[quote="Mosfet"][quote="meegja"][post]30115[/post] a lot of people with high-end systems and/or more then enough RAM, have disabled the Page File within Windows. Turns out that (at least with NVidia drivers) that causes crashes and/or total system freeze with SE. Since I did enable Page File again (just let Windows manage it), no more crashes and freezes[/quote]
Of course they have crashes, that's what happens when your computer uses all the RAM and there's no contingency (a swap file). That's why disabling page file completely it's a risk.[/quote]
Ah no, that is not the reason. The amount of RAM is more then enough, the crashes on my PC happend with only like 15% of RAM usage.
The reason is that some Page File (or virtual memory) is *expected* by the program and driver. If that is not there, the RAM is used and it will work for a while. But Windows is expecting some instructions and that is not working right then a a crash/freeze is the result. The majority of programs will work just fine with Page File disabled but some (like SE) must have it enabled.