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Critical Error Occurred - Out of memory crash

Why this happens

World of Warships uses quite a bit of your Volatile memory, commonly called RAM.

  • x86 OS (Windows XP 32bit, Windows Vista 32bit, Windows 7 32bit), have a maximum allowed virtual address space for an application of 2 GB RAM.
  • x64 OS have a maximum allowed virtual address space for an application of 4 GB RAM.
  • Computers with a low amount of RAM available may face issues to run the game reliably.
  • With Update 0.8.1 32-Bit OS are no longer supported and can not run World of Warships!

How this happens

  1. You start the game and it loads from your Hard Drive to your RAM.
  2. You play a few battles and your RAM starts filling up.
  3. Your Computer runs out of free RAM space and the game crashes.
  4. An error looking like the image below appears.
    0899_01

How to resolve this issue

  1. Should your computer have installed a x86 / 32 bits OS installed, you will need an OS upgrade to x64
    • Refer to an IT Specialist before upgrading your OS.
  2. Verify your computer meets the minimum requirements. See amount of RAM required.
  3. Run the game in safe mode, with no mods.

AT YOUR OWN RISK - Alternative Solutions

Increasing the virtual address space for the process on Windows 7, 8, 8.1, 10 x86

  1. Run command line with administrator privileges:
    • Open Start menu and type cmd
    • Right click on the appeared cmd icon
    • Choose "Run as administrator".
  2. Enter the following command in command line window:
    • bcdedit /set increaseuserva 3072
  3. Reboot your computer.

Verify increase of virtual address space

  1. Run command line with administrator privileges:
    • Open Start menu and type cmd,
    • Right click on the appeared cmd icon
    • Choose "Run as administrator".
  2. Enter the following command in command line window:
    • bcdedit /enum | find "increaseuserva"
  3. If optimization flag exists you will be provided the following output:
    • increaseuserva 3072

Rollback increase of virtual address space

  1. Run command line with administrator privileges:
    • Open Start menu and type cmd,
    • Right click on the appeared cmd icon
    • Choose "Run as administrator".
  2. Enter the following command in command line window:
    • bcdedit /deletevalue increaseuserva
  3. Reboot computer

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