4GB memory patcher
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WARNING: THIS MAY NOT WORK IF YOU HAVE STEAM. BACKUP BEFORE YOU TRY.
I thought I would pass along this useful tip ...
Fix 2GB limit on game memory usage
Stuck with a slow Oblivion/Morrowind game even on your fast PC ? Tried all the optimizers, streamline, OSR and even shuffling the mod load order, and still got bad stuttering FPS rates? That is usually because you messed up somewhere.
Even so, maybe it is time to upgrade your system's RAM, and if you already did, then force your favorite game to use the new memory chips! Duh!
The 4GB Generic Patcher by Daniel is a nifty little tool, that patches 32-bit (x86) executables (applications), to allow them to access 4GB (instead of only 2) of virtual memory on x64 platforms.
It will work for all 32-bit apps on 64-bit Windows systems, and is especially useful to improve performance of 32-bit games like Oblivion or Fallout.
WARNING: Scan for viruses on any executable downloads, and always backup your Oblivion.exe and Oblivion.ini before trying patches of any kind.
Why do you need this tool?
These explanations of LAA (Large Address Aware) patching for Oblivion will satisfy your curiosity:
If you don't use OBSE, you can try the 3GB Enabler Patch for Oblivion by Chimera/hoihoi8.
See my comments on the 3GB Enabler mod, for more links.
I found the screenshot somewhere recently (thanks to whoever took it, though I already had the NTcore patcher). I am just posting it here for posterity, especially since that patch seems to be working perfectly for me.
My Oblivion game on Windows 7 64-bit is running very fast now after using this NTCore patcher (I don't even have Streamline or OSR, and RAEVWD makes distant objects look real cool).
Those of you who are also playing Fallout3, can take a look at a similar generic memory patcher (though I can't vouch for it as I don't have FO3 - backup first!): FO3 RAM Boost
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