My computer ran out of memory! ~Preparation and practice up to and after memory expansion

My computer ran out of memory! ~Preparation and practice up to and after memory expansion

In 2020, in line with current trends, most of TOHA's outsourced work is now being handled from home.

I've come to understand that working from home has become the norm.Insufficient memory on my home computer."This is the question.

The computer that Toha personally owns was purchased in 2013 or so, and it doesn't have such good specs.

We haven't seen this as a particular problem in the past, but if it interferes with our operations, we need to improve it.

Therefore.

What I prepared and practiced to increase the memory size of my home computer from 16GB to 32GB and the subsequent status.in the article.

I hope this will be helpful to those who are having the same problems with insufficient memory on their computers as I am, or who are considering adding memory in the future.

 

If you just want to know what to expect when adding memory, please contact us.Three points to keep in mind when considering memory expansionPlease jump to the

 

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Introduction Overview: How the PC Memory Shortage Problem Began and Ended

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The following is a brief explanation of the process and results of the actual memory expansion after Toha realized that the computer was running out of memory.

  • March 2020
    While working as a contractor at home, the computer's memory usage is always75-90%To...

    The computer has 16 GB of memory, which seems to be insufficient when running PhotoShop, Maya, and Unity, a set of three outsourced jobs.

     

  • April
    I'm at work and all of a sudden my computer screen goes black!My computer's down!

    In addition to a set of three outsourced jobs, SubstancePainter fell at the time I inadvertently started it. The cause was probably lack of memory?

     

  • May
    Started planning to add memory to the computer.

    I want to increase from 16GB to 32GB - do careful homework before purchasing memory!

     

  • end of May
    Purchased memory is installed in the computer - memory usage is maximumImproved to 40-501 TP2T

    I thought, "I've got it!

     

  • June
    The next day, my computer startedBlue screen and fall down.Now the phenomenon is happening!

    Blue screen occurred 3 times within a week. The cause is likely to be memory expansion because I have never failed with blue screen so far.

     

  • June
    Final.I switched where I plugged in the memory and the situation improved a lot.

    The frequency of blue screens has decreased to about once every 4 weeks. It has improved, but not to zero.

     

  • July
    Continuing to monitor the computer...

    Sudden blue screen that happens when you forget about it!

Therefore.Although the memory expansion solved the out-of-memory problem so New blue screen problemI have come to do it.

Well, the frequency of blue screen has been reduced, so I'm thinking of replacing the memory or taking some other measures if there is still a problem while observing the progress.

Now let's move on to the next section, which is for those who are thinking about adding more memory, and which Toha thinks is the most important.Three things to keep in mind when adding memory to your computer.I would like to explain about the following - I would like to explain about the following

 

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Three points to keep in mind if you're thinking about adding memory

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If you are thinking about adding memory to your computer, I would urge you to keep the following three points in mind.

  1. Check carefully the type and number of pieces of memory for your computer!
  2. Be aware that memory can have initial defects and compatibility issues.
  3. Inserting the purchased memory into the computer is easy, the important part is after insertion.

We will look at them in turn.

 

(1) Check carefully the type and number of memory cards for your computer!

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I have done a lot of research in adding memory to my computer this time.

The specs on the computer side pretty much dictate what kind of memory you can use in that computer!

Before buying memory, you should carefully check the memory that can be used in your computer, because you will not be able to use it if you buy memory that is not appropriate for your computer.

Specifically, check the following ~.

Check before you add memory!
  • Which memory can be used for notebook PCs and desktop PCs?
  • Capacity, number, and manufacturer of the memory currently inserted in the computer
  • Is there room in the computer's memory slot?
  • Which memory standard (DDR3, DDR4, low voltage versions, and other types)
  • Does the PC support dual-channel memory, etc.?

There's a lot of stuff going on, but these are basicallyCPU-ZIt is almost always possible to tell at a glance using software called

 

When you start the CPU-Z software on a Toha computer, you will see information about the computer like this.

CPU-Z Motherboard Information

The Mainboard tab allows you to see the manufacturer and motherboard type of your computer.

Some types of motherboards may support triple or quad channels of memory (the ability to use a set of three or four cards).

When I checked the Z87-S01 motherboard from TOHA, it only supported dual channel.

Next, the Memory tab reveals the following information.

CPU-Z memory information1
  • Memory standard = DDR3
  • Channel = Dual channel
  • Memory size = 16 GB

The next SPD tab also shows the memory manufacturer and slot usage.

CPU-Z memory information 2

The following is a summary of what can be learned from the SPD tab.

