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Team Fortress 2 Freezes Randomly ( Only the video, the audio does not freeze )

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May 15, 2013 11:06:33 PM

Please help me,

I am having this issue with my Team Fortress 2. The game randomly freezes while playing. The audio keeps working fine. I mean, I am able to hear all the sounds, audio does not freeze. Only the video freezes and does not recover. When I press the ESC key, the menu does not show up. Only way to exit the game is by opening the Task Manager.

My internet is working fine.

What could be the issue and how to fix it ?

Computer specs:

Intel Core i3
4 GB DDR3 RAM
Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
Intel HD Graphics

Please Help! :( 
May 16, 2013 12:11:09 AM

You don't have a dedicated graphics card? Probably the IGP on the CPU is getting hot and it gets throttled back or something. If you want to game i highly suggest getting a dedicated grapics card, gaming on intels igp is a nono afaik.
May 16, 2013 12:24:53 AM

aatje92 said:
You don't have a dedicated graphics card? Probably the IGP on the CPU is getting hot and it gets throttled back or something. If you want to game i highly suggest getting a dedicated grapics card, gaming on intels igp is a nono afaik.



Anyway to fix this issue for now without getting a new GPU ? I had a GPU about 4-5 months ago. It was getting heated up to 110 C. Could there be some problem in cabinet ?
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May 16, 2013 12:57:51 AM

Could be. How do you keep your case and CPU cool?
May 16, 2013 1:28:24 AM

I had the same issue in the the last week I think a recent team fortress update maybe to blame, just have to wait until they patch it out they dont usually take long.
May 16, 2013 3:36:00 AM

aatje92 said:
Could be. How do you keep your case and CPU cool?


Well, there is no special kind of cooling system in the cabinet. Just the usual 2 fans. One on the motherboard and the other one inside the PSU.

Some people say that installing extra fans in the cabinet would have fixed that GPU problem but I dont think it would be able to fix it as the temperature is going as high as 110C. I even tried to run my PC with the cabinet open from one side so that the air would enter it due to the ceiling fan. But, nothing helped. :( 
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