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Memory Errors When i play video games using much of the physical memory I get memory erros causing programme and pc CRASH. I have run a certified memory test and it showed occasional errors at random locations. i purchased 2 x 1 GB memory cards and I get the same result [crashes and test failure] with any combination in both slots.This points to a problem with the memory controller. Probably a marginal timing error. In the BIOS there is no options for setting memory speeds or delay.Is this a known problem?Is there a possible solution e.g. a BIOS update

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  • Jim Roberts Nov 06, 2007

    The site for the driver and bios updates -

    http://support.acer-euro.com/drivers/not...

  • normundo2000 Feb 27, 2009

    I have the same problem when I try to play a video. Usually it works for a few minutes, sometimes the whole way, provided I do not have too many other programs hogging up the memory at the same time. I have no idea how to fix this and it is a pain in the *** since I use this to watch video a lot. I will never buy an Acer again after this. POS you get what you pay for. If I can't resolve the issue I am going to start a blog blasting their company. Don't buy ACER!!

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Download the latest stinger and runn it it mite be a welchi virus or download a bios update

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When i click on training it causes a crash dump


here are instruction to fix crash dumo to your sega football manager 2011

Step 1shock.gifpen up your steam
Step 2: Go onto your games list
Step 3: Right click on Football Manager and select properties
Step 4: Select the Local files tab on the far right
Step 5: Click the option Verify integrity of game cache
Step 6: Click the option Defragment game cache
It should now be complete

this worked for me

I'm sure there are other people out there who have had there game destroyed by Crash Dumps errors, sometimes screwing your save, sometimes even preventing you from starting new games forcing you to re-install only to come across the same problem later down the line.

So here is my 2 part guide to Crash Dumps, part 1 is how to set your game up to minimize the chances of your game ever getting this error, and part 2 is what to do to recover your save (If possible) and get your game back to a working state if you had this error already. Part 1 pretty much lists all issues that cause Crash Dumps and to set your self up to prevent it from happening.

Crash Dumps Prevention

There are certain things that increase your chances of getting an error, here is a list

1) FMRTE - Just dont go there, it screws your data base up beyond repair, you will not be able to get your corrupt save back if you have used this editor. Sometimes its been to known to cause damage to your windows registry too, unless SI make an official in game editor, using third party programs like this is all to risky stay away.

2) Size of Game - Even though I believe I have found the solutions to 99% of crash dump issues, it does not change the fact the game is not without major issues, the games coding causing endless memory leaks that lead to Crash Dumps errors.
So what I'm saying is try to go easy on your database size, either slow or at most medium size data base when starting a new game.
Also dont go crazy with the amount of leagues you select to be playable, if you have a good system 10 leagues at max.
If you must have lots of leagues and large data base I recommend you have at least 6GB of DDR2 or DDR3 ram, if you have an older system DDR ram will not cut it for crazy data base sizes.

3)Everything Up to Date ? - Make sure the following are up to date
+ Graphics Card Driver (Use manfactures site, sometimes windows will not find the most up to date driver)
+ Java - Make sure you have the latest Version
+Direct X - Latest Version your system is compatible with

4) General Settings in Game These are optional but I recommend you use these settings to prevent errors.
Uncheck the following boxes
+Use Skin Cache
+ Enable Data Collection (This is an important one, it will stop FM constantly building up the RAM useage and prevent Crash Dumps)
+ Play in Windowed Mode, Minimize, and Maximize Every Hour.
+ Disable sounds, and 3D cameras, the 3D sucks anyway text all the way.
+Play with Autosave weekly, 3 file rolling save for back ups, better safe than sorry.
+ Uncheck Threading, if you have a Dual Core processor, you do not need this to be checked, it takes away a complication. However if you have one processor with Threading technology keep it ticked, other wise the game performance will be poor.

5) Your Hardware Before Playing FM 2010 you need to be confident your hardware is all fully working, so you can rule that out if you need to trouble shoot in case you get the Crash Dump.
Consider and do the following before installing the game

+Power Supply - Is it at a high enough Voltage for my Graphics card ?, find out and upgrade power supply if need be, you should not be using a Graphics card if your power supply is under the recommended amount, your system will become very unstable, let alone Football Manager.

+Hard Drive Error Free, run Chkdsk, a windows tool to see if your hard drive has any errors.
To run chekdsk press the windows button and R, then in the run box type in CMD, the in the black command box type in chkdsk and press enter.
You should have a report of no errors, or windows will fix errors

+ Faulty RAM - This was the culprit for me, run a program called MEMTEST86, you need to download and Burn it to CD, restart your PC with the CD in the drive and let it scan.
If you are error free all good, if not note which RAM slot is reporting errors, remove or replace that RAM.http://www.memtest86.com/

+Dust Bunnies - Your system would be unstable in general if you have these, if it is a little unstable check the innards of your PC for obvious dust, blow to free dust from sensitive areas.

If you ever get Blue Screen errors while browsing, gaming, multi tasking, then Football Manager will certainly Crash Dump you ***.

Okay if you follow all these steps prior to installing your game you are very unlikely to get the crash dumps error again.


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I have a play station 2 and I like to play Crash Bandicoot 2.Gortex strikes back,but the memory card won't work is this because it is a play station 2 memory card. thank you John.


First, check to see if your memory card has any room on it by turning on your PS2 while there is no game in the machine. Select your memory card, and see how many blocks are left on it, then see how many blocks are required to save Crash Bandicoot 2 games (should tell you on the game's box).

If there isn't enough room, delete some saves to make room.

If there is room, or you cannot view the saved data on your memory card then try putting it in the other slot. If putting it in the other slot does not fix the problem then your card is either damaged or the data is corrupted. In either case, you will simply need to use a different memory card.

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When playing a game online, my computer runs slow and sometimes does not respond at all. What could be causing this?


Microsoft Windows and PCs have always had problems. But the cause isn't always the Operating System (Windows) or your computer (your PC) sometimes it is the added components of the system, or non-added components, that you need added.

First, look at the back of your computer. If the monitor cable is plugged into the upper portion of the computer then you have what is called an "Embedded" video card. If it is connect to the slotted row of spaces near the bottom then you have a PCI video card. If you have an embedded card, it would benefit you to get a PCI card. If you have a PCI card then check to see that you have 64mb or more of video memory, if not upgrade!

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You can also add more virtual memory under your "Virtual Memory" under "Properties" in "My Computer." The word is to double your memory size.

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Hi...

There are two thing you should try..
Check the memory.
Reinstall the OS.
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Ive recently upgraded my BIOS on my Compaq Presario SR2050X Media center PC. ever since then i have been getting nothing but blue screen errors and random crash/restarts whenever i play a game, watch a...


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hi daget200;
can you post the exact error message? its located at the top few lines so that we will know whats causing it. have you inserted a new hardware recently? when does the error occur? intermittent? does it happen when you are playing games or something? pls expound. thanks

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Memory


there is no problem, if you have onboard graphics, then they are currently using the minimum 8mb of graphics memory when using normal programmes, when you run a video or a game the pc will increase the amount of graphical memory it needs, reducing it even further, untill you stop using the programme, at which point the system will reclaim the memory. So you are showig the correct amount of memory.

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