First off, Here’s my specs.
Custom Dell Latitude D620 Laptop
Windows Vista Business ver. 6.0.6001 Service Pack 1
Intel Core2 T7600 2.33GHz 2333Mhz
Nvidia NVS Quadro 110M
Now let me explain everything about my Garry’s Mod crashes.
When I first got the laptop, It was down graded to Windows XP. Garry’s Mod was playable but it was very laggy for some reason(which it had no reason to). My guess was because GMOD11 just came out at the time it as you all know, it was pretty glitchy. My LCD plug went out twice and my motherboard friend once. Those issues have been resolved. Then came a time when my laptop couldn’t run any games at all due to serious lag. It will run fine at first then I would hit very bad lag spikes out of no where and they would continually get worse until the game was unplayable. Since all my files were backed on my external HD, I completely reformatted my computer and reinstalled windows back to Vista Business. All the updates were installed and games played fantastic, Better then before and I could play with much higher graphic settings without a problem. Project Torque, Battlefield 2, Combat Arms, Americas Army 2, and Sims 2 were the games I’ve played without ANY problem. They still all work flawless. BUT, Garry’s Mod 11 is the only game that continues to still not work. I’ve done the typical steps to fix my issues like reinstalling steam and the games(and deleted the files manually from program files), turning off voice chat in game, and other various steps in the system. First it was a “HL2.exe has stopped working” issue which was easily fixed. I got to play the game 3 hours that night with no problem. I went to play the next night and now the game freezes completely when I start building, particularly the duplicator and weld tools. So I can run around in the game and not crash but as soon as I start building for a few minutes the whole laptop freezes completely. No sound, no movement, no way to close but to manually shut down the computer. I’ve tried so much to fix my issue but I can’t figure out what the issue is. I’ve even updated my harddware. Last night I updated my BIOS and tried again. You guessed it, Once I started building I crashed but this time there were 2 large yellow boxes on my screen. Here’s a picture I took with my camera.
I’m a computer tech and server administrator for a large franchise company. I’ve tried what I could to fix my issue but still unable to resolve it. I only want replies from someone who knows what they’re doing and possibly know the fix. Like for example “I think you have bad RAM”. I’ve been told that but if my RAM was bad, my other games wouldn’t work and when I crash, I would get a blue screen…not freeze all together. FYI, The freeze is not due to overheating. As I watch the temperature as I play. It sits off the desk with 2 cooling fans underneath and it runs at 46C on average. The laptop is clean internally as I take it apart to blow all the dust out after time.
So if anyone knows what they’re doing and knows the fix for this…I would so appreciate your help. Also if you guys have anymore questions, I’ll be glad to answer them. These crashes have frustrated me for about a year and a half now. The laptop can’t run it but my slow PC from 2004 can!