UV editor crashes

:frowning: When I open large image\map in the UV Editor (4MP+) and try to zoom in or switch to edit mode Blender crashes… Anyone knows what’s that?

Windows XP Pro, Blender 2.49b

likely memory probs, also could be vid card memory problem too

vid card is ATI Mobility Rodeon X1600

any suggestions ?

I found when I decrease hardware acceleration, the problem disappears. What to do with that? Has anyone encountered same problem?