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Core system is low on memory




I'm getting warnings on core system memory low. I'm looking at the prtg system status, i.e. core memory printout and can't detect why. The system is a Win 2003 R2 32bit with 16Gb of ram. The PRTG system process uses only 1.6GB so neither the 4GB limit for 32bit systems is hit, nor the OS has low memory.

Here's the core server log: http://pastebin.com/KsQHcA8r

Please advise.


BR Vladimir

core-server memory prtg

Created on Jul 30, 2014 6:04:40 PM

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In 32bit version of Windows, applications can only use up to 2GB of RAM. So the problem is not the total amount of RAM on this machine. It that this is a 32bit machine.

You can try the the /3GB-switch in the boot.ini, this will allow to use 3GB of RAM for applications: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124810(EXCHG.65).aspx

Created on Aug 1, 2014 11:36:56 AM by  Greg Campion [Paessler Support]

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