Windows reports "Out of Memory" despite huge pagefile

by FelisManulus   Last Updated September 11, 2019 14:01 PM

How to force Windows to use the swap file to the fullest?

I use Windows 7 64-bit and I have 16 GB of RAM + 8 GB (static) pagefile.

When I open many Chrome tabs, and the physical memory is almost full (according to Task Manager which shows only RAM), I start getting "Out of Memory" errors.

When this happens I have to bookmark some of the Chrome tabs to read them later, which is time-consuming and simply annoying.

What needs to be done to increase the size of available memory with the help of pagefile? I know that pagefile is slower, but I don't care.

Answers 1

Chrome uses a lot of memory for its many tabs.

Go to Control Panel, System, Advance System Settings, System Protection, Advanced, Advanced and set your page file size to be automatic. Then it will increase as needed

September 11, 2019 13:46 PM

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