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    Fatal error: Windows has run out of memory

    i was loading a very complex conceptual mass into an empty project.
    the mass consists of multiple irregularly curved surfaces with applied custom pattern (rhomboid) family used as curtain paneling. the panels were applied with glass material.

    upon loading it to the project, i had that error.

    i was surprised since the model is fairly small and really just a massing, no architectural articulations and families yet and because i had confidence with the specs of my pc:

    i7 5820k o'ced to 4.2
    16gb 2400mhz ddr4 ram
    gtx 980ti.

    does that mean i'm running out of ram?

    hoping for your enlightenment on this, thanks!
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    How long did it take trying to load? Did you monitor the task manager while loading the family? Is the computer genuinely using all the memory? Can you post the file?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Twiceroadsfool View Post
    How long did it take trying to load? Did you monitor the task manager while loading the family? Is the computer genuinely using all the memory? Can you post the file?
    yeah, it took too long. maybe about 20 minutes (loading of family into the project)
    i have only checked the task manager when the error came up. under the memory column , it says im using 99%. however upon seeing the row showing revits usage, it's only using 8000+mb, i have 16 gb but why does it only used 8gb+ and it registers 99% usage. i checked my system properties and it registers the 16gb. also the bios detects the 16gb ram. is there anyway to verify this?

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    Barry13,
    what happens if you reboot the machine then load that conceptual mass very first thing? If you are using 99% of RAM but Revit is only using half of that, you could have a memory leak somewhere, perhaps not even related to Revit. If, for example, Internet Explorer or Outlook had a memory leak and was "using" 50% itself, it would cripple Revit when you tried something memory heavy.

    Also, take a look at your Swap File settings. If you have no swap file it can cause you to run out of RAM much earlier because programs with memory leaks or that haven't done their garbage collection yet are still holding RAM, and that unreleased but unused resourced can't be swapped to disk to free up RAM for active processes.

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    Try clearing out your C:\Temp file too...

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