random hl2.exe has stopped working crashes

The title says it all really, at seemingly random moments during single player gameplay I get the infamous hl2.exe has stopped working error. I’ve been playing Gmod for a couple of mounths now without problem, collecting various addons over time without problem, so when the error first ocoured I thought “ok, I’ll delete everything and start over”. I completly reinstalled Gmod, deleting everything in the process. The crashes became less frequent (one every 15 mins, usually) but still kept happening.

I tried setting my launch options to play the game in various versions of dx (80 and 91, I think) and for about half an hour, this did work. But then the same old crash happened again.

Has anyone else encountered this, and if so, is there a fix for it?

Thanks,

Adzscott

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Computer specs:

CPU: Intel® Core™2 Duo CPU P8600 @ 2.40GHz
RAM: 3.0 GB
OS: Microsoft Windows Vista Home 32-bit
Graphics: ATI Radeon Graphics Processor (1.7 GB)
Model: Dell studio 16

Update GMod.

It is updated! It’s not been that long since I bought it.

Make sure you have the least amount of addons possible, these can cause slow downs and possibly crashes

Hmm, I honestly had no idea that too many addons could cause crahses. Guess that means I’ll have to cut back :frowning: Thanks!