Hello there,

This has happened with other games but I'm not sure what the problem is here. I can play for a while with no issues but every now and then the game freezes, the screen goes black and the sound 'skips' until I have to force reset my machine.

Anyone know what may be causing this? or if even there might be a solution for this issue? I realize the computer is old (bought 2008) but I wouldn't think age would be an issue.

The computer is perched on a 1 inch stand allowing airflow from underneath. I have a friend who has suggested and volunteered to help me re-apply thermal paste to both the GPU and the processor. Do you reckon this will make a difference?

Specs:
Intel Core 2 Duo P8400/2.26 Ghz
Dual-Core
4GB RAM
Video: NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS - 512 MB GDDR3 SDRAM

cheers!