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Can anyone help with a RAM Swap File Question Please?
show user profile  CAD Monkey
Hi Guys,

Long time no speak.

I'm hoping that someone can help me with a max issue I've got:

I recently had to replace the HDD on my PC and have cloned the old one, and all seemed to be going fine. Then last night I tried to open a 1.6MB scene and Max kept crashing. It looks like something is going on with virtual memory, so i hope you guys can advise me.

My system has 8GB RAM, and I've seen that I need to go into the Page Swap file and manually enter minimum and maximum figures. The only problem is that I don't know what to type in?? Is there an online calculator anywhere or is there a formula that I need to use with my trusty calculator?

Sorry if I'm being dense, but I really don't want to mess this up and you guys will probably have much more of an idea than me!

Many thanks in advance as always.

CAD Monkey
Today is a gift, and tomorrow is not a promise, so love life!

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9/25/2015 10:05:46 AM (last edit: 9/25/2015 10:05:46 AM)
show user profile  joelr
Usually the page file size was about 2 times the amount of RAM you have.

But i am pretty sure that the crash that you have is not conncted to your page file. But im mot a max expert so i will let other people help you on that regard


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9/25/2015 11:44:03 AM (last edit: 9/25/2015 11:44:03 AM)
show user profile  CAD Monkey
Thanks mate. Do I have to use a calculator to work it out, ie; multiply the exact figure in MB that the PC says I have, or do I just say '16GB'?

I can't think that it could be anything else to be honest. I've repaired the installation and then tried to open the same file several times - after 15-20 mins waiting I have had to kill it. The other thing that's happening is saving takes an absolute age too. It seems to save quickly the first say 8-10 times I save, and then suddenly - bang it takes 10mins plus.

I've also tried merging the models in, and that takes ages too. It's driving me nuts as a 2-4hr project is taking me upwards of 6-8hrs.

Any other suggestions welcome.

CAD monkey

Today is a gift, and tomorrow is not a promise, so love life!

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9/25/2015 12:24:35 PM (last edit: 9/25/2015 12:25:49 PM)
show user profile  donvella
Aside from the issues ur having with max....

Ive been down the page file route - you really shouldnt need to mess with the aut9matic settings - goes for most things with windows and nvidia these days, buy more ram. In the case of tinkering with nvidia settings - buy a better video card.

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9/25/2015 12:58:44 PM (last edit: 9/25/2015 12:58:44 PM)
show user profile  CAD Monkey
Thanks guys,

Just can't understand why it's suddenly started happening. It just seems to have become unstable overnight. Regarding the page file bits; it was actually the Autodesk knowledge base that suggested it - I didn't have a clue what it was...still don't tbh...

Today is a gift, and tomorrow is not a promise, so love life!

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9/25/2015 1:16:18 PM (last edit: 9/25/2015 1:16:18 PM)
show user profile  CAD Monkey
Hi Guys,

I'm still having terrible trouble with max 13 taking upwards of 20mins to save a scene. I've run various cleanup scripts, and still getting issues.

Today I decided to so a system restore to see if something had been updated causing an issue, but couldn't run system restore. The new cloned drive that I am using is partitioned roughly in half, but the section that has become my C drive is listed as 'missing' under system protection and available drives.

Does anyone think this could be causing any issues? Max still opens and works, but it takes quite a while to open, and as said before; saving files takes ages - and the files are less than 2MB.

Many thanks in advance.

CAD Monkey

Today is a gift, and tomorrow is not a promise, so love life!

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9/29/2015 9:55:58 AM (last edit: 9/29/2015 9:55:58 AM)
show user profile  donvella
Post up the file. Ill save it down for you with 2015, it tends to remove tracks and stuff

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9/29/2015 9:58:06 AM (last edit: 9/29/2015 9:58:06 AM)
show user profile  CAD Monkey
Thanks mate - I'm at work at the moment - would that work with 2016 (which I use at work)?


Today is a gift, and tomorrow is not a promise, so love life!

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9/29/2015 1:06:27 PM (last edit: 9/29/2015 1:06:27 PM)
show user profile  donvella
Yeh same deal but 2016 doesn't save back to 2013 lol. From memory

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9/29/2015 1:14:35 PM (last edit: 9/29/2015 1:14:35 PM)
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