Team Fortress 2 Crashing
I have played TF2 for a bout half a year now, and it's completely taken over my gaming life. I used to clock a ridiculous 50 hours a week during the summer, and I can safely say that it is my favorite game. So you can imagine the frustration of having crash for no reason. It started a while ago when it would freeze if I played for over an hour. (I believe that to be a cooling issue, since it started doing that when I moved it to another room). I would just turn it off and take a break. Starting about 2-3 weeks ago, it started slowing down really, really, bad whenever i got close to an enemy player. A few days ago, it started crashing whenever the server would change maps. I got on today (12/5/2012), and jumped around a corner to give a Scout some free mini-gun bullets, and my game crashed the moment I turned the corner and came face to face with the enemy Scout. I have deleted a lot of stuff off my computer, cleaned it up, it auto-defragments once a week on Mondays, I have all my anti-virus up to date (AVG free is better than nothing, right?), the only foreign programs on my computer I am aware of are Magic Set Editor 2, Cockatrice, Minecraft.exe, Skype, Chrome, Audacity, Camstudio, Warzone 2100, Steam, and TF2.
My specs are as follows:
Pentium Dual-Core Processor Cpu E5400 2.70 Ghz (bad processor is bad)
2 GB ram (Yeah I know, my ram sucks ♥♥♥♥, too)
Windows 7 32 bit operating system
I have the TF2 launch options st to "-Dxlevel80" to deal with a graphical glitch as well, if that means anything. I just noticed there was a space between "Dxlevel" and "80", so please tell me if that is not supposed to be there
I also started using a new mouse recently. It's a Logitech. I found it in one of my Dads old boxes of junk , so I don't have any info on it other than it is a USB mouse.
I am getting a new computer in February (and I ate so sound like a spoiled brat here), but 2 months without TF2 would suck ♥♥♥, especially since I am really looking forward to me and my friends starting a UGC Highlander Team, and I would hate to miss out on that. If you need any more information about my computer, just ask and I'll try to get that info to you, I know my way around the web more than I know about the computer itself.