Microsoft Games: Your system is low on virtual memory


When you start or play one of the games that are listed in the "Applies to" section, you receive one of the following error messages:
Error message 1
Your system is low on virtual memory.
Error message 2
Unable to allocate memory.
When you receive an error message about low virtual memory, the program is trying to use more memory (RAM) than is available on the computer. To resolve this issue, you can add more memory to the computer. Or, to work around this issue, you can adjust the virtual memory settings in Windows.


To resolve this issue, install more memory (RAM) in the computer. Contact the manufacturer of the computer for more information.

For information about your hardware manufacturer, visit the following Web site:


  1. Click Startthe Start button , type System in the Start Search box, and then click System in the Programs list.
  2. Click Advanced system settings.

    User Access Control permission If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or provide confirmation.
  3. On the Advanced tab, click Settings under
  4. On the Advanced tab, click Change under Virtual memory.
  5. Click to clear the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives check box.
  6. Under Drive [Volume Label], click the drive that contains the paging file that you want to change.
  7. Click System managed size, and then click Set.
  8. Click OK two times.
  9. In the System Properties dialog box, click OK.
  10. When you are prompted to restart the computer, click Restart Now.

Artikel-id: 837869 – senaste granskning 28 sep. 2011 – revision: 1