Thanks for the info guys! I did the updates, and poured over the support chat threads too. I did read about the heatsink issues. I was able to
overclock my processor by 4x w/o overheating. I do have 2 different rams, and I did read about that too, but I haven't removed one yet. How absurd
that we have to modify our well equipped computers just to play a game.
One fellow went to Steam's chatroom and commented on that very thing. He instantly got over 100 replies before the thread was removed. I guess the
known glitches are not going to be addressed.
I will remove one of my ram and retry. Also, as if this isn't bad enough, I bought the game on ebay as new, and lo and behold someone already
activated the id #. The guy offered to refund me but I will eat the s/h both ways. It will be cheaper to have steam reinstate the number for $10
I am so frustrated