out of memory error?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by bloker, Jul 11, 2002.

  1. bloker

    bloker Guest

    Hi
    i have installed fractal design painter 5 on my machine and it wont run at all just gives me an out of memory error there is nothing running at the time i have a gig of ram and plenty of drive space to.....this is the only prgram i have had this with it runs photoshop ok?
    this program ran in 2000 ok previously any help would be great thanks
    bloker
     
  2. Tabula Rasa

    Tabula Rasa Stranger Than Kindness Political User

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    if you have a gig of memory it's probebly a software eror,
    maybe there is some update that will help?

    by the way whats your virtual memory size.
     
  3. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    make sure ypur page file is set correctly
     
  4. bloker

    bloker Guest

    out of memory error fixed

    :) :) thanks very much !!! altered page file size works fine now

    regards bloker
     
  5. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    bloker...realy glad that helped, now, I'd love to know what the original settings were, and what you wound up setting it too.

    I believe your situation exemplifies why the page file should never be set static...you couldn't have run out of memory, if expansion was enabled...

    even if you wound up increasing the page file, make sure that expansion is enabled.

    also, since it's obvious you did increase the page file sixe, use the little proggy I posted on the free programs thread to defrag the page file.

    once it's defragged, it'll remain defragged, and you won't ever have to do it again.

    please post your original settings, and what you wound up with ...tanx
     
  6. bloker

    bloker Guest

    dealer

    dealer hi
    the initial size size was 1536mb with the maximum size set at 3072mb both of which was set by windows based on my ram.

    i have now actually reduced initial size to 512mb and kept maximium at 3072mb this allows windows to adjust if so required.

    what is the defrag prog about ?

    bloker
     
  7. You have to be careful with programs like that - the calcuations need are memory hogs (as you problay know ;) ). And the chew up the processer time.
     
  8. Perris Calderon

    Perris Calderon Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Re: dealer

    well holy fujizty...I'm amzed lowering the page file minimum helped...I'm thinking if you reset it back to the default, the program will run fine...possbly some glich in your page file, but I can't figure this one out

    as far as the defrag program...xp cannot defrag the page file, as it's in use during the defrag...this program defrags the page file on boot...