Patch says to big for memory. Painkiller.

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by syllinx, Jun 14, 2004.

  1. syllinx

    syllinx OSNN Junior Addict

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    Just curious if anybody knows the reason of my problem. I try to install the new painkiller patch but it goes to a dos prompt and says not enough system memory. I have 1 gig of ram and a 600 meg swap file. Any clue what is causing this?
     
  2. dreamliner77

    dreamliner77 The Analog Kid

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    well, of the top of my head I'd say that your swap (paging file) is way, way too small. Do a forum search for paging file. Perris wrote a great article on this.
     
  3. Mainframeguy

    Mainframeguy Debiant by way of Ubuntu Folding Team

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    Indeed, that will explain the background and why, but the basic recommendation will be to allow your page file to be system managed - and the probable initial result from that will be an increase in size to about 1.5GB
     
  4. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Or be simple like me and let WindowsXP manage it's own page file, presuming you use that OS of course.
     
  5. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    general rule of swap, which still applies because apps are getting ever larger, is 1.5xRAM