System locking up, error message 'low memory', should I add RAM.


After no problems began to get "warning Memory Low" error when performing scheduled anti virus scan with Norton Anti Virus. only Windows 98 running at time. System locks up requiring a hard reboot and infamous blue screen. Research on Symantec web site led me to same error message but link to Microsoft area said only occurs on systems with more than 512 M of RAM. I have recently gone to DSL is this using enough more RAM to create problem? Should I add RAM?



This question was answered on January 7, 2004. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

You may not need more RAM but a CPU because your cache memory may need upgrade

Also, because of Wins 98 instability (a Microsoft problem) you could upgrade to Wins 2000.

Colleen Foster

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on January 7, 2004