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I just upgraded to 2GB of ram and so I set my page file to 100MB. So I played battlefield 2 with some programs open... it ran perfectly with not a bit of lag... and I quit to find a message that windows has run out of virtual memory and it's increasing my paging file size. ***? I mean I have 2 gigs so what's going on? As you can see in task manager my peak usage was around 1500MB out of 2000MB maximum. Any ideas?
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DOnt woorry man..
I get that message all the time..

What i did is there is this program that tells u the size of ur page file.
ANd i just found out what it was at the start of windows.
THus all of the windows files that should be paged are.
ANd it was 550mb or something like that.

And so all my games and stuff are on my ram.
It just says that it changes it.. It doesnt actually change it.
I get no problems in any game or program either.
Tho if I put my page file higher games are lagged a bit.
And if i make it lower or off i get some instability.
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Originally Posted by ati_guy
DOnt woorry man..
I get that message all the time..

What i did is there is this program that tells u the size of ur page file.
ANd i just found out what it was at the start of windows.
THus all of the windows files that should be paged are.
ANd it was 550mb or something like that.

And so all my games and stuff are on my ram.
It just says that it changes it.. It doesnt actually change it.
I get no problems in any game or program either.
Tho if I put my page file higher games are lagged a bit.
And if i make it lower or off i get some instability.
So what do you have yours at?
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wow i was way off.. lol.. damn my memory.
i got it at 150mb.. if u search for the program u could find out urs yourslef cus im sure itd be different for different setups.
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Originally Posted by ati_guy
wow i was way off.. lol.. damn my memory.
i got it at 150mb.. if u search for the program u could find out urs yourslef cus im sure itd be different for different setups.
Yes I have that program. It's task manager.
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What version of the game are you running ?
I think older versions like 1.01 had memory leaks. This could explain the fact that your system is exceeding 2Gb in terms of total memory needs.
If you're not already running the latest patch (1.20 I think) then get it here

There's also a known bug but it only happens when ATI video cards are running in Crossfire mode... which is not your case.
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KNOWN ISSUE - ATI CROSSFIRE CARDS
- Crossfire cards with 256 Megs of memory, running in CrossFire mode will run out of memory at very high resolution settings.
On very high resolutions, such as 1920x1440 with 6x antialiasing. In CrossFire mode the ATI drivers are more restrictive about where resources are located, and as a result run out of memory sooner than with a single board. This running out of memory causes the device context creation to fail. The result is that the game just sits in a loop with a black screen. If you experience a context creation failure change your resolution to a lower setting (e.g. 1024x768 or even lower).
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No its not..
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post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by z_one
What version of the game are you running ?
I think older versions like 1.01 had memory leaks. This could explain the fact that your system is exceeding 2Gb in terms of total memory needs.
If you're not already running the latest patch (1.20 I think) then get it here

There's also a known bug but it only happens when ATI video cards are running in Crossfire mode... which is not your case.
Quote from this webpage:
I have 1.2. But the point is that I didn't get to 2 gigs usage... I was only around 1.5 gigs at the peak usage (recorded by task manager in the screenshot.
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Originally Posted by z_one
What version of the game are you running ?
I think older versions like 1.01 had memory leaks. This could explain the fact that your system is exceeding 2Gb in terms of total memory needs.
If you're not already running the latest patch (1.20 I think) then get it here

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I have 1.2. But the point is that I didn't get to 2 gigs usage... I was only around 1.5 gigs at the peak usage (recorded by task manager in the screenshot).
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the files name is WinXP-2K_Pagefile
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