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7 years ago#1
I recently reformatted my gaming PC. Not wanting to download all of my steam crap again, I sent my Steam folder to another computer, then sent it back over once I was done reformatting. Since then, my game keeps freezing. It lasts between 5 and 10 seconds. I've already tried reinstalling TF2, and it didn't help at all. Any ideas?
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7 years ago#2
some of the data in the folder could have been corrupted
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7 years ago#3
Like what though? I already reinstalled TF2, so the only data that could be causing the problem, as far as I'm aware, would be Source engine data. But all of my other Source games work fine.
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7 years ago#4
all else i can think of is really, really bad lag, or you need to defrag your tf2 file
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7 years ago#5
i had the same problem on my old hard drive. I bought a new one, SATA, and it has been performing a lot better. My game used to freeze every game every few minutes. But now it may freeze once every week, and I attribute that now to lag and not my computer.

So i think it's your hard drive. Because mine is running as perfect as it once was
7 years ago#6
defragging the tf2 files fixed this problem for me once. hope it works for you

(right click tf2 in games window, properties, then local files tab and defragment cache files)
7 years ago#7
I can't imagine it being the hard drive. It's SATA, and it's less than a year old. I suppose it's possible, but I find it unlikely. Defragging my TF2 files didn't help, unfortunately.
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7 years ago#8
Some new information.

I decided I'd just camp a doorway with sticky bombs, since that's about all I could do considering I'd be spending half my time frozen. I discovered that if I stay put, the game doesn't freeze at all, but if I started moving to new areas, the game would freeze for 5-10 seconds for every 3 or so steps that I took.

Also, strangely, crouching makes my point of view move upwards before moving downwards.
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7 years ago#9
hit ctrl+shift+esc and bring up your performance tab, and see how much ram is being used/your cpu

If it's high (or even if it isn't) make sure there aren't any processes running that are eating up your recourses.
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7 years ago#10
My CPU usage while playing TF2 fluctuates between 50-70%. Do you think that's too high?

As for my memory, nothing seems to be taking up too much of that.

Incidentally, minimizing is causing TF2 to stop responding. Just another problem on the pile.
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