I have defragmented my computer. I’ve checked to insure that I actually HAVE the memory to run the game (I’ve got 8 GBs – WAY more than enough). I have tried patching on various levels, all the way from 1.34 back to 1.29. I still get memory-related crashes whenever I patch.
I’m not sure what to do. I don’t know what’s going on. Is this a virus? Is this just EA screwing things up? I’m not sure.
My next step is going to be re-installing the base game (for the sixth or seventh time) and not patching it, then playing it for a long session. I’ll see how long I can do it.
If it doesn’t crash, I’ll know it’s the patches. And I’ll try to install my EPs and SPs without patching.
Because I really don’t know what else to do at this point.