So I just had the luck of coming across your 'Deadly Secret' planetary bonus. I bet you guys thought that was real funny . I just so happen to be the proverbial curious cat, usually hitting up Planet Exploration first, especially since I lean towards the Advent as my favored race.
I won't spoil it for those of you who haven't discovered it yet, that would just not be cool.
Anyway, I have since reduced my resolution a step as well as my effects and the game runs much better. Zero crashes and everything still looks great. I'll try to post some exploits up in the screen shots thread. Also, I'd like some input on whether or not it would be cool to make a user-video thread. It just so happens that I run FRAPs during every game and try to record my more climactic battles (usually turning points in the game). I've had a really good time crafting videos for my other games and I'd love to do some for Sins.