Battlefield 2 Game Stops And Screen Freezes

This only started yesterday but my battlefield 2 game litterly "stops" while playing while everything else keeps going. Like my screen freezes but when i'm frozen i can be killed or i crash while flying/driving. Now i've repatched the game but i'm might reinstall it if it persists. Possible causes:

- A widescreen patch i tried out (made no difference so i uninstalled it)
- Ram, i recently put in an extra 2gb's of kingston ddr2 667 ram (i now have 4gb's of ram)

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