Posted - 2003.06.19 15:34:00 - [1
When I picked up the game last week after a few months off (haven't played since the beta) I noticed almost immediately that I was crashing every 15 minutes. I went through the boards, looking for answers, trying to see if others have problems like this. A lot of them did, but the only responses people were giving were "update your drivers" or less commonly "it's your computer overheating." Well, having a top of the line computer built into a briefcase I popped the thing open, put a huge room fan next to the machine and made sure all my drivers were the tip top maximum. None of that worked.
At the time I had only 256 MEG of RAM in my computer, as I was waiting for another 512 on order. Last night I slapped the 512 into my machine and now instead of crashign every 15-20 minutes I crash only once every 45 minutes to an hour, sometimes longer if I'm lucky. Also, as I play in windowed mode, I occasionally pull up my calculator and notepad to keep track of my ingame assets. Well, last night, about 2 minutes before a crash, I tried to pull up my calculator and I got the message "Windows does not have enough free system memory. Close some applications and try again." Or something of that nature. Now I don't know about you, but these signs are pointing towards a memory leak. Here's my complete system specs:
-Windows ME (and I don't want to hear one word about XP, it is not as good as all that. I work with it for a living. I choose ME because it works better from experience)
-AMD Athlon 2200+
-768 Meg RAM
Anyhow, now that I have a better idea of what the problem could be, I'm going to put some of my tools towards it. If I find anything further I'll post back on here, but I thought I'd mention it to everyone.