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Half life 2 vista 64bit error

  • PC gaming
  • Games
  • Windows Vista
  • Video Games
Last response: in PC Gaming
January 30, 2009 7:24:01 AM

When I start the game hl2.exe , the valve screen apears , then the menu screen, in theat moment the game crash and a error screen apears ! it says saomething about LOW memory ! :cry:  the PC has 4Gb DDR2 800+ A-Data ! The game works on XP 32 , is the same DVD ! sorry for my english ( I'm from S-E Europe)

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January 30, 2009 7:28:23 AM

Never heard of A-Data tbh.
What info does CPU-Z give on the DIMMS?

Try to boot with one stick at a time to check for bad modules.
Also, ctrl+alt+del and check out what background processes are running. If this is a pre-built PC then you may have a lot of bloatware - unnecessary software taking up valuable Memory.
As a final though, check your page file settings and make sure it is active.
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January 30, 2009 8:30:54 AM

Ok mate. Do me a favour, and respond to each suggestion please. I understand theres a language barrier, cant help that im afraid.

- CPU-z report

- Check Page File

- Boot with one DIMM at a time

- Check background processes
January 30, 2009 8:34:13 AM

soory man I'm not home right now , I'm at work ! :D 
January 30, 2009 8:53:16 AM

Lol same. Well post up when you get a chance.
January 30, 2009 9:00:06 AM

anyway , 10x for help man !
January 30, 2009 1:48:22 PM

Try this:

Go to your Steam- My Games, right click Half-Life 2, go down to properties.
Click on 'Set Launch Options'.
Put "-32bit" in the box (without the speech marks), hit okay/apply and then run the game.

Hopefuly that should fix the issue, I had some trouble getting the game to run natively in 64bit mode, unfortunately this seems to be down to a recent patch that valve released.. seemed to break it for me anyway.
July 21, 2009 6:55:24 AM

im getting random crashes then i get the HL2 not responding. I changed it to 32bit but i lost my saved games :(  are there any patches that correct the issue with 64bit?