I know this thread is old but here is my 2 cents. I have: Core 2 Duo E8500 4GB DDR2 PC2-9600 CL 5-5-5-12 Evga 780i motherboard Evga GeForce 8800 ultra SE 630MHZ 768MB 2.2GHZ w/175.19 Video drivers Windows vista w/SP1 and fully updated to current I play: Race Driver:Grid maxed settings Crysis on high Half-life2 maxed settings Bioshock maxed And many more I only get crashes once in a while, more on really hot days But SimCity Society is crashing all the time. More often as the city gets bigger. Most times after less then ten minutes. This is with settings on high default with no patches.