  • Four memory slots in all
  • Slots 1 and 3 are free, 2 and 4 are in use
  • Two 8GB memory cards of DDR3 (PC3-12800) standard are dual channel.
  • Memory manufacturer is Kingston

What CPU-Z does not tell you is whether the memory is for a notebook or desktop PC, but this can basically be determined by whether the PC you are using is a notebook or desktop.

Note, however, that desktop PCs that sell slim bodies or compactness may use notebook PC memory in order to reduce the size as much as possible.

 

Therefore.If you use CPU-Z to check the memory status of your current computer, you will have a rough idea of the memory you should purchase for memory expansion.

When considered in light of the items that need to be checked before adding memory, in the case of the Toha computer, the memory to be purchased would look something like this.

Check before you add memory!
  • Which memory can be used for notebook PCs and desktop PCs?
  • Capacity, number, and manufacturer of the memory currently inserted in the computer
  • Is there room in the computer's memory slot?
  • Which memory standard (DDR3, DDR4, low voltage versions, and other types)
  • Does the PC support dual-channel memory, etc.?
Memory study to be purchased (for TOHA)
  • The computer is a normal desktop, so memory for desktop PC
  • The memory manufacturer is Kingston and it's 8GB x 2 cards = 16GB.
  • Two memory slots available.
  • Memory standard is DDR3 (PC3-12800)
  • Dual channel support.

I mean...

Desktop PC MemoryFrom among theMemory standard DDR3 (PC3-12800) to 8GB memory x 2to expand from 16GB to 32GB!

...By the way, even if you buy 1 x 16GB instead of 2 x 8GB and insert it into an available slot, the total size will be 32GB. (*I heard that dual-channel 8GB x 2 is faster in terms of processing speed)

Also, even if there are only two memory slots, two 16GB x 2 cards will give you 32GB.

The combination of these two will be a combination of slot availability and the memory purchase budget. (For example, 2 x 16GB are less likely to cause problems than 4 x 8GB, but 16GB is more expensive.)

 

For more detailed information, please refer to these articles to learn more about the different memory standards and dual channel.

The article also includes details about memory standards, how to use CPU-Z, and how to replace memory.

The article explains how to do dual channels and their effects in an easy-to-understand manner.

 

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(2) Know that memory has initial defects and compatibility issues.

Hm-hmm...

The second point to check before adding memory is this

Know that computer memory has "initial defects" and "compatibility issues!"

 

First, let's talk about "initial defects".

There is a certain probability that the memory you buy is defective from the start.

It's unfortunate if you get an early defective memory.If memory purchased new has an initial defect, the seller will most likely replace it.

However, there may be a time limit, such as "initial defective replacement within one week of delivery," so it is a good idea to plug the purchased memory into your PC as soon as possible after it arrives and check for any problems.

And if it looks like it was an early defective memoryKeep the box or case that the memory came in, as you will need it when replacing the memory.I recommend the following!

 

Next, let's talk about the "compatibility issue".

This is aProblems such as malfunctions that occur due to combinations of memories or compatibility with other computer parts, even though there is no problem with the memory alone.Here it is.

I think this is probably the reason why Toha's computer sometimes crashes with a blue screen.

It is said that to avoid memory compatibility problems, it is better to use a combination of memory from the same manufacturer and the same lot.

The same lot means that the products were made in the same factory at the same time; memory sold as a set, such as 2 x 8GB, are basically the same lot.

Therefore, there is no problem when using memory purchased as a set of two cards, but in the case of memory expansion, it will be used in combination with existing memory, so there is a possibility of memory compatibility problems.

 

To be frank, Toha thinks that whether or not there will be a compatibility problem is a matter of luck.

Even memory from the same manufacturer may cause problems if the lot is different, and even memory from different manufacturers may not cause problems if they are compatible with each other...

So here is the memory that Toha purchased this time.

v-color DDR3 PC3-12800 8GB memory x 2

It is not Kingston memory.

Here is the memory from Kingston, the same manufacturer as the memory that was originally installed in Tohas' computer.

Kingston Desktop PC Memory DDR3 1600 (PC3-12800) 8GBx2
Kingston Technology
Japan Authorized Distributor
Standard: PC3-12800 (DDR3-1600) / Capacity: 16GB (8GB x 2) / Interface: UDIMM / Voltage: 1.5V JEDEC compliant (without XMP2.0) / Cas Latency: 11 / Warranty: Lifetime / Free technical support

 

When Toha was looking...Kingston memory was expensive...

So I tried a slightly less expensive memory from a different manufacturer, and I guess I was unlucky and the problem occurred...

I also overheard that memory compatibility problems are almost non-existent these days, so it may have something to do with the fact that Toha's computer is rather old or something like that.

