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these direct x errors are rampant on my rig for some reason and bf3 seems to eat up all my ram to give me those "running out of virtual memory" errors.

should i dump 4 more gb or ram onto my rig or should i just wait for dice to fix the memory leak issues that may be the cause of my problem?
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Originally Posted by subliminally incorrect View Post
these direct x errors are rampant on my rig for some reason and bf3 seems to eat up all my ram to give me those "running out of virtual memory" errors.

should i dump 4 more gb or ram onto my rig or should i just wait for dice to fix the memory leak issues that may be the cause of my problem?
i am getting them to so its not just you
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Couldn't hurt for how cheap DDR3 is going these days.
 
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4GB now days is not enough to be honest. Firefox by its self sometimes take up to 2GB and windows 7 takes 2GB, so there is a 4GB gone without even running any game.
so i think you should get another 4 GB.
    
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post #5 of 33
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4GB now days is not enough to be honest. Firefox by its self sometimes take up to 2GB and windows 7 takes 2GB, so there is a 4GB gone without even running any game.
so i think you should get another 4 GB.
how the hell does a webbrowser take up 2 gb of memory? what the hell are you loading on firefox?

AFAIK my windows desktop and start up programs only take up 1.3GB
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post #6 of 33
If I wre you, I would defiantly upgrade the ram. It will help a lot in the long run and your performance will increase as well. I currently have 12gn of ram and I use around 9gb when I'm pulling some serious multitasking. I don't really see the harm seeing as bf3 is such an advanced game; also dice can also ix so much, inevitably your still going to be pushing your ram to the max. Hole that clears it up for you!

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post #7 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by subliminally incorrect View Post
how the hell does a webbrowser take up 2 gb of memory? what the hell are you loading on firefox?

AFAIK my windows desktop and start up programs only take up 1.3GB
hahaha I open too many tabs

[Added]
Right now i'm using about 2.3GB of ram. my apps are Afterburner - steam - Nod 32 antivirus - MSN - Internet download manger - virtual cd - Firefox and couple more
Edited by Fantasy - 10/26/11 at 4:08pm
    
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post #8 of 33
Why not? 4 gigs of ram is dirt cheap right now. Good time to future proof your self.
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post #9 of 33
Windows 7 scales to how much RAM you have, so it will use more memory if you have 8GB versus 4GB.

It wouldn't hurt to get more, it doesn't cost very much these days. My PC uses about 4.5GB of memory total while running BF3 for me.
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16820145345

Awesome ram, less then 50 bucks shipped!
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