM

When I play Starcraft 2 my memory usage goes to 3.2GB ram I get this warning and at 3.4GB SC2 autocloses. I still have plenty of free ram, what's going on? I have heard that there is 75% limit set in W7 to show those warnings, but why it closes my game at 3.4/4GB? I got no page file cause when I play SC2 and it starts paging my game lags like hell and I cannot play.

I have tried to disable the warning, but it doesn't solve the crash issue. I've also tried to make a pagefile with a RAMdisk program to use my 600MB memory left but that didn't work either.

First I thought it may be because SC2 is 32bit and it's adressed memory is limited, but then I found out it's W7 that closes programs at 75% of usage, so now I'm puzzled what's the problem.

I tried to open IE 64bit and spam many tabs to reach 3.4GB ram, it didn't close I was able to go to 3.91GB/4GB so I guess it's some strange 32bit applications problem? I found this: NTCore's Homepage but it doesn't seems to work for me.

Do you have any ideas?

A:Your Computer Is Running Low on Memory 3.2/4GB RAM used

It is because you have no paging file. Set your paging file to amount of RAM installed X's 1.5.

Windows always use paging file even if you have sufficient RAM.

system requirements for Starcraft 2?
What is your system specs?
RAM ddr2 or 3?

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16.0 GB

Speed: 2133 MHz
Slots used: 2 of 4
Form factor: DIMM
Hardware reserved: 12.0 GB

Available 1.1 GB
Cached 345 MB
Committed 3.6/6.6 GB
Paged pool 260 MB
Non-paged pool 688 MB
In use (Compressed) 2.9 GB (0 MB)
I've been having this issue for some time now and I can't seem to find a solution.


A:Getting high memory about 50% with nothing running

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but my D drive is 90 percent free?How can you transfer your stuff?Take in consideration Im computer dum!The C has only 12 percent left?I have a sr1020nx compaq,thanks for any help!!!

A:running out of memory on C drive?

If your hard drive is not partitioned, you wont be able to drag the files over to your cd drive unless theres a cd in there wich wont help you because you need the files.

You just need to uninstall some things, delete som things you dont need.

Go Start>>control panel>>add remove>>and remove anyting you dont need.

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I've been having a similar problem to others that have posted. Services.exe will spike to 100% of CPU memory and render the computer useless for up to 30 seconds before going back to 0%.

Here is a log of my HijackThis run. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:23:45 PM, on 9/20/2010
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP3 (6.00.2900.5512)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\VPN Client\cvpnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Motive\McciCMService.exe
C:\Program Files\VERIZONDM\bin\sprtsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\VERIZONDM\bin\tgsrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Viewpoint\Common\ViewpointService.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\Security Center\SymWSC.exe
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half of my memory used all the time and i don't have anything running that uses that much.
i tried running scan with malwarebytes and i didn't find any malware.

my specs:
cpu:i5 4440
ram:4gb 1600

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A few days ago, I get this little Windows pop-up on my taskbar saying that my computer is unprotected and has been infected with a trojan (couldn't remember if it said which one exactly but I believe it said Alureon?). Afterward, my computer has been running very slow and the CPU/Memory widget I have pinned on my desktop shows they are pretty much maxed out, all the time, even while not having Internet Explorer or programs open (none that I have knowingly opened myself, anyway). I went out and bought McAfee Anti-Virus 2013 yesterday hoping this would resolve the problem. It did find 10 trojans and removed/quarantined them, but nothing has changed as far as system performance goes; everything still runs slowly, and opening even the smallest of programs like a calculator takes at least a few seconds.

I apologize if this thread is in the wrong forum and if I can be more descript, but I am more than willing to answer any questions or take screenshots if needed. Thanks so much for anyone's help concerning this matter!

P.S. - My computer isn't a beast by any means (Toshiba Satellite C655 running Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, 2 GBs RAM, Intel Celeron 2.2 GHz - was an Xmas gift), so I don't expect some sort of vast improvement but it used to run MUCH smoother and quicker and I don't want to see it die on me!

A:CPU and Memory running very high - please help!

Welcome GHP222,

Try downloading & running the FREE version of MalWareBytes to check your computer for spyware that might be slowing it down.

Malwarebytes : Free anti-malware download

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