I've posted about this type of thing before but now that I've started playing games again it's continuing to be a problem.
Yesterday I went to play Sniper Elite V2 and about an hour into the game I got kicked back to my desktop with a warning to close Firefox because my memory was dangerously low. I checked my usage and it was ~30%, plenty of memory. Though semi-pretty, the game is not the most intensive game I've played.
I booted up Papa & Yo this morning to give it a shot. Less intensive than Tomb Raider, Max Payne 3 and other games I've run with zero issue (aside from the same annoying "low memory" warning above). About 30 min it, the game crashed and told me I had run out of video memory. I did a mem test last time and found no errors, and did a similar thing with a video test this morning.
The ONLY thing I can think of is that I have a videocard in this laptop, but also onboard video. Could it be trying to run these off of my on-board video?
Here are my specs:
Intel Core i7-3632QM @ 2.20GHz
8.00 GB (7.88GB usable) RAM
64 bit OS, x64-based processor
Intel HD Graphics 4000 (onboard)
NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE