Vista runs out of memory

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Insomniacno1, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. Insomniacno1

    Insomniacno1 Guest

    I have been strugling with a probleme for a while now, and I didn't get much
    help from the Toshiba support. Its like my new Toshiba has a memory probleme,
    but I dont know if its caused by Windows Vista or if its HW related.

    This is what happens:

    When I surf with IE7 og have more than 7 tabs open at the same time, its
    like windows runs out of memory, all of a sudden I cant open any new tabs and
    right click on the touchpad does not react. If I then minimize IE7 and right
    click on the desktop nothing happens either.
    If I then close a couple of programs (its only Yahoo messenger og coreTemp
    that are running(coreTemp shows how warm your cpu is, and min is constantly
    between 56 og 64 degrees celsius)), then right click works again.

    Usually when this happens I cant even get the taskmanager up, but if I close
    Yahoo Messenger then I can, and now I can see that there is used about 47%
    memory, under proceses i can see that:

    Yahoo uses up to 50MB,
    Iexplorer 27 - 150MB
    og Dwm.exe takes up to 120MB.

    The problem also happens if Yahoo is not started, so thats not the cause.

    I have disabled aero and use minimal of all the things Vista comes with, so
    the I get max. performance following most of the instructions from but the probleme persist every time I use IE and use more
    than 7 tabs (This should not happen, and using more than 7 tabs is perfectly

    Besides surfing on the net, I use it for playing video by VLC or GOM player,
    and music by Winamp. I dont play games.
    Here it never runs out of memory.

    Its Vista Home Premium Danish and in general I think it runs worse than Home
    Basic did on 2GB ram.

    My laptop is an Toshiba satellite L40-139:

    Intel Celeron M 520 1.6Ghz, 2GB DDR II 667Mhz(that fits the model), Toshiba
    120GB S-ata HDD, Atheros Wi-fi, Intel 943GML Chipset.
    Comes with Norton Internet security pre-installed.

    I have set auto tunning to High: netsh int tcp set global autotuninglev=high

    It did not solve the probleme.

    Basically its like Vista simply runs out of memory, but I can see in
    taskmanager that is not the case since there is only used 47% of 2GB Ram
    together with a swapfile of 4096MB.

    What I dont get is that there is other people who have a similair systeme
    and they dont have this probleme.

    I scanned for virus and other dirt with Dr. Web Cure it and it didn't find
    anything neither did Norton.

    The things that I think might be causing this is :
    1. Norton Internet Security 2007, that might have an flaw that makes this
    2. The CPU is has an 533Mhz FSB and the Ram has 667Mhz FSB (should only be a
    probleme if the Ram was slower than the CPU). Memtest says they are OK.
    3. Vista has an error that makes it not releasing the memory again, but it
    just stacks up until the error happens.
    4. That there is an flaw in my CPU or in the chipset.

    If its 4, does anyone have a programme so I can test this?

    The probleme has been there ever since I bought it and even with the
    original Ram inserted.

    Anyone know a solution for this?

    Its not related to the nVidia probleme since its an Intel graphic chip.

    With kind regards

    Insomniacno1, Feb 26, 2008
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  2. Hi Insomniacno1, I think that some people are having some trouble with
    Norton ?
    I hope this helps!

    Bare Foot Kid

    Jesus loves you just the way you are!
    You're welcome to visit my site! 'HERE'
    Bare Foot Kid, Feb 26, 2008
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  3. Insomniacno1

    Bob Guest

    When posting, please quote relevant information so that others may learn and
    benefit from the issue.
    Bob, Feb 26, 2008
  4. Insomniacno1

    Bob Guest

    Right-click on the IE shortcut icon and select the Start without add-ons
    option. You can then manage which add-ons are enabled, in Tools | Manage
    Add-ons, after you've started IE7.
    Bob, Feb 26, 2008
  5. I guess I'll just let the know it alls answer all the questions

    Bare Foot Ki

    Jesus loves you just the way you are
    You're welcome to visit my site! 'HERE
    Bare Foot Kid, Feb 26, 2008
  6. Insomniacno1

    Bob Guest

    What questions?
    Bob, Feb 26, 2008
  7. Insomniacno1

    Insomniacno1 Guest

    Hi Bob, that is not the solution since this probleme has nothing to do with
    add-ons, its a vista memory handling probleme which starts from IE, but it is
    a Vista error.


    Insomniacno1, Feb 26, 2008
  8. Insomniacno1

    Insomniacno1 Guest

    Actually you didn't answer any questions, just stated that some people have
    trouble with Norton. Well, alot of people have had problems with Norton ever
    since it came out so that was actually not much help:)


    "I'm not new to troubleshooting, just new to Vista"
    Insomniacno1, Feb 26, 2008
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