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March 1st, 2009, 10:42
Hi all,
Just started getting this error message on my new and pristine install,Except for SP1 and 2.Plus the Accelleration package.I have seen some posts for this before but cannot find them.Is this a common error and is there a fix for it.On my old system never had this problem.
Old system
Intel E6600 core 2 duo 2.4ghz
4gb ddr2 800mhz
Dell mobo.
Vista Ultimate.
640 gb raid 0 hd (320gb x 2)
New system
Intel QX9650 3ghz extreme
GTX280 with 1gb memory
4gb ddr3
ASUS Stryker II mobo
1TB Seagate HD
Vista Ultimate

Any help would be appreciated.


March 1st, 2009, 10:44
Vista SP1 should take care of that..

Is it installed yet?

March 1st, 2009, 10:47
I've had it a couple times recently on FSX with Acceleration. I have a lot of stuff loaded in most categories that don't involve tubes. I've uninstalled some aircraft I don't fly very often and reduced AI scenery to Dense from Very Dense. So far so good.


March 1st, 2009, 10:51
I just pulled Accleration and have no problems.....

You may try if its found to be Acceleration causing it this...

Remove Acceleration...Install SP 1 &2 from FSInsider, then Acceleration...

There has been big discussion about wherther or not the services Packs are the same...PhilTaylor assured us they were..But it was highly disputed then from users of both..

Might be worth a try...

But you do need Vista SP 1 too...first

March 1st, 2009, 11:53
Have you applied the <!--StartFragment --> BCDEDIT /set increaseuserva 2560 VAS adjustment? Remember, virtual address space has absolutely nothing to do with physical memory. OOM Errors occur whenever FSX cannot locate a 1MB contiguous block of VAS in which to map whatever it is it wishes to map!


March 1st, 2009, 12:01
I have been getting the error a lot in the past month. Here is the link to MS download that shows the ID. numbers to check and see if they are already installed. For me They are installed and still have the issue. So I have turned down my setting a bit and they do not happen as often. Its sucks to be flying for 40 min. or so and then that dreaded messae appears and game over!!!!:faint:


Dangerous Beans
March 1st, 2009, 12:01
I get this on my rig with 4GB under Win XP SP3

In XP the fix is to add /3GB /Userva=2560 to the boot.ini and then it goes away.
Only problem is it causes lockups in other games such as Fallout 3 and GTA 4 :(

March 1st, 2009, 12:09
Or try this, it closes background tasks that you do not need and frees up memory. It was recommended in the forums here.


March 1st, 2009, 12:41
Or try this, it closes background tasks that you do not need and frees up memory. It was recommended in the forums here.


I will give this a shot. I had a program like this when I used XP operating system. This might do the trick with Vista to give me that extra edge!


March 1st, 2009, 13:32
Hi all,
Yes Vista SP1 is insatlled.Just do not understand why it was ok on my old rig but not my much more powerful new rig.


March 1st, 2009, 13:37
Mine did the same....I have no clue..

I did edit the boot ini file..That seemed to help..But I have XP Pro and not sure if its the same....

Read thru this from NickN