Memory Issues with starting game.

Discussion in 'Tech Help' started by Sui, Oct 5, 2011.

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    Sui Veteran BOON

    anyone got an idea how i can make my computer use the memory available on my 2nd harddrive instead of my main HDD?

    i got 2GB left on C: wich is the minimum i need

    and like 1.31TeraByte on D:

    damn game loads way too slow
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    Sui Veteran BOON

    the game is installed on D: and both internal HDD fyi
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    Katiechops Guild Master

    you need ot move some of your files/ movies games etc off you C: drive and onto the bigger drive

    stored everything on the 1.31T HD and free up space on the c: drive and your pc will work again.

    simple rules c: drive does the hard work,, the second drive is data storeage
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    Gekido Community Member

    Yeah, thats the only way(that I know of) unless your HDD's support RAID connection... ;)
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    adagio Moderator

    We really need to know what os you are using. Win7 has a problem with the winsxs folder becoming to large.

    Also when you mention memory, are you talking harddrive memory or ram memory?
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    Feidan Community Member

    Cut/Paste System 32. (don't)
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    Tal The Architect

    WTF kc providing tech advice?

    Now I've seen it all.
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    Acina Admin Officer

    This confused me last night, I thought I'd dreamt it!
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    adagio Moderator

    Yesterday was just a very strange day indeed.
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    Karasu Community Member

    Yes this is possible! Same method since winXP:
    * Right-click "Computer"
    * select "Properties"
    * left bar: "Advanced System Settings"
    * "Advanced" tab
    * Performance "Settings..."
    * "Advanced" tab
    * Virtual Memory "Change..."
    * disable "Automatically manage paging file size..."
    * "Set" no paging file on the volumes you don't want as paging memory
    * "Set" system managed size (or custom size, if you really want) on the volumes you want to include.

    I recommend reserving around 2-2.5 GB for pagefile memory.
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    Gekido Community Member

    This is for RAM imitation... he want's his secondary HDD to act as a system HDD, process caching and stuff...
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    Katiechops Guild Master

    Have I never told you I have a degree in electornic and electrical engineering and a Masters degree in Instrumentation? computers are but little toys and thier workings are but child play......
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    Ketz Veteran BOON

    I love that speech :rofl:
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    Aspira Admin Officer

    Every time I hear it I burst into uncontrollable laughter.

    I always imagine KC building a computer to be like watching a chimp trying to put a square block through a triangular hole. :p
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    Karasu Community Member

    I don't see what you mean.. Do you want another disk to expand the buffer of the primary one? This is first of all unrelated to the files on the HDD and would still be as slow if not even slower. Apart from drive troughput and maybe your bus width if you have an old mobo, the only important thing that happens on your HDD is paging (oh, and the hyberfil.sys). This is a kind of slow memory pre-fetching for larger chuncks that wouldn't fit in RAM. It's an optional extension of the main memory, but I wouldn't turn it off on a Windows system since it will slow down significantly once your RAM is full.
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    Gekido Community Member

    That is why we're saying its impossible... his system HDD would still get overlaoded, since there's only 2GB left on it.
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    Alaisy Veteran BOON

    Perhaps Tumbleweed should've replied already. It was an SSD which was nearly full, now it has 20GB left on it so should be fine. Space Sniffer helped him clean things up a little.

    If you have an SSD, and there are many files on it which you don't really want to delete and you don't want to move them to another drive without messing registry entries or shortcut's up, just use a Link Shell Extension to move things to another HDD.

    And to further clarify this topic, he was not having memory issues but it was a lack of space on his SSD. SSD's tend to get very slow when they have no space left. Also the game in question that ran slow is a beta that uses the loading time as a benchmark as well, the 2nd time after an update it starts up much faster.
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    adagio Moderator

    Control panel/ add/remove programmes would be the easiest way to free up harddrive space. Then install them to the other drivie.

    Speeding up programs is a whole new ball game. This guild could probably write five pages of info on speeding up you comp from changing your start programs. To moving Windows back up to a different drive or stopping it to the tricks.

    We just need the original poster to give us more information.
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    Alaisy Veteran BOON

    What I tried to say Adagio, is that it's been dealt with on teamspeak ;). Leaving it here like this just causes confusion.
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    adagio Moderator

    You posted while I was posting :)

    Also knowing nothing about link shell extension. Does it not confuse win7 winsxs folder? Doesn't that deal with links in Windows aswell? Complete Noob on this issue.

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