I have been crashing frequently, So many to the point of were I needed to delete all of my crash dumps and crash again to try and figure out the issue.
Heres the crashdump file of what has been happening… hl2_140122_crash_2014_3_9T7_53_34C0.mdmp
Duel note, I crash most often in Stranded but have no issue with Stronghold.
Edit: Here are my System Specs :
Operating System:Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit SP2
CPU:AMD Athlon 64 X2 4050e 46 °C
Brisbane 65nm Technology
RAM:3.00GB Single-Channel DDR2 @ 351MHz (6-6-6-18)
Motherboard:eMachines MCP61PM-GM (Socket AM2 ) 40 °C
Graphics:DELL S2409W (1920x1080@60Hz)
2048MB NVIDIA GeForce GT 440 (NVIDIA) 37 °C
Storage:298GB Hitachi HDT721032SLA SCSI Disk Device (SATA) 42 °C
Optical Drives:HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH40F SCSI CdRom Device
Audio:Realtek High Definition Audio
Edit: The Dumps link can be found here so you can look at the crash file for yourself - Credit to code_gs!