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Memory problem

Hi Guys, this is my first post,

System info:-

Power Predator tower system
AMD Athlon64 3800+ dual core socket 939
Maxtor 200GB Serial ATA 2 (11GB cache)
1GB RAM PC3200 DDR400 184 pin (2X512)
Windows XP SP2 Home Edit. OEM PC

The problem:-

Actually there are two problems.

1/ When I try to save a web page , I frequently get the message "there is insufficient memory to save this web page"

2/ If I am saving more than say 3, or 4 seperate items from a web page (in 3, or 4 seperate operations) to the same folder, the saving progress bar stops about halfway through and the computer "hangs". Pressing Ctrl Alt Del brings up Windows Task Manager which shows computer usage 50/75%, I then have to close down all the items running in Task Manager to continue, the screen then returns to desktop and everything is lost.

Is this because I simply don't have enough RAM with 1GB, or is there something else causing the problem? I would be grateful for any advice you could offer.


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1 gig is generally enough

In reply to: Memory problem

What you need to look into is what's already occupying it and your virtual memory. It's possible you have many startup items that you don't need. As well, most folks have Windows services that can be disabled or set to manual that free up some memory. I can't give details on what you need and what you don't. Go to Start/Programs/Startup and see what runs from there. Also go to Start/Run and type "msconfig" and see how many boxes are checked in the startup tab. It will take some research to see which ones you need but you can use trial and error to uncheck these to see what can be eliminated. Another good practice is to clean out your browser cache. I set mine to empty cache upon program exit. FF does this well and IE does it in a so-so manner.

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It's Common With Some Webpages in Internet Explorer

In reply to: Memory problem

When you attempt to save complex webpages in Internet Explorer, (for example, CNET forums will cause this issue) the "there is insufficient memory to save this web page" error is common primarily because you are attempting to save the "Webpage complete/html" or "Web Arhive/.mht" format of the page.. In order to do so, the computer must find EVERYTHING the webpage is connected to and save it.. All that information frequently can be EXTREMELY large and makes it near impossible to do in Internet Explorer.. On the other hand, the "Webpage Complete" seems to work much better in the Firefox browser, and that includes complex pages such as CNET.. Give it a try, if you haven't already.

On the other hand, if you're set on using Internet Explorer, simple webpages like the Google home page have no problem saving in the above formats primarily because it has no sublinks, no large pictures on the pages, etc.

So, in IE, if you're only saving the website so you can "view" the page again, try saving the page as "Webpage/html ONLY".. You should be able to get it done that way.. If you need to save the entire page for offline viewing, then you may want to do it in Firefox..

Hope this helps.


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