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    Virtual Memory

    My computer has 256 mb ram, 64 shared. Since it isn't very powerful, I was installing Madden '06 since I thought it was the newest game the computer could run. However, the games minimum specs include 256 mb ram, and it won't let me install the game because it says I don't have 256 mb of memory. Can anyone help me out on why this is?



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    Re: Virtual Memory

    Sounds to me like you need to invest in a memory upgrade.

    I don't think uping your vm will allow you to install it, But you can try by right clicking on my computer. Then goto properties. Then choose advanced, then performance settings. THen the virtual memory tab



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    Re: Virtual Memory

    Yes because since you have shared memory I'm guessing your video card is taking some of that so your system is only able to use less than the 256 probably. RAM is cheap, find out what kind you have and upgrade!


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    Re: Virtual Memory

    It could be that the operating system that you run takes up a quarter to half that memory... so even though you have 256mb installed, Madden 06 probably requires 256 mb of unused memory.

    EDIT: Yes, RAM is cheap. Find out what kind of memory your system has and upgrade! 512 is the bare minimum these days, with systems that are capable of holding up to 4-8gb of memory.


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    Re: Virtual Memory

    Thanks a lot. I will probably buy some more ram.



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    Re: Virtual Memory

    Quote Originally Posted by cyismydog View Post
    My computer has 256 mb ram, 64 shared. Since it isn't very powerful, I was installing Madden '06 since I thought it was the newest game the computer could run. However, the games minimum specs include 256 mb ram, and it won't let me install the game because it says I don't have 256 mb of memory. Can anyone help me out on why this is?
    Do you have 64MB of RAM on your video card, or does it share it between your system memory and your video card?

    If you only have 256MB of RAM, and 64 goes to your video card, you're down to 192MB of RAM for your system to use.

    At any rate, it sounds like more RAM would probably be the answer to your problem.



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    Re: Virtual Memory

    Quote Originally Posted by jumbopackage View Post
    At any rate, it sounds like more RAM would probably be the answer to your problem.
    And many others. There's no reason to run with less than 1GB RAm any more given the prices on it.



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    Re: Virtual Memory

    Go to this website:

    Memory upgrades, flash media, and usb storage at Crucial.com

    It will scan your system and tell you exactly whick memory to get, how much you can max out at, and how many open slots you have.



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    Re: Virtual Memory

    Quote Originally Posted by cyismydog View Post
    My computer has 256 mb ram, 64 shared. Since it isn't very powerful, I was installing Madden '06 since I thought it was the newest game the computer could run. However, the games minimum specs include 256 mb ram, and it won't let me install the game because it says I don't have 256 mb of memory. Can anyone help me out on why this is?

    If you only have 256mb of ram I'm guessing the rest of your system may need an update soon. I didn't know they sold anything with les than 1gb in the last couple of years.



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    Re: Virtual Memory

    I'll make you feel better, I still have my Commodore 64. Oh yeah, the 64 stands for a big time, all powerful, can't go faster 64k of memory!!



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    Re: Virtual Memory

    Buy a $400 Dell desktop - splurge on yourself. Play Madden 2007.


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    Re: Virtual Memory

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley View Post
    Buy a $400 Dell desktop - splurge on yourself. Play Madden 2007.
    After all, it does look like you have at least $600 in stimulus money coming your way...


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