After around 15 minutes of playing Battlefield: Bad Company 2, my computer completely locks up with the game's image on screen and the last second of sound constantly looping. I have to hard restart the machine to get it to come back.
I'm not sure if this issue is isolated to BF:BC2 but it's the only game I've been playing recently. I've tried leaving a Source Engine game running and it didn't crash for the hour it was open so I'm guessing it's just because BF:BC2 is a more intensive game on the system.
Could this be a temperature issue? I've previously played BF:BC2 on the same computer during the summer (it's winter here now) without any issues so I'm guessing this is unlikely. Perhaps faulty RAM or another component?
My specs are:
- Intel Core 2 Duo E7200
- 4GB RAM
- NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
- Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
These are my temperatures when in Windows - are they bad?
I can try and get a picture of them while I've got a game running if that would help.