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I'm having memory issues.

#1AkanubonOrihPosted 3/28/2014 6:23:26 PM(edited)
I just bought/received a Lenovo IdeaPad y510p (59405668) and I'm mostly happy with it.
http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y510p/

Unfortunately I ran into a problem last night while trying to play Arkham Origins where it told me I was running out of memory and needed to save and quit the game. I've never had this problem before on any computer I've used so I'm a bit confused and worried. (I do know that's a pretty glitchy game with a sub-par PC port though, so that may be part of the issue.)

I did delete a lot of the bloatware that came pre-installed on the computer, but checking my memory in the task manager shows that it uses around 30% of my 8gb memory right after booting up and seems to slowly build up to about 45%. Comparing this to my old laptop that stays steady at 30% of 4gb only makes it look worse.

I'm not very computer savvy (otherwise I probably wouldn't be here asking questions), but do any of you smarter guys know what the problem may be? I can take screenshots of whatever info you may need.

Thanks for the help.
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#2ShuraYukihimePosted 3/28/2014 6:25:51 PM
I may be mistaken on this one but it could be a problem with that Batman game and not your machine. I recall hearing it's quite buggy and they have no plans to really fix it.
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#3AkanubonOrih(Topic Creator)Posted 3/28/2014 6:40:50 PM
I hope that's the problem.

But that doesn't address why my new computer uses a higher percentage of its 8gb ram than my old computer with its 4gb ram when idle.

I've read that Windows tends to use a lot of ram to make launching programs faster, and it frees up the ram when necessary. Is it just exponential so it is using more ram because there's more available? So if I had 12gb ram then it would be using an even higher percentage when idle?
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#4Darkcloud20Posted 3/28/2014 6:52:32 PM
If you have memory issues you should constantly update your journal and you shouldn't trust the skull.
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#5ClouddxPosted 3/28/2014 6:53:02 PM
AkanubonOrih posted...
I hope that's the problem.

But that doesn't address why my new computer uses a higher percentage of its 8gb ram than my old computer with its 4gb ram when idle.

I've read that Windows tends to use a lot of ram to make launching programs faster, and it frees up the ram when necessary. Is it just exponential so it is using more ram because there's more available? So if I had 12gb ram then it would be using an even higher percentage when idle?


Pretty much, the more ram you have the more it will use.
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#6AkanubonOrih(Topic Creator)Posted 3/28/2014 6:55:31 PM(edited)
Darkcloud20 posted...
If you have memory issues you should constantly update your journal and you shouldn't trust the skull.


Oh finally. I was waiting for a legitimate response like this.



But seriously. Alrighty. I'll stop freaking out about it and chock it up to Batman being awful.
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#7popping4itPosted 3/28/2014 7:07:28 PM
ive been getting it with titanfall with 8gb ram. i think its because virtual memory.

try setting it to system managed.

http://i.imgur.com/tXL7pFv.png
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#8AkanubonOrih(Topic Creator)Posted 3/28/2014 7:36:59 PM
Thanks, I'll try that. I'm a little stuck right now transferring over thousands of files from my old computer, so I can't restart it to make the changes take effect yet. But I'll see if it fixes the problem afterwards.
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#9Darkcloud20Posted 3/28/2014 8:04:11 PM
but honestly if your ram is nowhere near full then the program is crap. Virtual memory should be a fallback and not be used instead.
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