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Stressful memory error, need expert help ASAP

By go0se
Nov 5, 2010
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  1. Hi, I'm struggling with an extremely confusing and stressful problem. I'm new to these forums, and hope someone is this community will help me.

    So anyway, I play the game Counter Strike Source Half Life 2.. etc, any Steam powered games relating, and I receive this following error:

    The instruction at "0x1264d254" referenced at "0x0e458998". The memory could not be 'read'.
    This happens before i join a game or right before it enters into the video stress test.

    I feel like I've tried every solution known to man and I could really use some help here.

    Some Specs: (everything is up to date)
    Windows XP Home: SP3
    AMD Sempron 3000+ Processor [1.81ghz]
    Nvidia Geforce4 MX 4000 graphics
    960 MB ram (2, 512MB ram chips DDR memory)

    Anything else you'd need to know I can give the info on.
    I am open to any help anyone can give me.

    Thanks in Advance. & Please don't post if you have the same problem for that is no help to me.
     
  2. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    Every Source game made by Valve has been updated to the 2009 Source engine. meaning you video card is no longer within the minimum requirements
     
  3. go0se

    go0se TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Than what video card would you recommend for cheap?

    and are you certain? I would hate to go off and spend the money and still get the error
     
  4. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    Yes im certain, i have been playing TF2, HL2, HL2EP1, HL2EP2 ,HL2DM, Portal, L4D2, for many years. This EVGA GeForce 6200 AGP $39 will work great for you.
     
  5. go0se

    go0se TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for the help, but the graphix card to recommended to me is DDR2, I think my copmputer only supports PCI DDR graphics. Any other suggestion? or will that one be fine?
     
  6. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    The ram on your computer and in the video card can be different, it wont cause any problems. Also the Geforce4 MX 4000 is only DX8.0 while CSS and HL2 need DX8.1 or higher.
     
  7. go0se

    go0se TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok great, also my power source might be a 275 watt output or something.. anything there?
     
  8. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    The 6200 doesn't require any external power. it will get all of its power from the motherboard. It might be a good idea to clean out your computer case and power supply with a can of air.
     
  9. go0se

    go0se TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ok, thanks so much for your help.. I'll let you know if everything works out good
     
  10. go0se

    go0se TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks alot dustin, this graphics card works great and I can finally play the game again,
    just a little choppy and not very high fps.
     

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