How to unlock paged pool memory??

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Gh0sty, May 28, 2009.

  1. Gh0sty

    Gh0sty New Member

    May 28, 2009
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    When playing games via steam I occasionally get a crash followed by the error message.

    failed to lock vertex buffer in cmesh dx8

    According to the FAQ on steam this is caused by a lack of paged pool memory which is reserved for apps like direct3d.

    To get round this issue its recommended that you remove a line form the boot.ini which unlocks the page pool memory. The line is /3GB /Userva=2900

    Does anyone know where this line is in windows 7 or how I can unlock the paged pool memory as I'm finding the crashes are starting to interfere with my enjoyment of gaming.

    Any help gratefully appreciated.

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