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Far Cry 5 consuming every memory like crazy - driver issue?

Question asked by monitorbuyer on Jan 20, 2019
Latest reply on Jan 21, 2019 by kahless_uk

Hi there.


I have recently purchased Far Cry 5 Deluxe Edition on Steam. Says the game is version 1.0.11.

Steam is up to date, Uplay as well and graphics drivers - guess what! - also up to date. (Adrenalin 2019 18.2.2)


When I launch the game and load the save, the game itself consumes around 3.5 GB of RAM and 4.8 GB of VRAM.

Also, it takes around 5 GB from OS virtual memory (commit charge) and 0% of pagefile.


After hour of playing Far Cry 5 itself consumes:

- 8 GB of RAM (seriously!)

- 7.8 GB of VRAM (seriously!)

- all 15 GB of virtual memory

- all the pagefile.

(Those numbers are reported by the FPS Monitor and GPU-Z.)


This is not nice. I have Core i7-2600K, RX 580 8 GB, 16 GB DDR3 memory, Windows 7 64-bit SP1.

I can play for an hour and then when there is no pagefile left, the game just crashes. (FPS Monitor shows me how much % of pagefile is left.)

Then Windows shows me a message about my computer being low on memory.


I do not like the whole pagefile thing. I have a lot of physical memory so why enabling swap to much slower disk?

I have not had pagefile enabled for years and had no problem with any game yet.

Well, I enabled it for Far Cry 3 to see if anything changes, set it to 4096 MB as fixed size. The only thing pagefile actually helped with was that it prolonged the time before the game crashes.


Guys, do you have any ideas? Might this be a driver related issue? I am using just the display driver, no control center.


Thank you.