It can be when it tries to write to memory that isn’t there. I think there where issues with 2.0.4. I presume that you have more RAM than minimum specs (8Gb). If it is running with an XMP profile maybe revert to default. Or run a memtest. Its probably the software but its always worth checking the hardware too
Good luck troubleshooting. Is it happening everytime you run DCS?
i have 16gb, and yes after flying in an multiplayer server for about an hr, it will crash with that access violation in the log. I checked afterburner, ram usuage was up over 13gb. I’ll do some more checking.
I think i remember this happening in a previous 2.0 build, so maybe it will get ironed out. I really doubt 8gb of vram and 16gb of system ram is not enough. That would put a large portion of users unable to play online for very long. I don’t think most people have 24+gb’s of system ram.
I have 16GB and was getting more frequent crashes after 2.5. It turns out that the 2.5 took up too much space on a 128GB SSD I use for a couple sims and my page file. The page file didn’t have enough room anymore and I could see it reported in the windows Event Viewer → System logs leading up to the crash.
In my case it’s just this one SSD that doesn’t have windows on it but I configured it that way. If you haven’t played around with any of that I think its either on the windows drive or windows drive + all others. Pagefiles can get really big though, I think if you have 16GB of RAM the page file can get up to the mid 20’s. Look in System Properties → Advanced Tab → Peformance → Click “settings” → Advanced Tab → under virtual memory click “change”
That will show you which drives page files are being used on, you can cancel out without changing anything.
Which setting would have the most direct impact on ram usuage? Textures? Shadows? Just curious if I can tweak my settings to run the game online for extended periods of time. No problems at all in Singleplayer.
I think textures for sure, maybe anisotropic filtering has an impact on that with texture size… not sure. I use the “System Information” graphs in Process Explorer from the Microsoft sysinternals suite to monitor my GRAM and RAM. Leaving browser windows open can eat up a lot of RAM too, and even video RAM if it’s something like a sectional chart.