Recently I received my new ati 4870, since them I've been playing Crysis on medium/high/vhigh (depended on the map).
That went fine until i reached the last level Reckoning. There, i was experiencing huge lags (like a frame every 2 minutes). after checking Task Manager I saw that Crysis was using all what was left of my 2gb of ram (98+% was used)
I tried switching to 64-bit version. that helped the rams (now using 92%) but not the lags. Turning all graphs to low on 800x600 didn't help as well.
My current rig:
C2D E6750 + Thermalrigh Ultra-120 eXtreme (on stock clocks atm)
Sapphire HD4870 512mb
2x1GB Kingston ValueRam DDR2-667 CL5
ASrock 4Core1333-FullHD (ATI RS600 chipset)
Antec 900 case
Antec Earthwatts 500W
It's perfectly normal. After a while of gameplay, Crysis typically uses 2+gb of ram. Windows itself and background programs adds to the toll. There is a reason all new gaming builds by competent people use 4gb of ram. 2gb just doesn't cut it anymore. You should try Supreme Commander if you think Crysis use a lot.
Crytek may not be able to make games but the make pretty scenery even if it does take to much power to show it off.
I don't think thats fair. Warhead (though short) is a good game and Farcry kept me entertained for bloody ages. I downloaded an alternative optimised config (instead of using one of the presets) and Warhead now runs great (and still looks great too).
But I will think twice about buying any future Crytek games, as EA are a bunch of spyware installing c****
Did you install all the patches? When I first played the demo Crysis had a horrible memory leak that would eat up all of my 4GB of RAM. And it was even in the final version. I think it was fixed in patch 1.2 if I remember correctly.
I was playing the full game for about 4 hours and it just sucked my RAM up. Almost made my PC crash. After the patch I played again for 8 hours and it never went past 70%.