I have been having this issue for a long time, I have been looking for answers for a long time, with no luck. You can see my system specs, I have tried to use my onboard sound and a audigy 2zs also. Clocked or not, and it's the only game that locks up like this. Multiplayer and single player alike. Nothing is overheating, nothing is unstable, drivers are up to date, game is patched, tried removing and reinstalling. This is happening under XP. Anyone have any ideas?