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Unable to allocate memory


OSNN Junior Addict
Hey, can anybody help.... I have an Xp Pro box that keeps on displaying UNABLE TO ALLOCATE MEMORY SIZE 2. This is getting to me as the box has its swap file set to it's max, 2 X 512 Duel DDR chips set in slot 1 & 3, with a 256mb graphics card. Any ideas?

Thanks in advance - Adamas


Blame me for the RAZR's
ok keep us posted id run the basic test with mem test if no errors if run extended in this situation after basic (but this takes a while) keep coming back and i will help you as much as i can.


OSNN Junior Addict
I have run the basic test, no errors, I left the extended test, which is still running. The last I checked there were no errors & 46 passes.


OSNN Junior Addict
Ok, I am using XP pro on a stand alone machine, not a server, at first I thought that the warning was happening when a I was using a graphic intense & Ram hungry program, but this is not the case. The program I was using at the time was Surpac, a 3D mining package, the last time I had just opened FlashMX when it happened.

I have increased the virtual memory again, but have not had a chance to test it yet – the machine is at my house, where I have no telephone / mobile or network connection (how sad) so sorry if I don’t reply sooner. I am starting to think that it could be a memory fragmentation problem, thanks IDLE, interesting article. Hopefully I will have good news on Monday.


OSNN Junior Addict
Ok people, It seems that things are working, I haven't decided what seems to have fixed the problem. Things I did.

Re-seat the RAM
Increase switch file
Update the Northbridge chip

So far I have not had the problem again ..... thankx for all your suggestions.

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