Just installed my new rig today - 2500k + Extreme 3 Gen 3 Z68 ASROCK Board + 4x2gb GSkill 1600 mhz ram upgraded from a Q9400 + Dell Mobo + 6gb of some *** ddr2.
I reinstalled everything properly, all working new drivers for the good ol trusty 570gtx.
With the q9400 setup BF3 operated perfectly, no bugs, nothing, now I can't even open the game as I crash when I'm loading out of the browser. I get a "BF3 Has Stopped Working" message and asks me to close the program etc etc.
Exception code: 0xc0000005 normaly means the program tried to acces protected memory so the exe is corrupted. all you can do is reinstall the game. but because you have added so much hardware you HAL will need replacing too and the only way to do that is fresh install of windows. its most likely the latter that caused the former.
if you reinstalled windows, the the hal layer is fine and wont be the cause of the issue.
what you need now are the patches. and the latest performance drivers.. if your drivers are the newest then roll em back 1 or 2 iterations. but its likley you need patching most.
you may need to contact a Game Adviser for advanced troubleshooting. You can do that here: http://help.ea.com
This is happening with more than one game now - I tried it with TF2 and it wont even load. I would assume that this has something to do with Windows. How do I wipe my HDD clean and Reinstall Windows? I only have a Home Premium Upgrade as well (Does this mean I need a new copy?)