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  1. Posts : 127
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    Low Virtual Memory


    I know this might start a slight argument after some of the articles I've read. Yesterday I was editing a video and all three monitors blanked out and came back. My color profiles on the monitor went to their stock setting and it was a quick fix of just rebooting the machine. I immediately went to event viewer and I got a low virtual memory error. I'm near positive that I dont have this set correctly and i know that I had the system checked to not self manage. So that I dont have this issue again,... what should I have my settings set to in regards to this. I know that I have more than enough resoruces... I'm pushing 64gb of Ram and I have a dedicated scratch disk. Now that I write this i dont think that I had the scratch disk set properly to the right drive but I would still like to hear input on the correct settings I should have if anyone could
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  2. Samuria's Avatar
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    You don't give much detail like what video editor and video details is are you using 4k 60fps how long is video?
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  3. Posts : 127
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    Sorry. So I was using Premiere Pro, the video was just a screen recording of my desktop. So nothing really heavy. I thought I had all my details of the machine that popped up when i posted. Nonetheless.... it's an i9 7900x processor with a m.2 ssd drive with the os and programs on it. All the creative programs are all set to a 250gb ssd scratch disk. But I did notice that for some reason Premiere was set to scratch to the M.2 for some reason. The video card is a Nvidita GTX 1080 8GB card. The other thing is too I have MSI afterburner running as well. Whether or not that tripped the error I dunno. I'm just going off the error report in event viewer that flagged Low Virtual Memory Low Virtual Memory-screenshot_20191116-064650_vnc-viewer.jpgLow Virtual Memory-screenshot_20191116-064650_vnc-viewer.jpg
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  4. Posts : 345
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    Go for a seperate Hard Drive and use that for the Pagefile. Set initial to about 200mb and max to about 25gb. It can be abit of trial and error so have a mess about with different amounts.
    It used to be the maximum pagefile was 1.5 x the amount of ram installed. You could try that and see how it works. Im not 100% sure on the optimum inital and max amount these days as i leave it set to auto
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  5. Posts : 127
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    Ok. I can do that I have a spare 250gb drive in there that I use for scratch for all the Adobe tittles
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  6. Berton's Avatar
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    A number of Windows versions ago the recommendation for the Swap File [paging file] was 2.5 times the physical RAM then somewhere around WinXP, WinVIsta or Win7 it went to 1.5 times the RAM. With the newer HDDs having sufficient space it never seemed to hurt using the maximum recommended setting with "heavy duty" functions such as large spreadsheets, data bases, video editing, etc., going higher should help. Some references:
    paging file - Bing
    If having more than 1 drive in the computer I found it best to have at least a 2GB paging file set for all internal drives except a larger on one mainly for those program installations that look for the file in a specified location such as the same drive where the OS is installed and not to set the paging file on removable/USB drives.
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  7. Posts : 345
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    I have always been under the impression to run the pagefile on a completely blank drive and nothing else, but after trying it with other folders in the same location, it made no difference to how it performed !
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  8. Posts : 127
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    So what your suggesting is, since I have more than one harddrive in there literally only as scratch for the other programs that I should set the paging file to that drive rather than on the drive that contains the OS and programs that I'm running on a daily basis ?
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  9. Posts : 345
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    You got it ! You could use a USB drive for the Pagefile but im not entirely sure how long it would last :-0

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    You will have two files. Pagefile and Hyberfil. Running this on another drive could potentially fix any Hibernation or sleep issues. Something else to figure out !
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  10. TairikuOkami's Avatar
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    It looks more like a memory leak, most likely due to a driver issue? Try updating your drivers or cleanmem. 64GB and you still use a pagefile? I see no reason to slow down the work. Try to disable it temporarily. HDD nor SSD, can not even compare to RAM. The crash occured, because of pagefile usage 31+14+11=56GB.
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