"Close Programs to Prevent Information Loss" problem on 8GB RAM and 50% used memory !


When i play SimCity after a few minute i get this error :

Close Programs to Prevent Information Loss

and it asks to close this program.

but i have 8GB ram and 50% free memory ! It means i have 4GB free RAM so why i get this error ?

I'm using windows 8.1 64bit.

update: sometimes the game stops working and sometimes also I get a BSOD with message DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL (igdkmd64.

i searched the web and realised that many people have this problem and it's a windows 8.1 problem.


SimCity is a 32-bit program, it can never use all the memory you actually have.  You might as well have a billion GB of RAM, it doesn't matter.  32-bit programs cannot use more than a tiny fraction of that.

If you want a program to be able to actually use your memory, it needs to be a 64-bit program.

Shawn "Cmdr" Keene | Microsoft MVP - Windows Insider | CmdrKeene.com | tweet: @CmdrKeene
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Last updated February 12, 2018 Views 869 Applies to: