Warhammer 40,000: Darktide – Out of Memory or How to Play with 8 GB of RAM Only

Configuring weak PC or laptops to play Warhammer 40,000: Darktide with only 8 GB of RAM.

How to Play with 8 GB of RAM Only


Use 10 GB or more (i’m using 16 GB) of virtual memory (pagefile).

Long Description

I encountered a problem – critical error with note: “Out of Memory”. Game prerequisites tells about 8 GB RAM at minimum graphic quality but “real” requirements of RAM is greater than that. I had 7 GB of virtual memory and never encountered that problem with any other game like Cyberpunk 2077 or others.

System tool “Resource Monitor” showed about 6 GB of memory used by Darktide, it is physical (RAM) plus virtual memory, task manager showed 3-4 GB of physical memory used.

I tried to raise amount of virtual memory to 16 GB and it’s worked. Now “Resource Monitor” shows me about 11 GB of memory used by Darktide.


Another thing that helped me to gain couple of FPS is:

Change number of max_worker_threads to “max_worker_threads = 4” at:

  • <Your profile>\AppData\Roaming\Fatshark\Darktide\user_settings.config

Choose number of physical cores of your processor.

Helena Stamatina
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My first game was Naughty Dog’s Crash Bandicoot (PlayStation) back in 1996. And since then gaming has been my main hobby. I turned my passion for gaming into a job by starting my first geek blog in 2009. When I’m not working on the site, I play mostly on my PlayStation. But I also love outdoor activities and especially skiing.

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