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Windows 7: Pagefile help

10 Aug 2010   #11
Bazerk83

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

I'll definately use BOSS now thanks

As for the last tip regarding G4WL. I disable that anyway as most people do. I use the nexus program to do it. Are you saying I should still creat a fake .dll file?

Alos I use fose loader so would it still apply?


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10 Aug 2010   #12
Bazerk83

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

btw. I'm currently in the process of a fresh windows 7 install. lol, i hate tgweaking every little setting all over again. Such a pain! Still, I love this game. I'm determined to crack this!

and atleast I'll know that with the new tips youve given me It'll be on a fresh install of FO3.
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10 Aug 2010   #13
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I didnt try the one on Nexus so I can not say.

If your modding the game, IMHO:

FOMM, BOSS, and FO3 edit are the main things you need.
I use FOSE as well, and it too disables live.
(the anti-stutter plugin is excellent BTW)

I use FOMM to install the fake live 1st, then FOSE, then the 4GBpatch.
Also FOMM to launch the game (or to launch FOSE in this case)

I just used http://ntcore.com/4gb_patch.php to patch my exe however.
Although, it does the exact same thing as the one on Nexus, there is no software that needs to be installed. Just point to the exe, and patch it.
The downside is that its all it can do. This one is restricted to adding the 4GB flag only. No other features like that program on Nexus does.

-->>Remember, back up the exe, or even better (make a complete copy of your vanilla FO3 folder before you mod anything)

For Hi-Res textures, Im not sure which you use, but Highly reccomend the ones by NMC.
The performance one are likely the best package, as they are higher res than deafualt and look much better.
(I find this one just perfect)
The next one up is the highest, but you must also consider the fact of other mods etc. those to will take an impact on things overall.


One other thing:
Not sure exactly what mods you are using but don't forget to look at these patches:
Fallout Interoperability Program - FOIP at Fallout 3 Nexus - Fallout 3 mods and community

If you use any combantions of these mods, these are excellent resources.

Hope this helps some in resolving your crash issues.
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10 Aug 2010   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Just another little tip. If you suspect the pagefile again, check in Resource Monitor > Memory tab how many Hard Faults/sec you have (there is a little graph on the bottom right). If that is negligible, you have to look someplace else for the cause of your problem.
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10 Aug 2010   #15
Bazerk83

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Wow. Thank you so much guys, these tips are excellent and I'll definately put them into practice once I'm up and running again!

I just wish I'd come here first before messing with the PF. Thank you so much I really appreciate it, some of this stuff I had no clue about. I thought I'd researched everything lol.

I'll let you know how I get on in the next day or two
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10 Aug 2010   #16
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Not to distract you from the good advice others have given, just throwing out a little food for thought.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bazerk83 View Post
...I haven't done ANYTHING different to my PC today OTHER than the pagefile tweaking. So WHY would it be anything else?...
Microsoft loaded 14 new updates on my computers today. Maybe it has something to do with one of them. I've had no trouble myself, but it wouldn't be the first time that an update caused someone trouble. There are a lot of variables at play in a computer. It's not always a "B" comes after "A" so "A" caused "B" situation.
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10 Aug 2010   #17
Wishmaster

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by profdlp View Post
Not to distract you from the good advice others have given, just throwing out a little food for thought.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bazerk83 View Post
...I haven't done ANYTHING different to my PC today OTHER than the pagefile tweaking. So WHY would it be anything else?...
Microsoft loaded 14 new updates on my computers today. Maybe it has something to do with one of them. I've had no trouble myself, but it wouldn't be the first time that an update caused someone trouble. There are a lot of variables at play in a computer. It's not always a "B" comes after "A" so "A" caused "B" situation.

Good Point.
Haven't even got around to installing mine yet
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10 Aug 2010   #18
Dixon Butz

Win7 x64 X2, Win 8.0 x64, Win8.1 x64, Quad Boot
 
 

Best advice is to make backups daily or before any changes.
I can restore fom a backup in less than 4 mins when I mess up my system.
A good free one is
Macrium Reflect Free - Free software downloads and software reviews - CNET Download.com

My fav is:
Drive Snapshot - Disk Image Backup for Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/X64
I just love the new feature - it is possible to restore the system drive during the next system restart
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10 Aug 2010   #19
cluberti

Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

It's also worth noting that I've seen many people blame Microsoft updates for wierd behavior after the install, only to go back into their event logs and see a myriad of other changes and installs that actually took effect on the reboot (which the updates invariably required). So, in a LOT of cases, it's some other thing that the system did (with or without user interaction) that took effect on the reboot that caused it, not necessarily the updates themselves. Just throwing that out there.
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10 Aug 2010   #20
profdlp

Main - Windows 7 Pro SP1 64-Bit; 2nd - Windows Server 2008 R2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cluberti View Post
...only to go back into their event logs and see a myriad of other changes and installs that actually took effect on the reboot...
Truly.

When I did computer repair professionally I would always ask people what they had done right before the problem started. Funny how they often seemed to forget teensy-weensy little details like adding RAM, replacing their hard drive, having the sprinklers in their office go off, installing McAfee...
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