I got a new pc a while ago (AMD 64 3500+).
Very concerned by the problems I had loading samples with my former DAW (only 1GB of RAM), I wanted to go for the big thing this time.
I got myself 4GB of Corsair (which cost me a month of rent, but now, even if DFD is activated, when loading just a few samples (let's say the first instrument in the first slot of my first GPO instance), I get the evel "Physical memory is getting low".
I'll get this message several times during the loading of one song, but the thing is, it's somewhat OK when I play the song. But I wonder, why do I have so few RAM available when there is so much in my computer ? Why do I get a warning when Windows's performance manager tells me I still have about 2 Gb free ? (the thing is, my total amount of free memory is 2,8 GB, since when you have 4 GB Windows has a great idea => allocate 1GB for the kernel only and there's nothing you can do about it it seems under XP).
Some help would be very welcome, this is getting very frustrating when working on big songs with lots of instruments. Maybe there is something I could do with my pagefile or whatever ?
Thank you for your help.