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I'm not really sure where to start. I'll try to make it as short as possible. I purchased another Sapphire 6950 2gb for crossfire around 2-3 weeks ago. Once I installed this card and started gaming (BFBC2, The Witcher 2, etc.) I get a Windows low memory pop up that says something like this, Windows must shut down (W/E game im running) in order to save RAM & files. I get another pop up if I ignore the first one, if I ignore both my game shuts down randomly 5-10 minutes after. This never happened to me when I only had 1 video card.

Does this mean I have to buy another 2 sticks of RAM and upgrade to 64bit??

Thanks & +rep for helpful input!
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post #2 of 14
I think it's an issue with your page file. <-- Just a guess.

According to the table on this site, Windows 7 Home can accept 4GB of ram.
Edited by leighteam - 7/27/11 at 8:58pm
post #3 of 14
If you have locked the size of your page file it may be time to expand it. Or move it to a different drive if your 64Gb SSD is almost full.

More physical RAM would be advised if this fixes the problem.
post #4 of 14
Try doing a RAM test at a startup menu. You can get there by pressing the actual backspace key, f1, or F2. Its NOT your BIOS. I think you can also do it manually in your Control Panal.

Also, upgrading to 8gbs and 64 is highly recommended.
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Try doing a RAM test at a startup menu. You can get there by pressing the actual backspace key, f1, or F2. Its NOT your BIOS. I think you can also do it manually in your Control Panal.

Also, upgrading to 8gbs and 64 is highly recommended.
There is literally no difference between 4GB and 8GB in gaming and general tasks. Only makes a difference when you do video editing or photoshop...
post #6 of 14
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My page file is disabled I think due to the fact that it was reccomonded when setting up my ssd. Shoudl I expand it?

& thanks for quick responses +rep to you all.
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I changed it to 2000, should that help?

EDIT: How do I change it to another drive?
Edited by WizrdSleevz - 7/27/11 at 9:09pm
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post #8 of 14
Turn it back on and let windows manage the size to see if the issue goes away. If this solves the problem you can try setting it to a smaller size (1024~2048Gb) and test again.
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I set up my C: drive 500/500 and my Raid 0 D: 1000/5000. I'll test it out now. Thanks again & +rep!
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Originally Posted by leighteam View Post
There is literally no difference between 4GB and 8GB in gaming and general tasks. Only makes a difference when you do video editing or photoshop...
Well if this guy if having problems at 4gb... then he might need more.

Also I used the 8gb I have for my minecraft server. Because I can.
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