Like Otto suggests, neither OOMs nor CTDs have to do anything with AES.
I, for instance, completely got rid of OOMs by applying the 3GB switch.
As for CTDs, these still happen to me from time to time. But after reading hundreds of webpages and trying hundreds of tweaks and tools I came to some important conclusions.
There may be very different reasons for CTDs. Let me name a few most typical: mixed textures of AI aircraft, double or faulty AFCADs, bad landclass (falulty, overlapping or with an empty tex folder), and others.
The good news is the reasons can be tracked down and cured. The bad news is it takes time, patience and effort (like any real success in life).
I can recommend several basic tools to help you check for the most typical problems causing CTDs (and possibly OOMs too):
- ACA2005 (to search for flightplan and aircraft config errors) --> http://aifs2.pvdveen...ownload=ACA2005
- ACA2007 (like above, just newer but more basic) --> http://aifs2.pvdveen...A2007_Light.zip
- ScanAFD (to find double AFCADs) --> http://www.fs2000.or...ons/scanafd.zip
- DXTBmp (to search for and convert bad texture formats) --> http://www.softsea.c...oad/DXTBmp.html