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I lack ram.

Both vram and system ram it seems, so I started to dabble into the great unknown (at least for me) called Page File.

I even went so far as to use an older laptop drive as a dedicated page file (manually set to 16-25000).

The problem is, while tracking the page file during gameplay it seems to work fine. I don't have any problems, game play is smooth as if I wasn't ram limited. However after awhile the screen will freeze for a moment (gpu usage drops from 99%~ to 15% and when I look over at my page file tracker it has shrunk from 3.8GB to 300MB.

When I exit out back out one step of the game, but don't exit it instantly the page file is restored to around 2.4GB and when I re-enter the game it jumps right back up to around 3.8GB...

Also sometimes when it loads up it resets and climbs back up, but not as high and when I exit back out it jumps up, then goes down........

So I'm pretty confused (as I'm sure you can tell) as to what causes that, and if there is any way to prevent that from happening?

Also would another 2x2gb kit of ram help in this case? I have too much invested in my 470s and their resale value has tanked so if I tried to sell them I'd probably lose quite a bit of performance in every other game
    
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With another 2x2gb kit you can just disable pageprofile all together and get more performance from you pc. Ram is a whole lot faster than the hdd.
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Ok, another question then...

Can I mismatch kits?

By that I mean, can I have 1 2x set of 2gb sticks and 1 2x set of 4gb sticks for a total of 12gb operating in dual channel mode?
    
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How much ram do you have!? I use 2G with Crysis2... I haven't seen many games that really need more than 2...
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Yes but only the lower-sized kit will work in dual channel mode. The higher-sized kit will work in single-channel mode.

This is what it states in the manual anyway. Chapter 2 Page 6.
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How much ram do you have!? I use 2G with Crysis2... I haven't seen many games that really need more than 2...
Things change when you add DX11 and the high res texture pack.

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Yes but only the lower-sized kit will work in dual channel mode. The higher-sized kit will work in single-channel mode.

This is what it states in the manual anyway. Chapter 2 Page 6.
So if I have the 2x2gb sticks in the blue slots, and the 2x4gb sticks in the black slots only the blue slots will work in dual channel?

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Things change when you add DX11 and the high res texture pack.



So if I have the 2x2gb sticks in the blue slots, and the 2x4gb sticks in the black slots only the blue slots will work in dual channel?

Lame
If they are similar in specs they should work in dual channel just fine.

Try setting a static pagefile. I have a 512mb one on my SSD. Fast pagefile beats a slow one
Edited by linkin93 - 7/20/11 at 11:05pm
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Things change when you add DX11 and the high res texture pack.



So if I have the 2x2gb sticks in the blue slots, and the 2x4gb sticks in the black slots only the blue slots will work in dual channel?

Lame
Texture packs will effect Video memory and not system memory. Windows doesn't page the Video mem, only system mem. So no things shouldn't change at all, as it should be your video card loading the high res textures.

[edit] You can't run dual channel memory and single channel at the same time, it is all or nothing.
Edited by mushroomboy - 7/21/11 at 11:26am
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