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Low memory issues on brand new computer


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DaphneJane

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Okay, I Reset the virtual memory, restored the computer to last Thursday and did the msconfig thing and rebooted several times. Still getting the lack of memory message but only for playing some video content.

Should I upgrade the RAM in my computer?
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Adding RAM wouldn't hurt (except the pocket book), but 512 MB should be enough.

Look at the system tray (by the clock)...You can disable just about anything with an icon there with a right click. Try disableing them one at a time (except for your AV and Firewall) and see if the video will play.
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I disabled everything except my firewall and antivirus. Still no go.

It's really not a huge deal, just bothers me to have problems with such a new system.
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I know what you mean...it would bother me, too.

Are you using a third party dvd application such as Power DVD?
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I have power DVD installed. Was trying to play it using Windowsmedia, Videolan and Winamp.
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Ok...the codecs should be installed then.

Are we talking about streaming video , video files on your machine, or DVD playback?
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Video files on my machine are the ones that won't play. But only some of them. For example I have crumb.s01e03.hdtv.xvi d-xor (175 mb) and that one won't play because there is not enough memory but a different file of the same episode and of the same size will play.
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Hmmmmmm...

Is this a downloaded file that can be redownloaded? Maybe we are looking at corrupt files.
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That could very well be the problem.

Thanks for all the help!
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You are most welcome. :tazz:

Let us know what you find or if you need further assistance.

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