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Okay, so I can't play the game for more than a minute. I've tried no AA and 4xAA, high and very high settings, all at 1680x1050. I've also tried the 32 and 64bit versions. The only weird thing that I do notice is how much RAM usage goes up - it goes up to almost all 4 of my GB by the time it crashes!!!! BBC2 doesn't even do that, RAM usage stays around 2GB or something like that (used Task Manager to find this out).

Granted, I have OC'ed my RAM a bit, but I can breeze through Prime95 for at least 8 hours with no problems whatsoever. I've searched around online a bit, and I haven't come across anything that's helped me as of yet. I've done the following:
  1. Reinstalled the game
  2. Updated my drivers
  3. Heard about defragmenting but did not do that because the game is on my SSD
  4. Tried the 32 and 64bit versions as stated before
If there's anything you guys would like to suggest, I'd greatly appreciate it. I just want to freaking play this game already...
 
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I have seen this issue with the game also. The game seems to have a very bad memory leak problem. I would play for a few hours and notice that my usage would go up and up until it crashed. My solution was to just add more memory and to minimize the amount of memory used by your system at idle. This will lengthen the time you have to play before it dies.
Also save often once you do get it to work.

Hope that helps.
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Try reading this. I love this site it has tweak guides for lots of good games.
http://www.tweakguides.com/Crysis_1.html
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I've only run into this very intermittently. I believe it is linked to specific parts of the game, only 2 or 3 areas I think (that I've seen).
 
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oh the wonders of windows and its memory leaks

anyhoo, try some driver cleaning, most importantly of the graphics. (check sig for good guide)

also, might wanna eliminate any and all additional services that are running when you try and play, possibly creating a clash causing more memory leak.
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post #6 of 9
Wish I could help, but the game has actually never crashed on me yet. I don't think I've had any CTD's in any games since I got my GTX 570 now that I think of it.
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Just for the hell of it I would try lowering the memory oc and then try playing.
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Originally Posted by Machiyariko View Post
I have seen this issue with the game also. The game seems to have a very bad memory leak problem. I would play for a few hours and notice that my usage would go up and up until it crashed. My solution was to just add more memory and to minimize the amount of memory used by your system at idle. This will lengthen the time you have to play before it dies.
Also save often once you do get it to work.

Hope that helps.
How do you minimize the amount of memory used at idle?
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Originally Posted by h2on0 View Post
Try reading this. I love this site it has tweak guides for lots of good games.
http://www.tweakguides.com/Crysis_1.html
Reading it right now, thanks for the link.
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Originally Posted by Greensystemsgo View Post
oh the wonders of windows and its memory leaks

anyhoo, try some driver cleaning, most importantly of the graphics. (check sig for good guide)

also, might wanna eliminate any and all additional services that are running when you try and play, possibly creating a clash causing more memory leak.
Tried eliminating most of my services, not crazy about the anti-virus though, but I'll take that out if I have to.
Quote:
Originally Posted by fashric View Post
Just for the hell of it I would try lowering the memory oc and then try playing.
Ughhhhhh, I hate doing that, but that's actually the first thing I'm going to go ahead and do.

Thanks so far for all the help guys.
 
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Lowering my OC didn't work; however, changing some settings in the NVIDIA Control Panel did help - notably, the "Threaded Optimization" one. Had that set to "On" but now it's on "Auto". This has helped get through the cut scenes at the beginning of the game and less than a minute into game play. I guess I'll mess around more with the NVIDIA settings.
 
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