KillerKrieg Feb 16, 2014 @ 12:59am
Game crashed, complained of "low OS Pool memory" or something
I started recieving a "warning" that my os pool memory was low, I believe that was what it was but I am not exactly sure. I was playing a game online and it was running pretty much fine up until that part. What is this if anyone knows? Will it happen again? What can I do to prevent this?(I am on a Windows XP media center edition 2005 and I was told this game would run on my OS.) Please help, I am going to be really sad if I blew my allowance on this game only to find out it is going to crash and kick me out of games by the second phase.
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mwob Feb 16, 2014 @ 6:46am 
try to verify your game caches
or set in Left 4 Dead 2 options the "Paged Pool Memory Available" on medium or low
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KillerKrieg Feb 16, 2014 @ 8:32am 
How do I verify my game caches? Also, paged pool memory is also set on low.
KillerKrieg Feb 16, 2014 @ 9:12am 
Thank you for that but I already happened upon that in another topic and re-verified my files. Two files failed to verify and were re-aquired.
mwob Feb 17, 2014 @ 3:34am 
Try to enable/disable multicore rendering.
Sinful Consecration Feb 17, 2014 @ 4:02am 
I get this error using HLDJ. Sometimes when I press the button to play a song at the same time someone else speaks through their mic; this error happens.
battle2525 Feb 18, 2014 @ 12:14am 
This steam support article might be relevant to your situation about running out of page pool memory.

With your current computer setup, might want to disable unnecessary background/startup programs so it's not using a lot of memory. (All those programs adds up even if they are using very little). Good luck.
☠Soul Assassin︻芫══↼ Feb 18, 2014 @ 3:10am 
Add more ram to your computer. Also i would suggest a pc upgrade. But what ever you do DO NOT buy a prebuilt pc they are junk. Build your own you can build a nice fast pc for gaming for under $1000.00 bucks. Newegg . com has tons of deals and you can get good name brand pc parts for cheap. I built my pc and i only paid 3 grand for it but if i bought the parts when they was not on sale i would have over 7 grand in it.
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KillerKrieg Feb 18, 2014 @ 1:00pm 
Battle2525, thank you SO much man, I had no idea where to look for support on this.
KillerKrieg Feb 18, 2014 @ 1:18pm 
Battle, so according to the steps, I uninstalled a driver I don't use anymore. Modifying the game's files was a no go, not possible because neither file it told me I could get rid of was there. Just putting it out there, anyone think I REALLY NEED realtek High definition audio driver?
☠Soul Assassin︻芫══↼ Feb 18, 2014 @ 1:55pm 
Originally posted by KillerKrieg:
Just putting it out there, anyone think I REALLY NEED realtek High definition audio driver?

Well if you don't want sound for your games then uninstall it then. But if you want sound don't uninstall it.
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KillerKrieg Feb 18, 2014 @ 2:20pm 
Thanks for the heads up.
KillerKrieg Feb 18, 2014 @ 2:48pm 
Well now that I have disabled unnecessary background items, the game will not play online at all. It immediately takes me out of the game and removes it, no error messages no nothing. -_-
KillerKrieg Feb 18, 2014 @ 7:31pm 
Battle2525, I just wanted to say that my game has stopped crashing. Now, it will allow me to run the game under the conditions suggested in the guide. I will see tonight if it will get me past that car park.
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