neway all i did was jacked up my swap memory to about 3GB in my C: drive (where CS:S is installed) fixed the problem.. however.. it seems like u have a good 1gb of ram which is enough.. maybe your computer is not being cooled down properly.. i agree with zephead..
also the power supply could be a problem too..
if u know ur PSU watt.. then check the website n see if its enuf =]
See if any of that helps could just not be getting enough power, or not enough swap space available.
can also try setting agp mode to x4 in bios and see what happens
I know, I know, you will now say â€œAGPx4, that isnâ€™t why I bought the cardâ€. If I understand correctly, AGPx8 isnâ€™t really a standard yet, so there are bound to be problems. Just set it to x4 for now, eventually, board manufacturers and gfx card manufacturers will solve those problems. x4 should be enough to play games.