If you’re a fan of playing God of War on your computer, you might have noticed something odd – a red warning about the pagefile size within the graphics settings screen.
Don’t worry; you’re not alone! Players are talking about the GOW memory leak and pagefile size red issue online, sharing their experiences and trying to figure out how to make the warning disappear.
In this article, we’ll explore the God of War memory leak issue and the solutions discussed by gamers to fix the red pagefile problem.
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How to Fix God of War Memory Leak Issue
Apply the fixes mentioned below to fix God of War not enough available memory issues on PC.
Manually manage the Windows Page File
If you are dealing with God of War page file size red issues it’s because the Windows page file is getting full to the size of the virtual memory page file.
Although, Windows 10/11 automatically manages the Pagefile according to the computer’s configuration and the RAM present in it. However, if you ever face lagging while playing a game or starting it.
You need to manually increase the limit. Follow these steps to do it:
- Right-click the Start button to open its context menu.
- Then click on System > Advanced system settings.
- On the System Properties box, ensure that you are on the Advanced tab.
Click the Settings button from under the Performance section.
- On the Performance Options box, go to the Advanced tab.
Click the Change button under the Virtual Memory section.
- On the Virtual Memory box, uncheck the Automatically manage paging file size for all drives checkbox.
- From the available list, click to select the drive on which Windows 10 is installed. (C: in most cases.)
From below the list, click to select the Custom size radio button.
- Choose “Custom Size” and set the pagefile size to a value that meets the game’s demands. Users have reported success with values between 25,000MB and 40,000MB.
- Click Set and then click OK.
- Restart your computer when you’re done.
Set the In-Game graphics Setting to Medium
those users whose PC’s hardware doesn’t meet the minimum system requirements to play God of War should apply the medium or low in-game graphics settings to prevent memory leaks.
If you have also set the graphics settings to high make it medium or even low for the time being to fix the God of War memory leak issue.
Add A “_” To gow.exe File Name
If you are still dealing with the God of War memory leak then you need to add (_) “underscore” with the file named gov.exe and you are good to go.
This solution is suggested by a Redditor who added “_” with the gow.exe file and he was able to travel between realms without it maxing out VRAM and crashing.
Set the GOD Process Priority Using Task Manager
You can fix the memory leak issue while gaming by pumping more resources into the application. You need to open Task Manager We have already written an article on How To Set CPU Process Priority for Applications in Windows 10 and apply the steps mentioned in this article.
Modify PC’s Power Settings
If you keep seeing God of War not enough available memory errors while playing it on PC. Then try to change power settings to High Performance.
Follow these steps:
- Open settings and search for Graphics Settings.
- Search for the God of War game and select Options.
- There you will find the Graphics preference options.
- Set the Graphics to the high-performance option and click to save.
Disable Unwanted Programs
If you are running multiple programs that are not even required, they will consume more memory leaving less for the game to use.
You need to disable all of these programs and for this purpose, you should use Task Manager.
- Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to open Task Manager
- Locate the application that is hogging up RAM, and right-click on it to End Task It.
Disable Your Integrated Graphics
If you have dual GPU integrated and dedicated you need to disable the integration to fix the God of War memory leak issue.
Follow these steps:
- Press Win + R and type devmgmt.msc to open Device Manager.
- Click Display adapters.
- Right-click on your integrated graphics and click Disable device.
Now restart the game to see if the RAM consumption issue is fixed.