So i went out and built myself a $3000 gaming pc as you do . This pc was intended for graphical games such as BF4. So i go out and buy the game, 25 gigs of it, and install it, open it, play 2 campaign missions and from then on every 5 minutes it crashes. No idea why, others in the world seem to have this problem, any ideas? Thanks
Im playing in ultra 1920x1080p@60+ FPS(as FRAPS suggests)
Cooler: Corsair H110 liquid loop
Mobo: Asus crosshair v formula z am3+
GPU: Asus R9 290x
Ram:16Gb of Muskin blackline ridgeback @2400MHZ
PSU: Corsair RM750
Case: NZXT H440 Silent case
8 Fans total
What do you mean by crashing? BSOD? Computer turns off? Screen goes black with sound loop? BF4 CTDs? We really need to know how it crashes. If you computer turns off or it CTDs (crashes to desktop) then it isn't your display driver.
By crashing i mean. Theres two options, its either the screen freezes when im often in a vehicle or the map has just loaded or two: it closes to desktop with an error message.
GPU's fans @ 80% default so im guesing shes pritty hot, i usually monitor it via afterburner or gpu tweak and it sits around 70+
Like it was all fine for the first couple campaigns then it started to constantly crash or freeze so i'd restarted it a few times, let it cool down and it still happens
Great news! So i was wondering through other peoples posts with the same issue and someone suggested the issue was with punkbuster needing updating etc. So i look around and i actually dont have it installed. So i download it, then updated it and finally completed two missions on ultra no crashing whatsoever @63*C
Could be a few things; the fact you are seeing occasional hard lockups is worrying.
1: CPU temps? If they're over 70C, you're likely overheating.
2: RAM Errors? Run memtest86+ and see if you have any RAM failures. Most likely component to fail, and could easily cause what you are seeing.
3: PSU? Unstable voltage could also cause what you are seeing, though Corsair is a fairly good brand.