This is my first ever post in this section, and hopefully it'll be my last.
So I've been playing games on this laptop more than usual the last couple of weeks and I'm running into an odd problem.
I've played quite a bit of many games, but in particular Tomb Raider, Costume Quest and Lego LOTR (noted only because all three differ in terms of requirements) about an hour into my session I get a popup that prompts me to close the program due to low RAM. I have NO other programs running in the background and I have a 1GB video card and 8 GB RAM.
I can ALWAYS ignore this message and go back to playing with zero lag or problems. However, sometimes I get a forced closure from Windows (or other programs stop working or close) due to being critically low on memory.
After playing Costume Quest, I got the error "page fault in nonpaged area" that forced me to restart the whole machine.
I'm hoping this is some hiccup or setting. I've made sure that windows is managing my paged memory, but due to talking about this in the steam thread, apparently it is setting a bizarrely high amount of memory to my page file. Currently windows has it at 8083MB.
I hope this isn't a RAM failing issue. Help!
The only time I really had a major problem was after playing Tomb Raider, which is the most graphically intense game I've ever run on this laptop. I was also running Chrome and Spotify in the background.
Now I'd just like to find a way to disable this error message.
Thanks for all the help, guys and gals.
There was an old Celeron laptop at my last job that did this all the time on a 64 bit OS, and the shitty way I "fixed" it was to set a custom pagefile size of 16384 MB minimum and maximum size. 16 gigs of pagefile on a system with 4 gigs of RAM might seem a bit much, but hell, 8 gigs of paging didn't fix the problem.