Command and conquer generals freezing

By jrod2k7
Jan 3, 2009
  1. ok i am new so let me get straight to the point. IM running on Xp professional with AMD 2000+ with geforce2 ultra and with 512 ram. i love command and conquer generals and zero hour.but when i play about 2 to 3 mins into the game the game just completey freezes up. my graphic card runs good and clean on c&c generals. it just freezes alot. please help me i have been searching the google and failed to find the solution to my current problem. reply to me any one please.
  2. jrod2k7

    jrod2k7 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    oh yea and i updated every thing and i ran antiv and antis and stills freezes
  3. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Though you meet the minimum required specs the recommended specs are 1.8 GHz or faster Intel Pentium IV or AMD Athlon processor 256 MB or more RAM
    1.8 GB free hard disk space plus space for saved games Nvidia GeForce3™ or more recent Direct3D™ capable video card.

    I myself played this game (I really like it) on a PC with an Athlon 64 3200+ cpu (2.0 GHz), 2 gigs of RAM, and an X800GTO 256mb DDR3 video card. It more than exceeded the recommended requirements but even then it would slow down if a lot of units were on the screen.

    One rule to keep in mind is to have 2 gigs of RAM if you are gaming on an XP system. RAM is cheap today (older can be more expensive) but you'll need to know how much memory your motherboard can handle, plus what kind it takes. Go to and use their free scan. This is completely safe and very reliable. It will tell you how much RAM you can add and the type. Then if you desire to purchase go to and buy the memory you need for less $.

    The other thing you would need is a new video card but it appears either your card is a PCI or AGP and both of those types are basically no longer manufactured. Today it is PCI-Express and your motherboard in all likelihood isn't designed for these video cards. However, you can buy both AGP and PCI cards at for a decent prices and a number of them will be much more powerful than your current one.

    This is what we need from you: Your system specs such as your make and model of your PC (if bought from HP, Dell, or etc.).

    You said you updated everything. Does that include your video card driver?

    If you don't mind me saying, my recommendation is to begin saving up your cash for a new system and have someone build you one. It will save you money in the long run and you can build it as you want.
  4. jrod2k7

    jrod2k7 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yea but i have no choppy play.when i first got the computer and when i installed c&c generals and with geforce2 ultra it never froze or lock up until like 2 months later then i stop playing for a while and just got back on the game and still have the problem. oh yea thanks for the reply
  5. jrod2k7

    jrod2k7 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i did the scan and i just bought my ram 512 more thank you. oh yea i have emachines with AMD 2000+
  6. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,966   +70

    Keep us up-to-date on how it goes. Unfortunately eMachines don't have a good reputation. If and when you are ready to build/purchase let us know and there are many people here who can lend valuable help. Good luck!
  7. MetalX

    MetalX TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,388

    The freezing could be due to overheating parts or a bad power supply. Try opening up the case and using some compressed air to blow the dust out of the heatsinks on the CPU and video card. In addition, if possible, you might want to try using a different power supply and see what kind of effect that has on stability.
  8. jrod2k7

    jrod2k7 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok ima try but recenty I wiped off the dust on the graphics card. but thats it yea ima try that too thanks and I have a AGP card 2x
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