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Author Topic: Virtual Memory Low?  (Read 3890 times)

RnDr FOX

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Virtual Memory Low?
« on: May 07, 2008, 12:10:02 am »

Every time I try to bring up my saloon on the new .97 it takes forever to load and in the end a pop-up occurs saying virtual memory low some programs may be denied access. This has never happened to me before. I have always been using the new version with this project and now it wont let me work on it :'(  A brief background on the project is a simple saloon building the file is 151 kilobytes (the saloon looks much different the the post of it on this website since I have been working on it) but I have been using textures from CG Textures and each texture is about 2 megabytes each and i have about 6-7 different textures on the file along with some bumpmaps for each texture.  What should I do ???
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Re: Virtual Memory Low?
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008, 01:00:29 am »

Virtual Memory is used when your RAM is completely used up and your PC still demands more. Your harddrive is then used to simulate RAM and handle the rest of the load. Typically your harddrive is slower than your RAM, so you get reduced performance once you start using your Virtual Memory. Try avoiding having to use virtual memory at all if you want peak performance!

Apparently you have too many programs running and taking up all of your RAM and then most of your virtual memory. It's possible that before you opened Anim8or, a lot of your virtual memory was being used already. This could mean your system is running slower than it possibly could...it's recommended you uninstall or disable any programs from starting up upon login, and make a search for spyware, adware, malware, or viruses that could be clogging your system resources (try out Spybot Search & Destroy--Be careful with what you fix though! Also update your antivirus software or replace it with something better)

There are a few things you can do:

1. Close all programs out except Anim8or. This will free up more RAM and reduce the amount of virtual memory required.

2. Increase your virtual memory allowance (paging file size). Follow this article for directions:
http://www.delete-computer-history.com/increase-virtual-memory.html

3. Upgrade your RAM. Ram upgrades are cheap and affordable...and they really help increase the performance of your machine! Typically with stock computers/laptops you can upgrade to 2x the amount it currently has. However, make sure you verify the maximum amount and type of RAM it can handle before you go out and buy it (or let a computer shop handle it--more costly though). I recommend newegg.com for cheap memory.
Hope that helps!
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Re: Virtual Memory Low?
« Reply #2 on: May 10, 2008, 12:14:48 am »

Thanks alot Raxx i finally got the file to work. All I had to do is increase the virtual memory allowance to a sad 999MB  our ram is a depressing 512MB but like I said thanks for your help  :D
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