Memory leak problem (I believe)

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I just can’t start any match without my pc crash and BSOD, I tried everything and didn’t work, so when I open the game still in the menu, the memory occupied is 1800MB, for me it doesn’t make sense. I’m pretty sure that my computer has all the requirements to run this game.

ps.: Yes, UHD is disabled, everything is in the minimum.

For me, during gameplay, the game consumes 3-4 GB of RAM and an additional 1-1.3 GB of VRAM. So without dedicated graphics memory, the game can currently use upto 5.3 GB RAM. With windows taking another 1.5 GB in the background, I believe the correct minimum system requirements should be 8 GB of RAM.

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I know my notebook isn’t powerful but it meets the requirements, and really I’ve never seen something like that before, consunming so much ram for nothing, it’s just a 1999 game with better graphics.

Processor: Intel® Core™ i5-8250U CPU @ 1.60GHz (8 CPUs), ~1.8GHz
Memory: 8192MB RAM Available OS Memory: 8102MB RAM
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce MX150
Manufacturer: NVIDIA
Chip type: GeForce MX150
DAC type: Integrated RAMDAC
Display Memory: 6034 MB
Dedicated Memory: 1983 MB
From Dxdiag

The game regularly uses 5 GB of ram for me, and that’s without the Ultra HD graphics installed. I hear that with the UHD graphics, it requires 16+ GB of ram.

This ram usage is completely to be expected when everything is 60 FPS HD sprites and not 3D graphics. Not A Bug.

Your real issue is your CPU. This game only runs on a single core, which means you basically only have a single 1.6 GHz processor… which is as powerful as a typical laptop from 2003 or so. Outdated doesn’t even begin to describe it. No chance of that running this game.

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Make sure you have the page file size set to system managed. Your laptop should definitely run the game no problem, i5-8250U boosts to 3.4 Ghz, which is not bad.

EDIT: Also set your power plan to high performance.

IDK man, i just tried everything again and didn’t work, I will just give up and play the HD version. It’s the same everytime AOE2DE as you can see just don’t respond and BSOD.
Thank you and goodbye.

Same here, See event error log
Fault bucket 2208292398229875873, type 4
Event Name: APPCRASH
Response: Not available
Cab Id: 0

Problem signature:
P1: AoE2DE_s.exe
P2: 101.101.33315.0
P3: 5ddceae9
P4: AoE2DE_s.exe
P5: 101.101.33315.0
P6: 5ddceae9
P7: c0000005
P8: 0000000000a12e84

Attached files:
\?\C:\Users\User\Games\Age of Empires 2 DE\logs\2019.12.09-19.24.22.txt

These files may be available here:

Analysis symbol:
Rechecking for solution: 0
Report Id: c0efd463-80be-4760-a988-660dcaa07336
Report Status: 268435456
Hashed bucket: 97a2435c6dba2a203ea56e3c74afeca1
Cab Guid: 0

Next error: (at same time)
Faulting application name: AoE2DE_s.exe, version: 101.101.33315.0, time stamp: 0x5ddceae9
Faulting module name: AoE2DE_s.exe, version: 101.101.33315.0, time stamp: 0x5ddceae9
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0000000000a12e84
Faulting process id: 0x37cc
Faulting application start time: 0x01d5af094cffbbef
Faulting application path: I:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\AoE2DE\AoE2DE_s.exe
Faulting module path: I:\SteamLibrary\steamapps\common\AoE2DE\AoE2DE_s.exe
Report Id: c0efd463-80be-4760-a988-660dcaa07336
Faulting package full name:
Faulting package-relative application ID:

Windows successfully diagnosed a low virtual memory condition. The following programs consumed the most virtual memory: AoE2DE_s.exe (14284) consumed 20115255296 bytes, chrome.exe (24668) consumed 755417088 bytes, and steamwebhelper.exe (12420) consumed 717754368 bytes.
AOE ate ~18.73379 GB of memory

PS I have a beefy computer
i5-2500k CPU 3.3 GHz
GTX 1650 4GB GPU
Samsung EVO 860 1TB SSD
16 GB ram

Its definitely leak - memory consumtion increases even if I do nothing in game - just launch it and wait in main menu. This is the result of ~1.5h idle in menu.

Intel core i7 7700k
GeForce 1050TI 4gb
16gb ram

Sir this is the Age of Empires 2 Forum