Recently, I've been experiencing "application has failed to initialize properly" errors and corrupt sound drivers during lengthy Prime95 runs. I use RealTemp to keep track of CPU temp during these tests. Searching for a solution, I increased the desktop heap size (under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> SYSTEM -> CurrentControlSet -> Control -> Session Manager -> SubSystems -> Windows), and this did delay the errors, but did not eliminate them. Playing around some more, I noticed that the number of handles in Task Manager was higher than I had ever seen. So, I enabled the Handles tab under processes, and I found this: Upon closing RealTemp, the handles returned to normal: Am I the only person who has encountered this problem?