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Changed CPU recently now getting plenty of video memory errors

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#1 Cochleari


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Posted 13 September 2017 - 12:21 PM

Recently i changed from having a i5 6600 to an i7 7700k, and although everything was entirely fine before the change, now I get a lot of video memory errors when i play games and it seems like it can even crash my video car which leads to me having to reboot.


I have no idea what may cause this problem to be as big as it is, on the lowest settings i run out of video memory even though my PC is not quite low-end.


This might be seen as a regular old "pulling too much on GPU, it just runs out of memory : lower game settings/screen resolution" issue but i guess what's bothering me so much is : why is this happening now that I have upgraded CPU when it never did before with otherwise the same setup ?


CPU are expansive man hope i i don't have to go back to the old one and waste 350$.



Clues : 

I've got the rainmeter system widget and it tells me that my SWAP is almost full when i play a 3d game like overwatch (up to 98%), i don't really know what SWAP is though.

My RAM usage usually doesn't go past 80% ever so i don't think that's the issue.

Before crashes windows gives the following warning popup : "Close program to prevent information loss : Your computer is low on memory. Save files and close these programs : [insert game that's about to crash here] "



Edit : spelling


Specs :

os : Windows 10 pro

CPU : i7 7700k


RAM : Hyper X fury DDR4 8gB

dual monitor : Asus VG248QE (1920x1080 @ 144hz) and Asus PB287Q ( 340x2160 @ 60hz )

Edited by Cochleari, 13 September 2017 - 12:24 PM.

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 01:15 PM

I would reinstall the chipset and GPU drivers and see if there is a change.  Uninstall, then reinstall from Drivers CD/DVD.



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