Fix Computer Memory Errors

In many cases, fixing these types of errors will usually require the replacement of the computer memory. A memory error will occur when a program tries to access the bad part of a memory chip. In other cases, the low virtual memory warning dialogue box may be all that appears. Well how can I fix it then? Memory can be serviced by a computer technician to ensure it operates without error. You could replace or upgrade your memory to a larger size.

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Low Virtual Memory

A common system memory error occurs when you start any of the Microsoft Office 2010, 2007, or 2003 programs, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following error message:

Your system is low on virtual memory. To ensure that Windows runs properly, increase the size of your virtual memory paging file.

If you click OK, you may receive the following error message:

Your system is low on virtual memory. Windows is increasing the size of your virtual memory paging file. During this process, memory requests for some applications may be denied.
For more information, see

Windows XP

  1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  2. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
  3. In the Performance pane, click Settings.
  4. In the Performance Options dialog box, click the Advanced tab.
  5. In the Virtual memory pane, click Change.
  6. Change the Initial size value and the Maximum size value to a higher value, click Set, and then click OK.
  7. Click OK to close the Performance Options dialog box, and then click OK to close the System Properties dialog box.

Memory Tests and Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool

Memory bandwidth benchmarks or tests (Read, Write, Copy) measure the maximum achievable memory data transfer bandwidth. The code behind these benchmark methods are written in Assembly language. For this reason the computer must reboot in order to check the system memory prior to loading the operating system files. This will help rule out operating system issues that commonly cause blue screens, out of memory, or low virtual memory error messages.

To open windows memory diagnostic tool open your command prompt as administrator

and type mdsched.exe

Picture of the Memory Diagnostics Tool dialog box

It should look something like this:

Microsoft Windows [Version XXXX]
Copyright (c) XXXX Microsoft Corporation.  All rights reserved.C:\Windows\system32> mdsched.exe

Now choose the option that says restart now and check for problems (recommended)  Save your work and close any open programs before restarting

Memory Latency

The Memory Latency benchmark measures the typical delay when the CPU reads data from system memory. Memory latency time means the penalty measured from the issuing of the read command until the data arrives to the integer registers of the CPU.


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