Performance After Format
I reformatted my machine last week and for the most part everything has worked fine. However, a few days ago I re-downloaded Steam and installed Counter-Strike: Source. Previously, I had no problems running the game on my system. Now, shortly after entering a server, the game will lock up, forcing me to hard reset my machine. Generally, the game will freeze as soon as a new round starts when I can actually start playing the game.
I'm not sure what would be causing this problem. I originally thought that I could be missing some drivers, but I re-installed all of the drivers that came on the Driver and Utlities disc that shipped with my computer and I downloaded the latest video and sound drivers from the ATI and Creative websites, respectively.
Oh, and here are my specs:
Computer: Dell Dimension 9100
Processor: Pentium D Processor with Dual Core Technology (3 GHz)
Memory: 1 GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533 MHz
Monitor: 17 inch E173FP Analog Flat Panel
Video Card: 256 MB PCI Express x16 ATI Radeon X600 SE HyperMemory
Hard Drive: 250 GB Serial ATA Hard Drive
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Media Center 2005
DVD Drives: 16x DVD+/-RW Drive and 16x DVD-ROM Drive
Sound Card: Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS
Speakers: Dell 5650 5.1 100 Watt Speaker System with Subwoofer
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