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Feb
5
revised What is the “low memory warning” threshold with 16GB x64 windows?
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Feb
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comment What is the “low memory warning” threshold with 16GB x64 windows?
@DavidSchwartz We have an answer now. Which, incidentally, was not what I expected. It's also first piece of "evidence" I have seen as in someone actually went and tried it in a repeatable manner.
Feb
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revised What is the “low memory warning” threshold with 16GB x64 windows?
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Feb
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accepted What is the “low memory warning” threshold with 16GB x64 windows?
Feb
5
answered What is the “low memory warning” threshold with 16GB x64 windows?
Feb
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comment What is the “low memory warning” threshold with 16GB x64 windows?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Feb
3
comment What is the “low memory warning” threshold with 16GB x64 windows?
Unless it does something like allocates 8GB chunks in one go of course.
Feb
3
comment What is the “low memory warning” threshold with 16GB x64 windows?
@JamieHanrahan It's not "out of memory" pop-up, it's low on memory pop-up. I have had many programs crash on "out of memory error", some I have even written myself. And I have allocated memory on low memory condition too when there's a memory leak. Most modern OSs do not actually allocate actual available memory until you do something with it, like write to it or if it's zeroed by compiler. If you can demonstrate there is no warning threshold at all and your test program immediately crashes when you see the warning, fine. Post the data and I'll accept it as a result provided it's repeatable.
Feb
3
answered Excel problems with £ sign
Feb
3
comment What is the “low memory warning” threshold with 16GB x64 windows?
@JamieHanrahan "You need to understand that "running out of RAM" (just RAM, not CL) is not a fatal error to anything (well, aside from some kernel allocations that need nonpageable memory) as long as there is enough backing store (disk) available." How is this relevant for a test case where we disable the pagefile? Also, in the answer to the win8.1 memory usage pattern, pagefile size is restricted here, CL cannot grow.
Feb
3
revised What is the “low memory warning” threshold with 16GB x64 windows?
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Feb
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comment What is the “low memory warning” threshold with 16GB x64 windows?
"Unusably laggy" would probably be relative. If you're using memory-leaking browser, this would happen slowly over time, instead of sitting staring at the screen how your memory leak application is getting slower and slower with tens of gigabytes of RAM being compressed.
Feb
3
comment What is the “low memory warning” threshold with 16GB x64 windows?
We both also know enough to actually use (within the memory leak software) the allocated memory to prevent overallocation by OS.
Feb
3
comment What is the “low memory warning” threshold with 16GB x64 windows?
@DavidSchwartz For sure. This is definitely trivia for most usesrs but it doesn't make it invalid question on how some inner mechanisms work. Windows 10 definitely has made some changes on this. I had a friend try this just now with a 32GB box but with windows 10 memory compression feature it's not straightforward to try anymore. I'm sure you'd like to engage in an endless pointless debate whether THAT exists. Memory allocation will get really sloooooow when you approach the limit. So effectively you now get unusably laggy PC whether you overallocate pagefile or RAM.
Feb
1
comment What is the “low memory warning” threshold with 16GB x64 windows?
@JamieHanrahan No. This would crash programs with no warning whatsoever issued. This is the behavior you get if you disable the low memory warning entirely, which is not a good idea for the behavior you (incorrectly) describe as normal Windows operating condition, Instead a warning is issued before bad things happen and rightly so. Whether the warning threshold is sensible is entirely different discussion but that's not what the question you downvoted was about at all.
Feb
1
comment Does 64bit Windows 8 “low memory warning” have same limits as in Windows 7 x64?
@DavidSchwartz Well, that's the question, isn't it? Please do the experiment proposed in the 16GB low memory warning question and let us know?
Feb
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comment Does 64bit Windows 8 “low memory warning” have same limits as in Windows 7 x64?
Around and around it goes. I actually amended the "what's the warning limit for 16GB machine" question to explicitly mention CC vs CL so you cannot dodge the question that way. Increasing page file does not change the RAM reserve threshold. But thank you very much for downvoting the issue. I'll be upgrading to 16GB in near future so I can check the behavior myself finally. Feel free to downvote results for that experiment as well.
Jan
5
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Dec
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answered How to burn Windows 10 (x86) as bootable disk from ISO
Dec
18
comment How to invoke Pyscripter debugger
Went back to Pywin for now. I should look into 3rd party debugger like IDLE or Wing IDE.