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HDD/memory issues!

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Recently bought a Fujitsu Siemens AMILO Xi 3650 notebook.

It has 2x 500gb HDD with RAID. This was something I'd never encountered before but presumed it would be clever enough on its own to put stuff where it should be!! It isn't.

Problem is I'm getting low memory warnings despite a modest amopunt of data being stored.

Memory-wise it's saying

System .....C.....1.41GB of 74GB available
New Volume..D.....465GB of 465GB available
Sata........E.....382GB of 382GB available

Need help, but not technically gifted so go easy on me!!

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The figures you've posted are for disk-capacity or storage space, not memory, which is a different thing altogether. However, because Windows also uses part of the hard drive for "virtual memory", it's not surprising many people get the two confused.

The 'low memory' warning refers to the "virtual memory" which by default is always on the system drive.
Because your system drive is nearly full (by today's standards), Windows cannot make the virtual memory file any larger - hence the "low memory" warnings.

You can solve this in one of two ways:

1. Easiest - tell Windows to use drive 'D' or 'E' for virtual memory instead (Control Panel (classic view)-> System -> Advanced System Settings -> Performance -> Settings.

2. Less Easy - uninstall some third-party programs (esp. large ones) from 'C' drive and re-install them on 'D' or 'E'. That will create more space for virtual memory on 'C' drive, which Windows will use automatically once the space is freed up. (Don't attempt to simply "copy/paste" programs from one drive to another, that won't work. You must uninstall & reinstall them).

Edited by phillipcorcoran, 08 March 2010 - 12:09 PM.

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This will help to determine the exact amount of memory you have and what suggestion can be givent o increase. Your hd space is fine so that can be taken out of the equation. Phillipcorcorcan is correct in the assesment of what your issue is. Please supply the following information.

Push and hold the Windows key on keyboard. This is the one with the Microsft windows logo on it.
While holding Win key down click on the Pause\Break key

This should open the System properties window
On this window it will show
System info:

Microsoft Windows: type and version
Service Pack number

Registered Name
Register Number

CPU type
I need all the above info in your next reply Except for Register name and number.
This is private and we don't need to know this information
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