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When ever I play Hunt Showdown for extended length of time. My game would crash and take several minutes before it goes back to normal. I checked the event logs and found this: "Windows successfully diagnosed a low virtual memory condition. The following programs consumed the most virtual memory: HuntGame.exe (2488) consumed 13820350464 bytes, NVIDIA Broadcast.exe (8584) consumed 1678733312 bytes, and NVIDIA Virtual Camera.exe (9280) consumed 545423360 bytes."

Anyone know what this means?

I have 16GB of RAMso I shouldn't be running out of memory.
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Virtual memory is your paging file, which uses your hard drive space.
Is your Windows drive full (usually C: drive)?

The default setting has Windows automatically managing the paging file size.
You can check the current settings by following the steps here: https://mcci.com/support/guides/how-to-change-the-windows-pagefile-size/
If it is set to automatically managed, you can try changing the C: drive custom size to something like initial: 16384 and max 32768

FYI, 13820350464 bytes is 13.8 GB so your RAM is mostly used up by the game.
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16gb is not a lot these days. I routinely run out of memory with 32gb of ram.

I believe zerod is correct with the page file. It seems very odd that page file usage is so high. Windows usually doesn't use so much virtual memory unless physical memory is full. Check task manager for programs with high memory usage.
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To diagnose a BSOD, it is best to use the tools provided by Microsoft for analyzing memory dumps. Without the proper diagnosis, it is just guesswork.

Though from the logs it sounds like the system is outta RAM. The taking of a few minutes also sounds like Windows is outta RAM and has to swap back in it's code, once the game frees up memory. You could try doubling the page file size

But a game taking 13+GB of RAM is another cause for concern and does not sound normal. It may be poorly made and have memory leaks.

Also, you might wanna try quitting all unnecessary programs before starting the game. NVIDIA Broadcast.exe is taking 1.6GB and NVIDIA Virtual Camera.exe is using another 520MB
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Sounds like nvidia streaming software? Can try to disable or uninstall them and see if that has any effects.
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Did you turn off your page file? This shouldn't happen, the computer should just keep getting slower and slower until it's useless, but not crash. Of course, unless you also REALLY short on harddrive space for your pagefile (typically C) drive. If so, clean that up (DiskCleanup, or WinDirStat <--personal fave).

I have 32GB of RAM on my "work" PC, and I regularly "need" (thanks Autodesk) more than that; computer doesn't much complain.

Since it takes a while to happen, it's probably just be a memory leak (which it sounds like ... 14GB for that game? LOL, get out of here). And that nVidia Broadcast thing seems to be of dubious value as well, so if the game will run without it, you might want to kill the task before starting your game ( Taskkill /f /im “NVIDIA Broadcast.exe” ). So, while you SHOULDN'T be running out of memory (because that game consuming 14GB is diabolical), you actually are (at least, physical memory). If you also have 50 smaller programs using 50MB each, that can pretty quickly devour your remaining memory.

To see if your page file is somehow turned off :
- Search for "systempropertiesadvanced". When you see it, right click, "Run as administrator".
- Advanced tab, press "Settings" in the Performance area
- Advanced tab again, press "Change" in the Virtual Memory area.

That tickbox at the top should be selected. You should only have a pagefile on one drive, so it should look something like the linked image. In my case, it's on my "C" drive, but you can untick that box, then change it to another drive if you want (try and keep it on an SSD). DO NOT TRY TO MANAGE WINDOWS' PAGE FILE YOURSELF. This is old info from like Win'98. Windows XP and on are best to just let Windows figure it out; it will happily allow you to overuse your RAM by a LOT before it makes your computer unusable.
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I have like 46 chrome tabs opened. I guess that doesn't help..... and I have no idea why Hunt uses so much damn Ram lol. Damn I hate cryengine!
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Follow up on what people suggested. Check your page file.

AFAIK virtual memory is physical memory plus page file. So, it looks like your page file is off.
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Phat_cow wrote: I have like 46 chrome tabs opened. I guess that doesn't help..... and I have no idea why Hunt uses so much damn Ram lol. Damn I hate cryengine!
What is mot surprising about that is that, somehow, 46 tabs in Chrome doesn't use more than 1.5GB. Maybe that crash report sees each tab as a unique program. That's a HUGE memory consumer.

If you need to use a browser while playing the game, just close Chrome (so you keep your tabs) and just use Edge or something (same as Chrome, for all intents) with the 1-2 tabs you need at the time.
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