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    Well , after testing and reading everything on internet , countless installs and uninstalls I have found the source of IL2FB crashes in the middle of the game. FYI , the computer went mustang after a random time , most often rebooting. Sometimes I was just crashing to the desktop. Don't be fooled to think is the software or drivers. At first , I've thought so , but every demanding software , no matter game or Photoshop , using huge resource was crashing. So , was clear the problem lays not in the soft. Then I've started to check every piece of hardware. found no problem on CPU , no problem on GPU , no problem on HDD , CDRW , DVD . Yesterday was the RAM test. I've downloded smaall test utility and guess what. My RAM did not passed the test . Was stopping at 84% saying that RAM has a fault accesing it and I should replace it. I have SDRAM , not fast , I admit , but good enough for every game I play. So , I've called a friend asking to borrow me his RAM for few hours , no probs said he. Tested his RAM first and this one passed without problems. Inserted in the slot and voila! Problem solved! As long as he gave me 1Gig , I've enjoyed all the details of FB I couldn't access with only 512 megs. Now , I've just ordered 1 Gig of SDRM plus a new CPU P4 2.4GHz and until P5 will be on market I will stick with this computer.Now , I hve to cancel the order for the new computer , hehehe...
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    Well , after testing and reading everything on internet , countless installs and uninstalls I have found the source of IL2FB crashes in the middle of the game. FYI , the computer went mustang after a random time , most often rebooting. Sometimes I was just crashing to the desktop. Don't be fooled to think is the software or drivers. At first , I've thought so , but every demanding software , no matter game or Photoshop , using huge resource was crashing. So , was clear the problem lays not in the soft. Then I've started to check every piece of hardware. found no problem on CPU , no problem on GPU , no problem on HDD , CDRW , DVD . Yesterday was the RAM test. I've downloded smaall test utility and guess what. My RAM did not passed the test . Was stopping at 84% saying that RAM has a fault accesing it and I should replace it. I have SDRAM , not fast , I admit , but good enough for every game I play. So , I've called a friend asking to borrow me his RAM for few hours , no probs said he. Tested his RAM first and this one passed without problems. Inserted in the slot and voila! Problem solved! As long as he gave me 1Gig , I've enjoyed all the details of FB I couldn't access with only 512 megs. Now , I've just ordered 1 Gig of SDRM plus a new CPU P4 2.4GHz and until P5 will be on market I will stick with this computer.Now , I hve to cancel the order for the new computer , hehehe...
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    Then go get this 20k sized software : http://hcidesign.com/memtest/
    If you have faulty RAM , this one will detect it.


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    Manos1 wrote:
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    - Which are "the details of FB I couldn't access with
    - only 512 megs" ?
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    - I run IL2FB with Win98 machine and 512Mb...

    Me too , well , when I will have my RAM I will run with 1gig [img]/i/smilies/16x16_smiley-wink.gif[/img] . No specific details , but here's a clue :
    - I run on 1024x768x32 with maximum 16 planes in the air. If there's flack then it stutters badly. Put 5 ships and 8 bombers plus escort and coast battery , for me was not a joy.
    - If I want what's above , I turned down FSAA and color depth , worked better , that's true.

    OpenGL + perfect settings was a slideshow for me , now even if it was not perfect , was somehow playable. Once I will have my new CPU which can back up my GPU probably things will be better.




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