Computer periodicly freezes during D2 + more

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Doomsday123

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Ive been coming to this site for quite some time now and yall have been very well with solving my problems. I would like to thank yall for all your help and time but it is time to call for your assistance again.

Heres my problem. I play Diablo II: Lord of Distruction quite often. During my play, my computer will just stop. The screen will freeze, the sound will stick (not loop, just sits on the note, or sound output it was playing, and keeps the pitch), and my computer will no longer operate. I hold down the power button for 10 secs and it still does not shut down. I dont know if this is because the computer is frozen or what because I dont even think the power button will work while the computer is working. I have to reach to the back of the tower and flip the switch off and on to reboot my computer. It has done this 2 or 3 times while I have not been on the game but it happens 95% of the time while I am on the game. I have the most current version of Direct X to my knowledge, so I dont believe that is my problem. I dont see a pattern in it, it just happens randomly, making it quite frustrating.

If anyone has any suggestions or solutions, I am all ears. Thanks again.
 
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One thought that comes to mind is perhaps your machine is locking up due to heat. While the game is running, your components will work harder, which may account for the reason it's locking up. Try opening the side of your case, and BLAST it with cold air from a large house fan, and load up D2 and see if the problem persists. If not, you need to figure out an adequate cooling solution.
 
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That used to be a common error related to sound card drivers and/or DirectX.
 
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