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FSX destroyed my computer.

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I was cruising around in FSX having a good time when the game crashed and I got a message saying:

"Windows has used all available memory, virtual and real."

I couldn't believe myself. I have 4GB of DDR2 memory plus 2GB of paging files. Man FSX is a hog.
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Yah but it is so much fun.
    
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post #3 of 13
Use the /3GB switch in the boot.ini file to use the RAM for the application more and it will only let the OS top out at using 1GB RAM, your mobo needs to support the PCI memory allocation above the 4GB address as well
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Use the /3GB switch in the boot.ini file to use the RAM for the application more and it will only let the OS top out at using 1GB RAM, your mobo needs to support the PCI memory allocation above the 4GB address as well


I am running Vista x64.
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What OS are you running and what settings do you use in game?
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Use a flash drive for Readyboost.
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What OS are you running and what settings do you use in game?
Vista x64

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I am running Vista x64.
Sorry...was not aware of your OS
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post #9 of 13
I was playing some FSX just last night! Where is your favorite place to fly Paul? Last night I took off from Inverness (love Scotland), flew a ways, and then just went on the radio and landed at the nearest airport which happened to be Fearn (short flight ). The ATC sent me all over the place!
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I was playing some FSX just last night! Where is your favorite place to fly Paul? Last night I took off from Inverness (love Scotland), flew a ways, and then just went on the radio and landed at the nearest airport which happened to be Fearn (short flight ). The ATC sent me all over the place!
I like flying around my area (Daytona Beach). I have a blast shooting IFR approaches at 7L DAB.
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