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Anyone getting problems once memory is near 60% full? I hardly ever run into issues, but I've been having problems daily for the last week or so. . .and all I can figure out is that I'm using a lot of the memory.<br><br>
But it seems like it should function properly up to 100%, right?
 

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lelly, I was having problems, too. I'd click on emails and they wouldn't open; it seemed like my gmail was full. Then HH posted about latency problems yesterday, so I looked at the memory I was using. It was nowhere near 60% (more like 10%) but I did have lots of archived stuff (including music) I didn't need anymore. Cleaning it up really helped!<br><br>
Maybe they're having server or space issues?
 

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??<br><br>
You are checking gmail with a web browser, right? I assume you are using XP? What are you doing to check your memory usage?<br><br>
One common issue we see with XP is when folks have filled up their hard drive to the point that virtual memory doesn't work well. We try to keep Windows users' hard drive space at least 20% free. If you download/rip a lot of movies or music, you might want to check that out.
 

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PS - It will be a looooooong time until Google has server space issues. <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif">
 

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Ahhh, okay. . .maybe you can explain this to me.<br><br>
I have 71% free hard drive space, but I have only 19% free memory. How does that work? How can I clean up my memory?
 

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DG, I'm viewing my gmail through Safari on a MAC OS. And have been noticing the same type of problem (I think) that lelly and HH mentioned in the last week.<br><br>
Couldn't they be going through some server upgrades or migrations and putting more users on the same servers than usual. Of course I'm sure that they won't run out of space <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"> but maybe they have something going on within their infrastructure that we don't know about?
 

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The only way to free up memory is to quit out of programs or services that are currently running. So, if you have Excel running but aren't using it - it is taking up memory and you should be sure to quit the application. If you have any number of background processes running they can eat up a lot of memory. If you are infected with malware/viruses, then they can eat a lot of resources as well.<br><br>
With today's prices such as they are, your best bet is to max out your memory. Go to crucial.com and figure out what your machine is capable of holding. Then purchase enough from them or someone else to either max it out or at the minimum get past 1GB for an XP machine.
 

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mine is working fine but I clean it out often
 
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