This is the only game that manages to freeze my PC forcing a reboot

Discussion in 'Team Fortress 2 Talk' started by owly-oop, Feb 17, 2011.

  1. owly-oop

    aa owly-oop im birb

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    I am mad. TF2 keeps crashing and freezing, and my PC is fine. it can run any other game fine without crashing, but not TF2

    I have no clue how to fix it or where to get help or where to get started at all

    Anybody have a problem like this?
     
  2. REEJ

    REEJ L7: Fancy Member

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    My only clue is the stutters, basically screen freezes that last for 1-2 seconds.
    Also it's the only game with a problem like this for me.
    Anyway, I've found out it has something to do with hard drive, the newer/faster the drive the lower chance of getting these, but on my brand new laptop got the same problem (probably something like slower HDD to save energy)
     
  3. Mr. Wimples

    Mr. Wimples L6: Sharp Member

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    Has this always happened? Or is it just now surfacing?
    Could we have a bit more details about the crashes?

    Also, a problem I had about tf2 crashing had to do with the multi-core support, but I can't remember if valve fixed that or not. Nevertheless I keep it off.
     
  4. Fr0Z3nR

    aa Fr0Z3nR Creator of blackholes & memes. Destroyer of forums

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    I've heard that anti-virus will cause bad file sharing between servers and computer. If you have one, turning it off and trying might help.
     
  5. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    my solution was to completely replace the computer, probably not the most cost effective fix if your not upgrading anyways, but it works <_<
     
  6. grazr

    aa grazr Old Man Mutant Ninja Turtle

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    I'm guessing your drive is well de-fragged... Otherwise there's nothing to go on, and i'd suggest google.
     
  7. Duke Silas

    Duke Silas L1: Registered

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  8. Trotim

    aa Trotim

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    play a better game
     
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  9. Mariner

    Mariner L2: Junior Member

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    Play TF2 Beta.
     
  10. Wilson

    aa Wilson Burial by Sleep

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    Play Monday Night Combat.
     
  11. Loc_n_lol

    Loc_n_lol L10: Glamorous Member

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    I hear this can be sound card related (realtek HD audio). Anyway I have been getting these forever and there seems to be no fix. Whenever some sounds are being played for the first time, there's a random chance that it freezes for a second.:bored:
     
  12. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    Huh. I always figured it was a hat/weapon model problem since it always seemed to happen whenever an enemy ambushed me. You know, 'cause it would be all, "Suddenly, polygons! Thousands of them!" If it's a sound issue, though, Valve should look into it.
     
  13. Mr. Happy

    Mr. Happy L6: Sharp Member

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    I also get this issue though it seems to only happen on steel and coldfront, or at least that's where it happens most. But I also have realtek HD audio so maybe that's it.
     
  14. owly-oop

    aa owly-oop im birb

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    no error messages, pc is fine, and i use realtek hd audio

    welp