I know this topic has been beaten to death, but I believe there are too many occurances for it to be computer problems.
I have run the diagnosis program and my computer meets all of the minium standards for the game; in fact, they surpass most by a ton.
I am using GameDrive 8.10, but not with SC-PT, since it warns you about it on the case. I shouldn't have to uninstall this app to accomodate a game.
I have cleaned inside the case; fans, heatsink, etc. and have updated all of the drivers. I have installed patch 1.31.
I don't believe that it is a heat problem, because it happens at the first of the game. It happens where Sam has to jump up to the ledge after avoiding the mines.
I play Call of Duty, Rainbow Six 3: Athena Sword and Medal of Honor (All versions.). These all work fine.
I believe there is a "BUG" that truely needs to be fixed.
Splinter Cell is my favorite game, (I am 60 yoa) but I won't buy further versions until I can play SC - PT without waiting for reboots. This is frustrating to say the least (Since we can't use fowl language, this will suffice.).