Yeah, since Gmod is pretty script-intensive, and not all the scripts are spic-span clean, Gmod is probably THE most crashable mod out there.
Based on your specs, I'd say that your computer should run gmod just fine. However, then I saw that you're running Vista, and thought that could be a definite catalyst to the problem.
If you could, can you show us some sort of error code or message you get when it does crash?
So yeah, i'm still having the same problem,
there are only a few times i notice the reason why it crashes.
- Crashes when Material Tool is opened
- When i go to someones ass_mod menu
- And crashes randomly.
I really would like some help.
Note: It's not like normal crashes, i crash really doing anything almost
I find that Garry's Mod crashes the most when I haven't cleaned up my cache and I have too many addons. I can't remember the directory, but pretty much delete all the files that end in a .dua extension; these are pretty much game cache that are created every time you play a game. I'm not sure what purpose they serve, I just know the game sped up after I deleted all the ones in my directory.
It crashes a lot.
It usually doesn't have to do much with your comp.
First of all, update Vista to SP2 (You need SP1 first though)
Then make sure all the addons and stuff you have are the latest ones.
If the problem still goes on, delete the addons you think that might cause it.
If all else fails, reinstall the game.
I ran it mighty fine on my old pc (Athlon 64 @2.2Ghz, Radeon HD2400XT, 3Gb Ram, Vista) and crashes were pretty rare (once in a day rare).
As said Gmod is pretty damn crashy and I haven't played it in ages so I don't really know how stable the basic build itself is nowadays.