If you take this case as a lesson to you, please buy the same manufacturer's memory as your existing one and enjoy the memory expansion.

However, there is no guarantee that 100% is safe if the memory is from the same manufacturer, so please consider your budget carefully.

By the way, when looking for memory to purchase on the Internet, check the memory specification carefully. If there is an "L" at the back of the memory standard andLow-voltage versions of memory are labeled as DDR3L and PC4L.and cannot be used on unsupported computers. Be careful, it's easy to make a mistake!

 

2021/2/12 Postscript ●

 

After adding memory to V-color, although the situation has improved, it still occasionally blue screens, so I purchased a new memory from Kingston, the same manufacturer that was originally inserted into the V-color, and replaced it with V-color.

 

I thought that if it was the same manufacturer, there would be no problem, but the blue screen problem did not improve...

 

The end result.by natureI removed the old Kingston memory I was using, combined the V-color with the new Kingston memory, and now I don't get any blue screens!

 

I haven't had a blue screen for 6 months now, so I guess that solves the memory problem for Toha.

It seems that 100% is not okay if it is made by the same manufacturer after all. > <

 

Postscript so far

 

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(3) Inserting the purchased memory into the computer is easy; the important thing is after insertion.

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Now it is time to install the purchased memory in the computer.

As a pain in the ass, I basically don't want to open the lid of my computer, but it is actually easier than I thought it would be if I tried. Just be careful not to damage your computer with static electricity.

This article will help you with specific instructions on how to open the computer and insert the memory ~.

 

And after inserting the memory into the computer, it's important to carefully check the memory status and the computer!

If your computer does not boot properly or if the memory is not properly recognizedFirst, remove the inserted memory and reinsert it, or swap the location of the inserted memory and try again.

I think there is a good chance that simply reinserting the memory will solve the problem. In fact, it may be that the memory is just not plugged in properly.

I searched the net for ways to fix the blue screen problem on the TOHA and tried various methods, but the situation remained the same.Finally, we made a significant improvement by swapping where the memory was inserted.

 

As in the case of this TOHA, it is possible to have a blue screen or other problems later, even though there seemed to be no problem at first glance, so it is advisable to keep a close eye on the computer for a while after the memory is added.

If you are unlucky enough to encounter a blue screen, you should be able to fix the problem by investigating the error message on the blue screen and searching for the cause, or by removing the inserted memory and putting it back in.

Bull Screen Screen

The same blue screen can have different contents here every time!

Blue screen Various stop codes

I hope you don't get too many blue screens because it is heartbreaking when a computer suddenly goes blue screen.

BlueScreenView software can also be used to examine more detailed information and track down the cause of the problem.

 

By the way, when you open the Toha's computer, this is what it looks like inside.

Inside the computer Where memory is inserted

The blue area is the empty memory slot.

To add memory, all you have to do is insert the memory here, which is surprisingly hard and hurts my fingers!

In such cases, I found it very easy to press the memory by placing the eraser (without the case) on the back of the memory and then pressing it with my finger.

Also, dust can accumulate inside the computer, so it might be a good idea to clean it with an air duster or something while you open the computer.

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Summary: Memory expansion is risky, but memory shortage will be solved~.

Memory~.

In this article, we'll be discussing Toha's real-life experience with memory expansion.Three points to keep in mind when considering memory expansionThe following is a description of the

  1. Check carefully the type and number of pieces of memory for your computer!
  2. Be aware that memory can have initial defects and compatibility issues.
  3. Inserting the purchased memory into the computer is easy, the important part is after insertion.

When adding memory, it is important to first check and carefully confirm the memory that fits your computer.

Incompatible memory may not be usable or may cause problems with your computer.

Check before you add memory!
  • Which memory can be used for notebook PCs and desktop PCs?
  • Capacity, number, and manufacturer of the memory currently inserted in the computer
  • Is there room in the computer's memory slot?
  • Which memory standard (DDR3, DDR4, low voltage versions, and other types)
  • Does the PC support dual-channel memory, etc.?

Keeping in mind that there may be initial defects or compatibility problems, once you have purchased the memory for expansion, simply insert it into your PC and the memory expansion is complete.

After insertion, we recommend that you check to see if the memory size has increased properly and keep an eye on your computer for a while to see if there are any unusual problems.

 

There is a possibility that adding more memory, like in Toha, will cause other problems...well, just a little bit, but the problem we wanted to solve, which is lack of memory, will be solved for sure.

If you are having trouble using your computer due to lack of memory, please don't be too afraid to try to install more memory, and please refer to Toha's experience.

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Aim for a comfortable computer life

 

...but just make sure you back up your computer just in case!

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