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Left 4 Dead Out of Memory Error

By HaMsTeYr
Aug 5, 2009
  1. I'm trying to replay Left 4 Dead on my laptop, but all of a sudden it stopped working, Crashing right after the intro movie giving me an Assert memstd.cpp Out of Memory, something or rather error...

    Anyone else has this and know how to solve it...? running Windows 7 and windows Vista and both have this error, and no i'm not out of memory, at least last i checked L4D doesn't churn all 4gb.
     
  2. Kcircyrd

    Kcircyrd TS Rookie Posts: 216

    Does your laptop work normally for routine work like word processing and email?
    Perhaps you could post your brand and model. Many laptops simply cannot handle intense graphics.
    Have you tested your memory using the free MemTest86. It only takes one failing memory stick to cause the problem.
     
  3. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 377

    Hmm, yep my laptop can do those just fine.

    My laptop is:
    ASUS M50Vn
    Intel T9400
    4gb ram
    500gb HDD
    9650MGT 1gb VRAM

    Thing is that it used to work when i first got the laptop, then it stopped working in windows Vista, so i installed it in Windows 7 and it didn't work in windows 7 as well >_>

    I might want to try a mem test then... Might be the issue... all i need is to pop in my Linux CDs anyway...
     
  4. Kcircyrd

    Kcircyrd TS Rookie Posts: 216

    Following changes such as you mention, sometimes the best repair is a clean install.
     
  5. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 377

    Bah, the install of Win 7 was fresh >_>
     
  6. Kcircyrd

    Kcircyrd TS Rookie Posts: 216

    And you are certain that Windows 7 works on your system?
    Did it perform OK with WXP? and with Linux? But not with VISTA and Not with Windows 7 ?
    That would tell me a lot, as VISTA and Windows 7 are similar.
    Does the Device manager show all devices installed normallyl without red or yellow alerts?
     
  7. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 377

    Yep, this same L4D works on my Desktop running Windows 7 and XP dual booted and works on both.

    Everything is installed fine and no red and yellows, yeah >_> And L4D with Linux? o.o" It worked on all, just now my Laptop is saying no no D:
     
  8. Kotu2

    Kotu2 TS Rookie Posts: 72

    did you try changing the audio quality to medium? mine randomly crashes but after i did that it worked
     
  9. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 377

    I would if i could honestly... i can't even get into the game to do it :( as soon as i attempt to watch the intro movie till the end or skip it, at the loading screen it just crashes.
     
  10. Kotu2

    Kotu2 TS Rookie Posts: 72

    you might've tried this but did you try using the codes
    like -novid -console
     
  11. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 377

    well i did try it before, but i tried it again and yep still no cake.
     
  12. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

  13. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 377

    Damaged installs? I'm using Windows 7 now on my desktop and i've had it installed and used as my primary os for over a few months now as soon as RC came out. the only MAJOR bug which i had is my start menu disappearing...
     
  14. Kotu2

    Kotu2 TS Rookie Posts: 72

    did you try going to this website( i stumbled upon it because im having my own problems with L4D)
    since some didn't notice that clicking the word this took you to the website heres the website:
    http://tinyurl.com/n265y8
    (i made it tinyurl because the regular one is big)
     
  15. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    But the install problems vary from board to board, and manufacturer to manufacturer.

    (Kotu2: didn't see a website posted)
     
  16. Kotu2

    Kotu2 TS Rookie Posts: 72

    click this XD
     
  17. Kotu2

    Kotu2 TS Rookie Posts: 72

    Did you try what I posted? yes no? please reply because i can do some more research im just really bored right now.
     
  18. HaMsTeYr

    HaMsTeYr TS Guru Topic Starter Posts: 377

    Hmm i tried but to no avail. It works now... I net connected my laptop and updated Left 4 Dead to 1.0.1.4 and it stopped crashing hahaha.... happy times. :D
     
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