now the problem. the game crashes at random points in the game by fully crapping up and showing wierd grahical corruption on the screen(the sound goes funny aswell). i am then required to reboot the computer from that point as he computer will not allow me to do anything. sometimes the computer jst fails and reboots on its own. even worse is that the problem didn't end there. when th computer restarts the graphical corruptions still persist in the boot screen and he wndows desktop regardless of wether the game is running or not. finally there doesn't seem to be an trigger to these crashes. i have to leave the computer alone for some time before i can use it normally. the problem seems to be in single player campaign and i haven't seen anything in the skrmish. then again i haven't played skirmish much.
i believe the game is doing something to my graphics card but i don't know what. it could be overheating expaining why it continues even after the reboot but i was able to play the demo perfectly fine. but i still don't think that is the case because sometimes it can crash almost straight away even after the computer has been left off over night. i seems to be a common problem because it is happening to alot of people but EA has gone too far. they always have problems with their games.
i have tried playing with and without the patches buthas made no difference. also i have all the latest drivers, directx, and patches.
pentium 4 3.06GHz
256MB geforce 6800GT
i exceed all the minimum requirements. i have seen a suggestion t increase the virtual memory but i have not tried this yet as i do not know what to change the values to. i do not want any futher trouble with the computer by putting in values too high.