Computer freezing in-game
I have an HP dv6 laptop, with an i7 3rd generation processor, 8GB of RAM, a Nvidia Geoforce GT 630M graphics card, and it is running Windows 64 bit.
I am able to play games like Borderlands 2 perfectly fine, but recently my computer has been freezing in-game. The audio continues to play, but the screen is completely frozen. I can't even use ctrl+alt+delete to pull up the task manager to shut down the game. I have to turn off my computer completely. This is incredibly annoying.
It has happened while playing Borderlands 2, but only once in the 30 some hours I have played it. It has also happened while playing League of Legends, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Call of Duty: World at War, Resident Evil 5 (I think), and Metro 2033. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
As you already said, these are just advices:
Make sure your drivers are up to date.
Keep updated drivers ensures better functioning and less possibility of error being generated by them.
Keep proper cooling
In my opinion, hp notebooks tend to get very hot during operation of games that require a lot of graphics. Make sure the air outlet of your notebook is not blocked, and that the coolers are working properly.
Overheating may have caused the freezing to avoid damage to the processor.