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That message is about video ram, not system ram.

This makes sense. I generally get this message with FSX and my RAM is far from full. Maybe the GPU RAM gets full.
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That message is about video ram, not system ram.
This.
Aero doesn't use system RAM, so it must be related to VRAM. I get it when playing Skyrim mods and sometimes BF3, but that's it.
Edited by Mookster - 12/12/12 at 12:11am
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post #23 of 42
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That message is about video ram, not system ram.

This

I get this while playing BF3 and Skyrim w/ mods. I don't know how they eat up 3gb of vram so quickly on a 2560x1440 res tongue.gif
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That message is about video ram, not system ram.

Yup this is right. Disabling Aero still helps though
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I was reading that people had been getting that message with vram leakage
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post #26 of 42
I don't have aero enabled on my rig but I do have three monitors so maybe this could be a clue to the issue for me.

In regards to running out of VRAM, 2 of my monitors are plugged into a GTX260 and my main one is on my 680.

Would BF3 (maxed settings) consume 2 GB VRAM?
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I guess it depends on the resolution of the monitor you're playing BF3 on, but for 1080p it sounds a little too high me thinks.
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post #28 of 42
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I don't have aero enabled on my rig but I do have three monitors so maybe this could be a clue to the issue for me.
In regards to running out of VRAM, 2 of my monitors are plugged into a GTX260 and my main one is on my 680.
Would BF3 (maxed settings) consume 2 GB VRAM?

How does your 260 work out for dedicated physx? I was thinking of getting one for that.
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post #29 of 42
I use it primarily to power my 2 outer monitors and take some load off my 680 for gaming on my central monitor. The only game that I have tested it on is Borderlands 2 and that wasn't the best game to test it on as it was known to have a performance issue or two.

However it does seem to work when I need it to.
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post #30 of 42
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Originally Posted by Brainsick View Post

That message is about video ram, not system ram.


And what do you think dwm actually uses?
Here I tell you what, start GPUz (with aero/dwm working). Take note of Memory Usage. Then disable DWM (you can also use the high contrast theme). Take note of the vram reduction.

It appears that this message pops up when dwm is beyond 70K (while gaming). I've seen it more so in 32bit then in 64 bit win7. So the best thing to do, as was already suggested, is to disable desktop Composition and Visual Themes for the games you play.

Edit:

I have a better way to try this.
-Start Services
-Find Desktop Window Manager Session Manager and highlight it (don't open it)
-In the upper left corner of the Services Window you will see Start and Stop the service. Select the option to stop the service.
-With GPUz already opened and tabbed to Sensors take note of the Memory Usage. It may take a few seconds to see the change.
Edited by EastCoast - 12/12/12 at 4:52pm
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