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Hi Everyone,

New to OCN, great forum you guys have here!

Recently I put together this budget build for my gf so she can play SC2:

Mobo: Gigabyte 970A-D3
CPU: AMD X4 Phenom 955 Black edition
CPU heatsink: Arctic Freezer Pro 7 Rev2
RAM: mushkin silverline 4GB DDR3-1333
Videocard: XFX GT240
PSU: 400W
monitor: 22" 1920x1080

But she's been having some problems. She can basically play the game on max settings on 1920x1080 but after about 3 or so games she gets a "low page pool memory" warning and then her screen gets all 'fuzzy'.. almost like the static you get on TV.

Other than the game she doesn't really have anything running in the background.. maybe MSN, skype + antivirus but that's it.

Does anyone know what the problem is and how I can fix it? Any help is appreciated, thanks!

EDIT - when she alt-tabs out of the game, it corrects itself immediately.. but once she clicks on the game again the fuzziness comes back.
Edited by CloudWhite - 8/30/11 at 8:16pm
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New to OCN, great forum you guys have here!
Flattery will get you everywhere Welcome.

What OS?

You want to increase the virtual memory. For Win 7 / Vista;

Go to start>right click on my computer>properties>advance system settings>under advance tab>click settings for the performance area>click advance tab again and you should see your virtual memory section.

Change it to 1.5 x the RAM.
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What hard drive are you using? SSD that is running out of room perhaps?

First though is to increase your page file size and double check that all your memory is being seen by windows.
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^^ Hi coldplay, thanks!

She's running Win7 ultimate.. I've already increased the virtual memory range to 6-8GB, didn't help sadly...
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What hard drive are you using? SSD that is running out of room perhaps?

First though is to increase your page file size and double check that all you memory is being seen by windows.
Thanks Phoenix. She's running a standard 500GB 7200rpm hard drive, brand new nothing's on it.

How can I check that all the memory is being seen by Windows? (Right clicking into properties from 'My Computer' shows it recognizes 4GB, is this right?)
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Got a screen shot of mem usage when the message appears?

Is all of the RAM being shown? 32 or 64 bit? Of course, 32 bit is limited to 4Gb minus the GPU memory.

"Open System by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking System.

In the System section, under Memory (RAM), you can view the amount of RAM your computer has."

edit: you've checked and that's correct...

edit II: try disabling AV.
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post #7 of 8
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Originally Posted by makecoldplayhistory View Post
Got a screen shot of mem usage when the message appears?

Is all of the RAM being shown? 32 or 64 bit? Of course, 32 bit is limited to 4Gb minus the GPU memory.

"Open System by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking System.

In the System section, under Memory (RAM), you can view the amount of RAM your computer has."

edit: you've checked and that's correct...

edit II: try disabling AV.
She's running 64 bit. I'll check her RAM again using your method.

EDIT - leads me to the same screen haha! still says 4.00GB.. any other ideas?
Edited by CloudWhite - 8/30/11 at 9:01pm
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Here's the screen shot guys, for some reason it only shows 32MB free.. Any ideas?

At idle it shows ~2100mb free.

EDIT - you can see some artifacting in this screen shot still
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