Random Crash!

When I play GMod for a while guess what I get… CRASH!
It randomly shut me down without saying anything! It’s about 5 - 10 minutes before it crash…
My GMod is new and fresh, and also… when I mean shut down it means it suddenly turn off with no shut down screen.

My PC’s specs
Window XP Professional
Version 2002
Service Pack 3

Intel® Core™ 2 Duo CPU
P7350 @ 2.00 GHz
1.99 GHz, 2.00 GB of RAM
Physical Address Extension

Additional Informations
DirectX latest version (10)

Any ideas? Please help… Thanks in advance…

NOTE: I tried -dxlevel 70 and -mat_forcehardwaresync 0 already.

Post your PC specs, check the event viewer for errors, update your video card drivers, try -dxlevel 81

I tried all of my dxlevels!

I added specs information on the thread already… take a look.

Garry’s Mod only goes down to -dxlevel 81

Thanks, I tried it like you said… -dxlevel 81
It’s not working.

BTW, it happed to my Counter-Strike: Source too. It happed to all of my Steam games, not Non-Steam games.


Disable the steam overlay by right clicking and selecting properties.

So, do I need to uncheck “Enable Steam Community in game?” or “Enable Steam Cloud” or both or none of them but something…

sounds like your PC is overheating.

[editline]19th February 2011[/editline]

post graphics card

I don’t know what graphics card version or whatever I have but can you post a link for me to download the latest version?


Steam community in-game. It’s a bit problematic for integrated graphics. You can’t download graphics cards…

Someone explain why he was banned?

Your Garry’s Mod is non-Steam?

Click on the little calendar on the left bottom of his thread and you’ll see

[editline]20th February 2011[/editline]

He meant that this problem is applying to all the Steam (I think he means Source) games he owns. If he had a game bought in the shop, like (Dora on Adventure), he wouldn’t have this problem

Reason says “crap thread” for this thread.

EDIT: oops, not this thread, a similar named thread in gen discussion (sorry)

Sorry that I’m away guys, and yes… I bought Garry’s Mod from Steam.
It’s not a cracked game.

DirectX Summary
Memory: 2046 MB RAM
BIOS: InsydeH20 v1.08
Page File: 642 MB used, 6294 MB available.
System Manufacture: Acer
System Model: Aspire 4930

You didn’t post your graphic card.

I don’t know where I can find my graphic card.

Use speccy http://www.piriform.com/speccy