just thought I'd share a cheeky little memory cleaning app that I stumbled across:
I run it before loading Elemental and (touch wood) never get any more crashes.
I'm on Vista with 2GB RAM, and after running memory cleaner prior to playing, selecting 'trim processes working set' (whatever the hell that means), and switching off the run in background option, I get silky smooth, solid performance - in the past it was choppy as hell, and would quite often crash after 100 turns or so.
hope this helps
loving 1.09p by the way