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whdjr

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Insuffecient Memory Error
« on: January 16, 2008, 11:09:25 AM »
I have a workstation that keeps getting an Insufficient Memory Error.  Can you guys help?

Specs:
Windows XP 64 bit
3 Ghz Intel cpu
6 GB Ram
80 GB Primary HD over 50% free space
250 GB Secondary HD split into 2 partitions
AutoCad 2006
256 MB Video Card (NVidia I think)


We open one dwg that is 8MB.  Then open another that is 522 KB with 79 External References.  When we try to open any other we get and Insufficient Memory Error.

Any thoughts?

whdjr

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Re: Insuffecient Memory Error
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2008, 11:11:52 AM »
Quick note:

Only 29 process running in task manager.
Autocad lists as using 1.5 GB - when minimized it drops down to 7000kb.  When remaximized it only lists at 200,000mb.

deegeecees

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Re: Insuffecient Memory Error
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2008, 11:21:00 AM »
I believe it has something to do with hardware/software acceleration configuration.

whdjr

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Re: Insuffecient Memory Error
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2008, 11:23:32 AM »
I believe it has something to do with hardware/software acceleration configuration.

What does that mean?

deegeecees

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Re: Insuffecient Memory Error
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2008, 11:30:05 AM »
Under OPTIONS in Vanilla '04 I have this, but your mileage may vary on account of you having ADT 06', I believe it's similar though...

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Re: Insuffecient Memory Error
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2008, 11:30:37 AM »
I have a workstation that keeps getting an Insufficient Memory Error.  Can you guys help?

Specs:
Windows XP 64 bit
3 Ghz Intel cpu
6 GB Ram
80 GB Primary HD over 50% free space
250 GB Secondary HD split into 2 partitions
AutoCad 2006
256 MB Video Card (NVidia I think)


We open one dwg that is 8MB.  Then open another that is 522 KB with 79 External References.  When we try to open any other we get and Insufficient Memory Error.

Any thoughts?

My initial guess would be it's that file with 79 xrefs.

Josh Nieman

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Re: Insuffecient Memory Error
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2008, 11:34:31 AM »
Yea, even though the file says 522kb, the file size of the xref's is not counted.  All that tallied up could make something pretty big, and depending on what is in those xref's, your computer could be having to work hard to display it all.  I'd check there first, after trying Deeg's suggestion to tame Autocad's behavior.

deegeecees

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Re: Insuffecient Memory Error
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2008, 11:40:18 AM »
Yeah, that was my other thought, 79 xrefs could bloat the resources but with 6 GIGS! of RAM, I was thinking maybe the other route.

Guest

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Re: Insuffecient Memory Error
« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2008, 11:51:08 AM »
Yeah, that was my other thought, 79 xrefs could bloat the resources but with 6 GIGS! of RAM, I was thinking maybe the other route.
Why 6 gigs anyways??  I thought Win-doh's!! couldn't handle more than 3 or 4??!?   :?

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Re: Insuffecient Memory Error
« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2008, 11:53:35 AM »
Yeah, that was my other thought, 79 xrefs could bloat the resources but with 6 GIGS! of RAM, I was thinking maybe the other route.
Why 6 gigs anyways??  I thought Win-doh's!! couldn't handle more than 3 or 4??!?   :?

It's 64bit....can use up to 8 gigs (if I understand correctly)

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whdjr

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Re: Insuffecient Memory Error
« Reply #10 on: January 16, 2008, 12:10:48 PM »
@ deeg - I still don't understand what it is I need to be looking for.  As a side note we don't do any 3D stuff, all2D.

@ Matt - I hear you but these files open on other machines with less hardware all around so I don't think that is it.

@ RON - Yes XP64 can "see/use/allocate" more than 4GB as in XP32; however the motherboard can only hold 8GB.

SDETERS

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Re: Insuffecient Memory Error
« Reply #11 on: January 16, 2008, 12:19:10 PM »
We are running the PAE with windows XP 32 bit

We have 4 GIGs of ram.

PAE stands for the Physical Address Extension. 

We were going to run WIndows 64 but found out all the smaller programs we run is not compatible with windows xp 64.

While running under thePAE settings I can not take screen shots and paste into paint.  I get an out of error message.

Please check out the following web page it was helpfull for me to understand running more ram than 2 gigs.

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/platform/server/PAE/PAEdrv.mspx

Window 64 bit setups link

http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/system/platform/64bit/default.mspx


whdjr

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Re: Insuffecient Memory Error
« Reply #12 on: January 16, 2008, 12:37:12 PM »
Thanks for the links SDETERS.  I looked over them but didn't see how they could help.

This is a new problem.  We have been running this machine for well over a year now and just within the last few weeks have been having problems.

SDETERS

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Re: Insuffecient Memory Error
« Reply #13 on: January 16, 2008, 12:46:52 PM »
Memory does go bad.  I do not know how one would check that but it might be worth a shot. 




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Re: Insuffecient Memory Error
« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2008, 12:49:48 PM »
My memory is getting bad. I can't remember how to check but I hear that happens as you get older.
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pmvliet

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Re: Insuffecient Memory Error
« Reply #15 on: January 16, 2008, 12:51:20 PM »
Memory does go bad.  I do not know how one would check that but it might be worth a shot. 

I agree with SDETERS, especially since you stated that the machine has worked well for over
a year and just started giving you problems...

Pieter

deegeecees

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Re: Insuffecient Memory Error
« Reply #16 on: January 16, 2008, 01:00:50 PM »

ronjonp

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Re: Insuffecient Memory Error
« Reply #17 on: January 16, 2008, 01:08:41 PM »
If the computer is a newer Dell, I believe you can boot into a utility partition (F12) that will check memory\hard drive etc....

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whdjr

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Re: Insuffecient Memory Error
« Reply #18 on: January 16, 2008, 01:18:18 PM »
@ sdeters - I will try this out.

@ ronjonp - I built this computer, not DaHell...

ronjonp

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Re: Insuffecient Memory Error
« Reply #19 on: January 16, 2008, 02:14:51 PM »
Then take a look at this utility to check the RAM http://www.memtest.org/

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