It's not that though, actual usage stays below 30%, but one of the apps is trying to reserve a block of continuous memory. Even though there's lots of memory it wants one chunk all together. And it's just not there as it's fragmented.Well, Chrome is said to eat memory at a prodigious rate...
On a properly configured system that is reasonably stable, there shouldn't be any such thing.a lot of programs are bad at / don't even TRY, to estimate if you'd get crashes from overloading/CPU drag
A swap file, even if nothing is ever actually paged out to it, is quite important for memory management purposes.Welp, I found out why the game was crashing. I've been "running out of memory". Even though my memory usage is less than 30% with everything running. It seems that chrome, ED, or discord (or a combination of them) is requesting a large block of memory while running even though the program isn't "using it". I have never run a swap file with the 960pro SSD (and never had a problem until now) but it seems because physical memory becomes fragmented over time, one of these programs is requesting a contiguous block of memory and it's just not there as one large addressable chunk. So I've had to enable my swap file again. Which isn't a big deal at all. Hope this thread helps someone else out!
thank you for the reply however it is already been solved as my swap file was disabled. I did not have a problem previously playing Elite dangerous without a swap file however something has changed on either my PC or one of the programs I use within the last 2 months. However everything is great now and no crashes in over 24 hours.hmm, might turning off the pre-shading cache, reduce the overall amount loaded, ready-to-go?
it might mean longer times waiting for things to load before you can enter a area, or higher CPU usage?