Why does this happen?

I'm new to Unity development. I have installed Unity yesterday (2015-09-06). This is the error that I get:

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    \$\begingroup\$ How much RAM does your machine have? \$\endgroup\$
    – Philipp
    Sep 7, 2015 at 12:52
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    \$\begingroup\$ Another question is when does this happen? \$\endgroup\$
    – Vaillancourt
    Sep 7, 2015 at 20:59
  • \$\begingroup\$ whe try to import all Assets to project this happens. without inport assets I could create the project \$\endgroup\$ Sep 8, 2015 at 3:59

2 Answers 2


Read the error:

System out of memory!

Maybe there is a lack of RAM on your system. Try closing some (if any) background applications to free up some RAM.


It's likely your system is out of RAM to be able to make the required memory allocations for opening the project. Have you tried a reboot?

If a reboot doesn't help, have a look to see what image file you have in your Unity assets folder that is around 128mb. I would guess as the crash is within Unity's Image.cpp source code, and the allocation is for 134217744 bytes or 128mb, that it is unable to find memory to create that large image file.


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